Houston Demographics

Population - Employment - Households - Income / Financial - Housing - Education - Marital Status - Means of Transport to Work - Median Income by Zipcode

What is the population of Houston?

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There are 2,313,238 residents in Houston, with a median age of 33.3. Of this, 49.8% are males and 50.2% are females. US-born citizens make up 69.66% of the resident pool in Houston, while non-US-born citizens account for 10.92%. Additionally, 19.42% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 1,869,035 people in Houston currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 2,313,238 0.1%
Male Population 1,152,063 -0.1%
Female Population 1,161,175 0.4%
Male population 49.8%
Female population 50.2%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 33.3 0.9%
Citizen US Born 1,611,324 0.6%
Citizen not US Born 252,701 4.8%
Not Citizen 449,213 -3.9%
Citizen US Born 69.66%
Citizen not US Born 10.92%
Not Citizen 19.42%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 30,922 -15.4%
Moved from Same County 292,058 0.4%
Moved from Same State 52,080 2.2%
Moved from Different State 35,789 -13.9%
Same House as Last Year 1,869,035 0.8%
Moved from Abroad 1.36%
Moved from Same County 12.81%
Moved from Same State 2.28%
Moved from Different State 1.57%
Same House as Last Year 81.98%

What are the employment statistics in Houston?

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White-collar workers make up 75.35% of the working population in Houston, while blue-collar employees account for 24.65%. There are also 113,500 entrepreneurs in Houston (10.09% of the workforce); 833,469 workers employed in private companies (74.06%); and 109,305 people working in governmental institutions (9.71%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 847,966 0.5%
Blue Collar 277,382 -3.7%
White Collar 75.35%
Blue Collar 24.65%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 113,500 6.1%
Private Companies 833,469 -2.0%
Governmental Workers 109,305 2.0%
Not for Profit Companies 69,074 2.1%
Self Employees 10.09%
Private Companies 74.06%
Governmental Workers 9.71%
Not for Profit Companies 6.14%

How many households are there in Houston?

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There are a total of 874,827 households in Houston, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 60.23% of these Houston households, while non-family units account for the remaining 39.77%. Additionally, 32.12% of households have children and 67.88% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 874,827 1.9%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.5%
Family Households 526,874 0.9%
Non-family Households 347,953 3.5%
Family Households 60.23%
Non-family Households 39.77%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 280,986 -0.7%
Households without Children 593,841 3.2%
Households with Children 32.12%
Households without Children 67.88%

What are the median and average incomes in Houston?

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The average annual household income in Houston is $86,249, while the median household income sits at $53,600 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $55,669, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $61,213. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $31,012 and $44,176, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $86,249 2.5%
Median Household Income $53,600 2.4%
People below Poverty Level 437,509 -1.8%
People above Poverty Level 1,809,576 0.7%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Houston?

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There are 982,694 housing units in Houston, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1979. Of the 874,827 occupied housing units in Houston, 42.89% are owner-occupied, while 57.11% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 53.29% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $225,200. In general, housing costs reach $1,090 per month in Houston.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 982,694 1.4%
Median Year Built 1979 0.1%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 41,453 -0.1%
Built between 1940 and 1949 43,084 -1.2%
Built between 1950 and 1959 101,195 1.3%
Built between 1960 and 1969 128,202 -1.3%
Built between 1970 and 1979 200,143 -2.0%
Built between 1980 and 1989 141,501 0.4%
Built between 1990 and 1999 99,963 4.6%
Built between 2000 and 2009 126,185 -2.9%
Built in 2010 or Later 100,968 21.4%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 874,827 1.9%
Owner Occupied 375,219 3.3%
Renter Occupied 499,608 0.9%
Owner Occupied 42.89%
Renter Occupied 57.11%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 199,942 1.9%
Without Mortgage 175,277 5.0%
Median Value with Mortgage $225,200 9.6%
Median Value without Mortgage $157,700 9.0%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,090 3.0%
With Mortgage 53.29%
Without Mortgage 46.71%

What is the level of education in Houston?

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Approximately 32.17% of the population in Houston holds a high school degree (that's 560,119 residents), while 19.64% have attained a college certificate (354,037 locals) and 19.54% have a bachelor's degree (340,301 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 189,536 -2.3%
Some High School 560,119 -2.8%
Some College 354,037 1.3%
Associate Degree 99,265 7.9%
Bachelor's Degree 340,301 4.3%
Graduate Degree 210,105 6.9%
No High School 10.88%
Some High School 32.17%
Some College 19.64%
Associate Degree 5.7%
Bachelor's Degree 19.54%
Graduate Degree 12.07%

What is the marital status of Houston residents?

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A total of 746,473 people in Houston have never been married (which represents 40.81% of the total population), while 813,429 of them are wedded (44.47%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 54,467 (2.98%) and 186,198 (10.18%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 746,473 0.0%
Married 813,429 0.4%
Separated 54,467 -6.6%
Widowed 83,004 -0.2%
Divorced 186,198 3.0%
Never Married 40.81%
Married 44.47%
Separated 2.98%
Widowed 4.54%
Divorced 10.18%

What are the most common means of transportation in Houston?

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The top three means of transportation people in Houston use to get to work are: car, bus or trolley bus and walking. A total of 947,696 residents commute by car, 37,241 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 21,045 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 947,696 -3.3%
Bus or TrolleyBus 37,241 -4.2%
Subway or Elevated 378 N/A
Railroad 1,863 31.3%
Ferryboat 44 10.0%
Bicycle 4,733 2.8%
Motorcycle 1,151 13.5%
TaxiCab 1,819 7.4%
Walk 21,045 -3.5%

What is the median and average household income in Houston by zipcode?

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ZipCode Population Number of Households Median Income Average Income
77002 17,026 5,341 $80,220.00 $104,876.00
77003 9,612 4,784 $80,083.00 $90,445.00
77004 38,721 14,577 $55,498.00 $86,651.00
77005 29,022 10,271 $202,526.00 $293,706.00
77006 21,938 13,130 $79,808.00 $121,421.00
77007 40,112 20,930 $129,703.00 $170,438.00
77008 36,248 17,326 $121,408.00 $174,193.00
77009 37,149 14,847 $61,296.00 $111,926.00
77010 911 598 $250,001.00 $373,083.00
77011 18,296 6,225 $36,751.00 $50,608.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2019 American Community Survey. The information is updated yearly, as soon as new data is made available by the US Census Bureau.
No representation, guarantee or warranty is made as to the accuracy or completeness of information modified or aggregated for specific neighborhoods and/or zip codes.
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