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Houston, TX

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Welcome to Houston—where everything really is bigger. As the largest city in Texas, Houston is a community of over 2.1 million diverse individuals, and its culture is just as varied and interesting. Nicknamed the “Space City” after it became the seat of NASA’s space program, Houston also has a rich historical background,\nsports and entertainment options, arts movements, and cultural celebrations. There’s a reason so many call Houston home, and it continues to foster ever-growing commerce, tourism, and communities.

The following city data has been aggregated by the 2011 American Community Survey & 2010 U.S. Census.

Total Population

How many people live in Houston? U.S. Census
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Total Population: 2089090

Sex By Age

Individuals were asked to mark either "male" or "female" to indicate their sex. For most cases in which sex was not reported, the appropriate entry was determined from the persons given (i.e., first) name and household relationship. Otherwise, sex was allocated according to the relationship to the householder and the age of the person. U.S. Census
Age Male Female Total
Under 5 Years 8.26% 7.97% 8.12%
5 to 9 years 7.25% 7.02% 7.14%
10 to 14 years 6.81% 6.36% 6.59%
15 to 17 years 4.08% 4.04% 4.06%
18 to 19 years 2.86% 2.71% 2.79%
20 years 1.54% 1.38% 1.46%
21 years 1.67% 1.45% 1.56%
22 to 24 years 5.08% 5.0% 5.04%
25 to 29 years 9.61% 8.94% 9.28%
30 to 34 years 8.61% 7.96% 8.28%
35 to 39 years 7.88% 7.1% 7.49%
40 to 44 years 6.74% 6.65% 6.69%
45 to 49 years 6.66% 6.69% 6.67%
50 to 54 years 6.25% 6.3% 6.27%
55 to 59 years 5.12% 5.4% 5.26%
60 and 61 years 1.86% 1.93% 1.89%
62 to 64 years 2.05% 2.54% 2.3%
65 and 66 years 1.27% 1.47% 1.37%
67 to 69 years 1.45% 1.75% 1.6%
70 to 74 years 1.88% 2.36% 2.12%
75 to 79 years 1.36% 1.92% 1.64%
80 to 84 years 0.94% 1.47% 1.21%
85 years and over 0.77% 1.57% 1.17%

Median Rent

Median gross rent divides the gross rent distribution into two equal parts: one-half of the cases falling below the median gross rent and one-half above the median. Median gross rent is computed on the basis of a standard distribution. U.S. Census
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Median Rent: $820

Household Income by Gross Rent

This includes the income of the householder and all other individuals 15 years old and over in the household, whether they are related to the householder or not. Because many households consist of only one person, average household income is usually less than average family income. Gross rent as a percentage of household income is a computed ratio of monthly gross rent to monthly household income (total household income divided by 12). U.S. Census
Less than 20.0 percent 20.0 to 24.9 percent 25 to 29.9 percent 30 to 34.9 percent 35 percent or more Not computed
Less than $10,000 378 465 1148 707 36178 12814
$10,000 to $19,999 1042 462 1413 2622 64313 1926
$20,000 to $34,999 3193 9365 15681 18892 47874 2348
$35,000 to $49,999 13303 17724 15343 8081 8727 1818
$50,000 to $74,999 32996 15389 7262 2761 2599 1295
$75,000 to $99,999 22305 4916 1375 430 419 884
$100,000 or more 29668 1694 504 157 193 820

Occupancy Status

All occupied housing units which are not owner-occupied, whether they are rented or occupied without payment of rent, are classified as renter-occupied. U.S. Census

Vacancy Status

Vacancy status and other characteristics of vacant units were determined by field representatives obtaining information from landlords, owners, neighbors, rental agents, and others. U.S. Census

Travel Time to Work

Travel time to work refers to the total number of minutes that it usually took the worker to get from home to work during the reference week. The elapsed time includes time spent waiting for public transportation, picking up passengers in carpools, and time spent in other activities related to getting to work. U.S. Census

Means of Transportation to Work

Means of transportation to work refers to the principal mode of travel or type of conveyance that the worker usually used to get from home to work during the reference week. U.S. Census