Houston, TX 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 2,296,253 residents in Houston, with a median age of 33.9. Of this, 49.74% are males and 50.26% are females. US-born citizens make up 69.49% of the resident pool in Houston, while non-US-born citizens account for 11.23%. Additionally, 19.28% of the population is represented by non-citizens.
A total of 1,879,490 people in Houston currently live in the same house as they did last year.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Population 2,296,253 0.1%
Male Population 1,142,243 0.0%
Female Population 1,154,010 0.2%
Male population 49.74%
Female population 50.26%
Y-o-Y Change
Median Age 33.9 0.6%
Citizen US Born 1,595,673 -0.1%
Citizen not US Born 257,861 2.1%
Not Citizen 442,719 -0.3%
Citizen US Born 69.49%
Citizen not US Born 11.23%
Not Citizen 19.28%
Y-o-Y Change
Moved from Abroad 27,952 6.9%
Moved from Same County 269,452 -4.7%
Moved from Same State 51,282 -2.4%
Moved from Different State 38,416 8.2%
Same House as Last Year 1,879,490 0.8%
Moved from Abroad 1.23%
Moved from Same County 11.89%
Moved from Same State 2.26%
Moved from Different State 1.69%
Same House as Last Year 82.92%

What are the employment statistics in Houston?

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White-collar workers make up 75.38% of the working population in Houston, while blue-collar employees account for 24.62%. There are also 113,894 entrepreneurs in Houston (10.09% of the workforce); 831,315 workers employed in private companies (73.66%); and 111,621 people working in governmental institutions (9.89%).
Y-o-Y Change
White Collar 850,835 1.1%
Blue Collar 277,822 0.9%
White Collar 75.38%
Blue Collar 24.62%
Y-o-Y Change
Self Employees 113,894 0.0%
Private Companies 831,315 1.0%
Governmental Workers 111,621 0.9%
Not for Profit Companies 71,827 3.6%
Self Employees 10.09%
Private Companies 73.66%
Governmental Workers 9.89%
Not for Profit Companies 6.36%

How many households are there in Houston?

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There are a total of 897,510 households in Houston, each made up of around 3 members. Family establishments represent 59.16% of these Houston households, while non-family units account for the remaining 40.84%. Additionally, 30.96% of households have children and 69.04% of households are without children.
Y-o-Y Change
Total Households 897,510 2.1%
Average People Per Household 3 -1.9%
Family Households 530,928 0.8%
Non-family Households 366,582 4.0%
Family Households 59.16%
Non-family Households 40.84%
Y-o-Y Change
Households with Children 277,849 -0.3%
Households without Children 619,661 3.2%
Households with Children 30.96%
Households without Children 69.04%

What are the median and average incomes in Houston?

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The average annual household income in Houston is $97,458, while the median household income sits at $60,440 per year. Residents aged 25 to 44 earn $64,494, while those between 45 and 64 years old have a median wage of $68,709. In contrast, people younger than 25 and those older than 65 earn less, at $35,703 and $48,194, respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Average Household Income $97,458 7.7%
Median Household Income $60,440 7.9%
People below Poverty Level 434,406 0.7%
People above Poverty Level 1,797,276 0.0%

How many homeowners and renters are there in Houston?

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There are 1,006,392 housing units in Houston, and the median year in which these properties were built is 1980. Of the 897,510 occupied housing units in Houston, 41.96% are owner-occupied, while 58.04% have renters living in them.
Meanwhile, properties bought with mortgages account for 52.71% of the units, and the median value of a home with a mortgage is $281,100. In general, housing costs reach $1,240 per month in Houston.
Y-o-Y Change
Housing Units 1,006,392 1.6%
Median Year Built 1980 0.0%
Built in 1939 or Earlier 41,952 1.0%
Built between 1940 and 1949 40,580 -3.2%
Built between 1950 and 1959 96,775 -2.0%
Built between 1960 and 1969 125,932 -1.8%
Built between 1970 and 1979 195,811 0.8%
Built between 1980 and 1989 142,020 -1.8%
Built between 1990 and 1999 96,454 -0.4%
Built between 2000 and 2009 129,870 3.2%
Built between 2010 and 2019 130,427 12.0%
Built in 2020 or Later 6,571 216.7%
Y-o-Y Change
Occupied Housing Units 897,510 2.1%
Owner Occupied 376,562 0.9%
Renter Occupied 520,948 3.0%
Owner Occupied 41.96%
Renter Occupied 58.04%
Y-o-Y Change
With Mortgage 198,479 0.1%
Without Mortgage 178,083 1.8%
Median Value with Mortgage $281,100 16.1%
Median Value without Mortgage $191,600 16.2%
Median Housing Costs per Month $1,240 8.7%
With Mortgage 52.71%
Without Mortgage 47.29%

What is the level of education in Houston?

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Approximately 31.57% of the population in Houston holds a high school degree (that's 551,441 residents), while 18.76% have attained a college certificate (343,567 locals) and 19.81% have a bachelor's degree (346,004 people).
Y-o-Y Change
No High School 202,519 3.4%
Some High School 551,441 0.8%
Some College 343,567 -1.5%
Associate Degree 100,416 0.2%
Bachelor's Degree 346,004 1.4%
Graduate Degree 218,366 2.9%
No High School 11.6%
Some High School 31.57%
Some College 18.76%
Associate Degree 5.75%
Bachelor's Degree 19.81%
Graduate Degree 12.5%

What is the marital status of Houston residents?

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A total of 774,130 people in Houston have never been married (which represents 42.15% of the total population), while 797,732 of them are wedded (43.43%). Separated and divorced residents are in smaller numbers, at 52,678 (2.87%) and 182,650 (9.94%), respectively.
Y-o-Y Change
Never Married 774,130 3.5%
Married 797,732 -0.7%
Separated 52,678 -3.6%
Widowed 82,117 0.7%
Divorced 182,650 -1.1%
Never Married 42.15%
Married 43.43%
Separated 2.87%
Widowed 4.47%
Divorced 9.94%

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 902,593 residents commute by car, 34,221 prefer going to work by bus or trolley bus and 20,591 by walking.
Y-o-Y Change
Car 902,593 -1.1%
Bus or TrolleyBus 34,221 -6.7%
Subway or Elevated 632 N/A
Railroad 308 -82.6%
Ferryboat 74 60.9%
Bicycle 5,218 6.8%
Motorcycle 1,032 -11.0%
TaxiCab 2,428 20.4%
Walk 20,591 -2.1%

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 18,800 6,436 $78,292.00 $110,669.00
77003 10,169 5,354 $87,618.00 $106,225.00
77004 35,506 15,465 $68,141.00 $100,659.00
77005 28,470 9,955 $213,059.00 $320,218.00
77006 24,006 13,902 $104,375.00 $157,088.00
77007 42,881 22,436 $140,536.00 $186,467.00
77008 38,496 18,349 $140,609.00 $205,291.00
77009 36,872 15,088 $77,817.00 $134,710.00
77010 837 529 $221,776.00 $303,006.00
77011 16,685 6,178 $44,412.00 $58,783.00

Methodology & Disclaimers


Demographic data shown in this section was gathered from the latest U.S. Census Bureau release, the 2022 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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