Also See: Houston, TX ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps
The City of Houston is the largest city in Texas with a population of 2,419,240 as of July 1, 2020. Houston ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Houston is located at latitude 29.7633 and longitude -95.3633 in Harris County. The formal boundaries for the City of Houston encompass a land area of 599.74 sq. miles and a water area of 27.84 sq. miles. Harris County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 36 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Houston are located in Harris County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Fort Bend County, and Montgomery County.
The City of Houston (GNIS ID: 2410796) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Houston is located within Houston Division of Harris County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Houston: Houston City.
|Total Population||2,419,240 (100%)|
|Population in Households||2,379,266 (98.3%)|
|Population in Families||1,861,483 (76.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||39,974 ( 1.7%)|
|Median Household Income||$52,290|
|Average Household Income||$83,777|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||16%|
|Per Capita Income||$31,321|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||1,013,386 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||381,123 (37.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||522,932 (51.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||109,331 (10.8%)|
|Median Home Value||$201,288|
|Average Home Value||$310,479|
|Housing Affordability Index3||135|
|Average Household Size||2.63|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.28%|
|Per Capita Income||1.84%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.1%|
The table below compares Houston to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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.
|Total Population||# 1||100th|
|Population Density||# 112||94th|
|Median Household Income||# 829||53rd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 289||17th|
|Per Capita Income||# 473||73rd|
|Diversity Index||# 15||99th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.