Houston, TX Demographic Data

Houston, TX Summary

Houston is located in Harris County in Texas
  • Population: 2,161,686
  • Area: 627.50 sq. miles
    • Land Area: 599.59 sq. miles
    • Water Area: 27.91 sq. miles
  • Population Density: 3,444.94 people per sq. mile
  • Elevation: 49.21 ft
  • Time Zone: Central Standard Time (GMT -6)
  • Daylight Savings: Yes

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Houston, TX Gender Breakdown

Gender
Number
Percent
National Avg
Female
1,152,100
50%
50.8
Male
1,152,280
50%
49.2
Total Population
2,304,390
 
323,128,000

Houston, TX Age Breakdown

Age Group
Number
Percent
National Avg
Under 5 Years
180,287
7.8% 
6.1
5 to 9 Years
165,534
7.2% 
6.3
10 to 14 Years
147,819
6.4% 
6.4
15 to 19 Years
143,281
6.2% 
6.7
20 to 24 Years
178,423
7.7% 
6.9
25 to 34 Years
414,304
18.0% 
13.7
35 to 44 Years
319,870
13.9% 
12.6
45 to 54 Years
277,917
12.1% 
13.2
55 to 59 Years
132,559
5.8% 
6.7
60 to 64 Years
110,276
4.8% 
6.1
65 to 74 Years
138,151
6.0% 
8.9
75 to 84 Years
65,704
2.9% 
4.4
85 Years and Over
30,263
1.3% 
1.9
Age Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
18 Years and over
1,720,410
74.7%
77.2
Female
863,613
50.2%
51.3
Male
856,799
49.8%
48.7
21 Years and over
1,636,360
71.0%
73.1
62 Years and over
294,807
12.8%
18.8
65 Years and over
234,118
10.2%
15.2
Female
133,828
57.2%
55.8
Male
100,290
42.8%
44.2
Median Age (years)
33
0.0%
0.0

Houston, TX Race Breakdown

Race
Number
Percent
National Avg
One Race
2,254,190
97.8% 
96.8
White
1,318,840
57.2% 
72.6
Black or African American
520,127
22.6% 
12.7
American Indian and Alaska Native
5,044
0.2% 
0.8
Asian
171,312
7.4% 
5.4
Asian Indian
34,013
1.5% 
1.2
Chinese
37,067
1.6% 
1.3
Filipino
11,332
0.5% 
0.9
Japanese
2,039
0.1% 
0.2
Korean
6,946
0.3% 
0.4
Vietnamese
51,667
2.2% 
0.6
Other Asian
28,248
1.2% 
0.8
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
968
0.0% 
0.2
Native Hawaiian
 
0.1
Guamanian or Chamorro
 
0.0
Samoan
 
0.0
Other Pacific Islander
 
0.1
Some Other Race
237,903
10.3% 
5.1
Two or More Races
50,197
2.2% 
3.2
Hispanic Statistics
Number
Percent
National Avg
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)
1,031,880
44.8% 
17.8
Mexican
751,209
32.6% 
11.2
Puerto Rican
10,391
0.5% 
1.7
Cuban
22,073
1.0% 
0.7
Other Hispanic or Latino
248,205
10.8% 
4.2
Not Hispanic or Latino
1,272,510
55.2% 
82.2

Houston, TX Educational Attainment

Education Level
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 9th grade
188,629
12.7% 
5.4
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
130,794
8.8% 
7.2
High school graduate (includes equivalent)
346,586
23.3% 
27.2
Some college, no degree
263,934
17.7% 
20.6
Associate's Degree
75,608
5.1% 
8.4
Bachelor's Degree
297,986
20.0% 
19.3
Graduate or professional degree
185,507
12.5% 
11.9
Education Summary
Number
Percent
National Avg
< High School Graduate
319,423
21.5%
12.6
High School Graduate or Higher
1,169,621
78.6%
87.4
Bachelor's Degree or Higher
483,493
32.5%
31.2

Houston, TX Marital Status

Marital Status
Number
Percent
National Avg
Never Married
741,028
40.9%
33.7%
Now Married
746,146
41.2%
47.5
Divorced
175,159
9.7%
11.0%
Separated
62,909
3.5%
2.0
Widowed
85,506
4.7
5.8%

Houston, TX Language Spoken at Home

Language
Number
Percent
National Avg
English Only
1,068,320
50.3%
78.4%
Languages other than english
1,055,780
49.7%
21.6%
Spanish
828,500
39.0%
13.3%
Other indo-european languages
77,934
3.7%
3.7%
Asian and Pacific islander languages
106,796
5.0%
3.5%
Other Languages
42,547
2.0%
1.1%

Houston, TX Household Income

Household Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than $10,000
67,558
7.8%
6.7
$10,000 to $14,999
50,194
5.8%
4.8
$15,000 to $24,999
109,399
12.6%
9.7
$25,000 to $34,999
98,593
11.4%
9.5
$35,000 to $49,999
122,437
14.1%
13.0
$50,000 to $74,999
142,114
16.4%
17.7
$75,000 to $99,999
83,045
9.6%
12.3
$100,000 to $149,000
92,530
10.7%
14.0
$150,000 to $199,999
39,816
4.6%
5.8
$200,000 or more
62,229
7.2%
6.4
Median household income
47,793
 
57,617
Per capita income
30,080
 
31,128

Houston, TX Employment Breakdown

Industry
Number
Percent
National Avg
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting and mining
33,347
3.0%
1.7
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services
107,565
9.6%
9.8
Construction
113,959
10.2%
6.4
Educational services, health care and social assistance
217,864
19.4%
23.0
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
68,541
6.1%
6.6
Information
13,925
1.2%
2.1
Manufacturing
94,013
8.4%
10.1
Other services except public administration
73,256
6.5%
4.9
Professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management services
162,895
14.5%
11.4
Public administration
27,934
2.5%
4.6
Retail trade
112,895
10.1%
11.5
Transportation, warehousing and utilities
60,683
5.4%
5.2
Wholesale trade
34,957
3.1%
2.7
Occupation
Number
Percent
National Avg
Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations
134,850
12.0%
8.8%
Management, professional, and related occupations
395,738
35.3%
37.6%
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
138,063
12.3%
12.2%
Sales and office occupations
227,870
20.3%
23.3%
Service occupations
225,313
20.1%
18.1%

Houston, TX Commute Statistics

Commute Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Workers 16 Years and over
1,102,950
 
 
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
850,966
77.2%
76.3
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
125,831
11.4%
9.0
Public transportation (excluding taxicab)
39,832
3.6%
5.1
Walked
23,550
2.1%
2.7
Other means
24,060
2.2%
1.8
Worked at home
38,715
3.5%
5.0
Mean travel time to work (Minutes)
27.3
 
26.6

Houston, TX Vehicles per Household

Vehicles per Household
Number
Percent
National Avg
None
70,411
8.1%
8.7
1 vehicles
379,693
43.7%
33.2
2 vehicles
295,369
34.0%
37.1
3 or more
122,442
14.1%
21.0

Houston, TX Housing Occupancy

Housing Occupancy
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
 
 
Occupied Housing Units
867,915
90.0%
87.6
Owner Occupied
374,439
43.1%
63.1
Renter Occupied
493,476
56.9%
36.9
Vacant Housing Units
96,520
10.0%
12.4
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
2
0.0%
0.0
Rental Vacancy Rate
8
0.0%
0.0
Average household size of owner-occupied unit
2.8
0.0%
2.7
Average household size of renter-occupied unit
2.5
0.0%
2.5

Houston, TX Rooms per Residence

Rooms per Residence
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
964,435
1 room
27,712
2.9%
2.4
2 rooms
39,879
4.1%
2.7
3 rooms
186,526
19.3%
9.1
4 rooms
207,570
21.5%
16.5
5 rooms
170,190
17.6%
19.8
6 rooms
144,323
15.0%
17.8
7 rooms
80,373
8.3%
12.0
8 rooms
50,770
5.3%
8.6
9 rooms or more
57,092
5.9%
11.1
Median Rooms
5
 
0.0

Houston, TX Structure Type Statistics

Structure Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Total Housing Units
964,435
 
 
1-unit, detached
431,174
44.7%
61.5
1-unit, attached
50,321
5.2%
5.9
2-units
16,050
1.7%
3.6
3 or 4 units
35,854
3.7%
4.4
5 to 9 units
70,452
7.3%
4.8
10 to 19 units
134,901
14.0%
4.4
20 or more units
216,110
22.4%
9.0
Mobile home
8,854
0.9%
6.2
Boat, RV, van, etc.
719
0.1%
0.1

Houston, TX Housing Age Statistics

Housing Age
Number
Percent
National Avg
1939 or earlier
41,920
4.3%
12.8%
1940 to 1949
47,016
4.9%
5.0%
1950 to 1959
104,566
10.8%
10.4%
1960 to 1969
129,941
13.5%
10.7%
1970 to 1979
226,421
23.5%
15.3%
1980 to 1989
126,903
13.2%
13.5%
1990 to 1999
98,423
10.2%
13.9%
2000 to 2009
132,444
13.7%
14.2%
2010 to 2013
34,525
3.6%
2.8%
2014 or later
22,276
2.3%
1.4%

Houston, TX Household Heating

Heating Fuel Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Utility Gas
295,989
34.1%
48.1
Bottled, tank, or LP gas
4,827
0.6%
4.7
Electricity
559,459
64.5%
38.7
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
975
0.1%
4.8
Coal or coke
0
0.0%
0.1
Wood
140
0.0%
1.9
Solar energy
251
0.0%
0.1
Other fuel
533
0.1%
0.5
No fuel used
5,741
0.7%
1.1

Houston, TX Mortgage Statistics

Mortgage Payments
Number
Percent
National Avg
Housing units with a mortgage
205,387
 
47295100.0
Less than $500
1,938
0.9%
1.6%
$2,500 to $2,999
13,608
6.6%
7.0%
$2,000 to $2,499
22,748
11.1%
11.8%
$3,000 or more
28,553
13.9%
10.3%
$500 to $999
34,547
16.8%
20.4%
$1,500 to $1,999
38,620
18.8%
20.1%
$1,000 to $1,499
65,373
31.8%
28.8%
Mortgage Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 20.0%
93,625
45.8%
45.4%
20.0% to 24.9%
30,652
15.0%
15.7%
25.0% to 29.9%
19,952
9.8%
10.6%
30.0% to 34.9%
12,870
6.3%
7.0%
35.0% or more
47,148
23.1%
21.3%
Not Computed
1,140
0.0%
0.0%

Houston, TX Rent Statistics

Rent Payment Amount
Number
Percent
National Avg
Occupied Units Paying Rent
479,584 
 
41,631,300 
$2,500 to $2,999
4,751
1.0%
1.9%
$3,000 or more
6,850
1.4%
1.8%
$2,000 to $2,499
12,244
2.6%
4.4%
Less than $500
23,254
4.8%
10.7%
$1,500 to $1,999
50,429
10.5%
11.9%
$1,000 to $1,499
139,244
29.0%
28.3%
$500 to $999
242,812
50.6%
41.0%
No Cash Rent
13,892
0.0%
2,206,240
Median (Dollars)
952
0.0%
981
Rent Payment as % of Income
Number
Percent
National Avg
Less than 15.0%
53,021
11.3%
13.1%
15.0% to 19.9%
60,937
13.0%
12.9%
20.0% to 24.9%
59,218
12.7%
12.8%
25.0% to 29.9%
53,143
11.4%
11.5%
30.0% to 34.9%
41,675
8.9%
9.0%
35.0% or more
199,756
42.7%
40.7%
Not Computed
25,726
0.0%
0.0%

Houston, TX Property Value

Property Type
Number
Percent
National Avg
Specified Owner-Occupied Units
374,439
 
75,022,600
Less then $50,000
20,369
5.4%
7.3%
$50,000 to $99,999
86,045
23.0%
7.3%
$100,000 to $149,000
66,160
17.7%
14.1%
$150,000 to $199,000
45,106
12.0%
14.5%
$200,000 to $299,999
50,707
13.5%
19.2%
$300,000 to $499,999
58,793
15.7%
18.2%
$500,000 to $999,999
34,543
9.2%
10.5%
$1,000,000 or more
12,716
3.4%
3.1%
Median (Dollars)
163,700
 
205,000
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