Houston, TX 77042 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 77042: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Houston, TX 77042

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,804
  • Single Family Addresses: 4,026
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 15,593
  • County: Harris County
  • Centroid: Latitude 29.747, Longitude -95.56
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Houston, TX 77042 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 41,606
Daytime Population: Workers 43,694
Daytime Population: Residents 19,398
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 63,092
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.52
Population in Households 41,599
Population in Familes 28,020
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 6,999
Diversity Index3 84


Median Household Income $50,876
Average Household Income $77,594
Per Capita Income $36,719


Total Housing Units 22,703 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,537 (20.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,148 (66.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,018 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $282,089
Average Home Value $318,322


Total Households 19,685
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 9,443
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.12% 1.23%
Households 0.88% 1.1%
Families 0.71% 0.97%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Houston, TX 77042 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 77042 to the other 1,848 ZIP Codes in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 184 90th
Population Density # 29 98th
Diversity Index # 89 95th
Median Household Income # 882 52nd
Per Capita Income # 266 86th

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