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Houston, Texas - Basic Facts

Houston is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Houston.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Harris County at latitude 29.7633 and longitude -95.3633. Harris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 36 feet.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Houston: Houston City.

Also See: Houston, TX ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

Houston, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Houston to the other 1,752 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 108 94th
Diversity Index2 # 14 99th
Median Household Income # 875 50th
Per Capita Income # 510 71st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Houston, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,177,480
Population in Households 2,139,823
Population in Familes 1,679,885
Population in Group Qrtrs 37,657
Population Density1 3,632
Diversity Index2 85
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 811,434
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 496,145
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 924,458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 357,473 (38.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 453,961 (49.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 113,024 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $178,258
Average Home Value $265,149
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,136
Average Household Income $67,373
Per Capita Income $25,323
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.86% 1.33%
Households 0.85% 1.38%
Families 0.7% 1.23%
Median Household Income   3.98%
Per Capita Income   3.55%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Information Updates

The Demographic Data for the 4,699 Texas cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: August 1, 2014.

The information on the 111,347 Texas Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: August 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps are updated four times per year. Last Update: July 8, 2014.