Houston, TX

2,304,388 Population
599.7 square miles 3,842.3 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
8.3%
was 8.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in TX
Population Density
3,842.3
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
46.2%
was 44.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
30.3%
was 28.3%
Ranked 5th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
25.3%
was 25.1%
Ranked 35th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
10.2%
was 9.5%
Ranked 37th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
4.5
was 4.3
Ranked 19th Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
20.8%
was 22.4%
Ranked 45th Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$47,010
was $45,353
Ranked 38th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
52.8
52.9
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
13.3
was 9.8
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
966.7
was 962.7
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
4,397.5
was 5,086.6
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
964,435
was 926,019
Ranked 1st Highest in TX
Median Rent
$952
was $841
Ranked 28th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
14,043
was 12,533
 
Occupied Housing Units
867,915
was 815,266
 
Homeownership Rate
43.1%
was 43.0%
Ranked 53rd Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
5,198
was 3,513
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,512.7
was 1,544.1
Ranked 6th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.4%
was 19.2%
Ranked 34th Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
8,845
was 9,020
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.7
Ranked 45th Highest in TX
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
15.2
was 13.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
6.4
was 5.8
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
88.2%
was 85.7%
Ranked 42nd Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
70.7%
Ranked 46th Highest in TX
Percent with Insurance Over 65
97.5%
was 95.9%
Ranked 31st Highest in TX

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
78.5%
was 77.2%
Ranked 43rd Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
32.5%
was 31.4%
Ranked 21st Highest in TX

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