Houston, TX

2,298,628 Population
599.7 square miles 3,736.4 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
8.4%
was 8.3%
Ranked 1st Highest in TX
Population Density
3,736.4
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
45.6%
was 44.7%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
30.3%
was 28.3%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Percent Under 18
25.6%
was 25.1%
Ranked 35th Highest in TX
Percent 65 and Over
9.6%
was 9.5%
Ranked 38th Highest in TX

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.5
was 4.3
Ranked 22nd Lowest in TX
Percent Living in Poverty
21.2%
was 22.4%
Ranked 42nd Lowest in TX
Median Household Income
$48,064
was $45,353
Ranked 35th Highest in TX
Gini Income Distribution
 
52.9
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
946,571
was 926,019
Ranked 1st Highest in TX
Median Rent
$923
was $841
Ranked 28th Highest in TX
Total Building Permits
14,043
was 12,533
 
Occupied Housing Units
849,974
was 815,266
 
Homeownership Rate
41.4%
was 43.0%
Ranked 54th Highest in TX
Single Family Building Permits
5,198
was 3,513
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,503.5
was 1,544.1
Ranked 5th Highest in TX
Rental Vacancy Rate
16.2%
was 19.2%
Ranked 31st Highest in TX
Multifamily Building Permits
8,845
was 9,020
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.7
was 2.7
Ranked 38th 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
89.0%
was 85.7%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
70.4%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
96.5%
was 95.9%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
77.7%
was 77.2%
Ranked 50th Highest in TX
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
30.9%
was 31.4%
Ranked 20th Highest in TX

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