Houston, Texas

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Population in 2013: 2,195,914 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.4%
 
Males: 1,100,713  (50.1%)
Females: 1,095,201  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  32.7 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, 77011, 77012, 77013, 77014, 77016, 77017, 77018, 77019, 77020, 77021, 77022, 77023, 77025, 77026, 77027, 77028, 77030, 77031, 77033, 77034, 77035, 77036, 77038, 77040, 77041, 77042, 77043, 77045, 77046, 77047, 77048, 77050, 77051, 77053, 77054, 77056, 77057, 77058, 77059, 77061, 77062, 77063, 77064, 77065, 77066, 77067, 77068, 77069, 77070, 77071, 77072, 77073, 77074, 77075, 77076, 77077, 77078, 77079, 77080, 77081, 77082, 77084, 77085, 77086, 77087, 77088, 77090, 77091, 77092, 77093, 77094, 77095, 77096, 77098, 77099, 77201, 77336, 77339, 77345, 77357, 77365, 77373, 77375, 77377, 77379, 77386, 77388, 77407, 77429, 77433, 77447, 77449, 77478, 77484, 77489, 77493, 77504, 77506, 77587.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,353 (it was $36,616 in 2000)
Houston:

$45,353
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,989 (it was $20,101 in 2000)

Houston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $125,700 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Houston:

$125,700
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $218,032; Detached houses: $223,272; Townhouses or other attached units: $206,298; In 2-unit structures: $227,638; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $163,618; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $193,512; Mobile homes: $60,458; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $43,867

Median gross rent in 2013: $841.

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  • Races in Houston, TX (2013)

    Houston races chart
    • 960,55843.7%Hispanic
    • 566,07925.8%White alone
    • 497,10522.6%Black alone
    • 137,9636.3%Asian alone
    • 28,5431.3%Two or more races
    • 3,7930.2%American Indian alone
    • 2,7230.1%Other race alone
    • 6100.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Houston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Houston: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (4.9%), English (4.0%), United States (3.5%), Irish (3.3%), French (1.7%), Subsaharan African (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 579.4 square miles.

Population density: 3,790 people per square mile   (average).

Houston,TX real estate house value index trend

Houston, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Houston:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Houston city:

  • Never married: 37.9%
  • Now married: 44.1%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

622,844 residents are foreign born (20.0% Latin America, 4.2% Asia).

This city:

28.3%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there were 6,360 registered sex offenders living in Houston, Texas as of July 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Houston to the number of sex offenders is 340 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,144 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,810 (1.7%)

Houston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest cities: West University Place, TX (2.1 miles ), Southside Place, TX (2.2 miles ), Bellaire, TX (2.5 miles ), Hilshire Village, TX (2.6 miles ), Hunters Creek Village, TX (2.7 miles ), Spring Valley Village, TX (2.7 miles ), Spring Valley, TX (2.7 miles ), Piney Point Village, TX (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3589 buildings, average cost: $142,400
  • 1998: 3978 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 1999: 4089 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 2000: 4680 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2001: 4366 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2002: 4547 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2003: 5552 buildings, average cost: $129,500
  • 2004: 6083 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2005: 7194 buildings, average cost: $144,300
  • 2006: 7503 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2007: 6035 buildings, average cost: $164,800
  • 2008: 3684 buildings, average cost: $173,500
  • 2009: 2579 buildings, average cost: $179,300
  • 2010: 2452 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2011: 2575 buildings, average cost: $181,500
  • 2012: 3513 buildings, average cost: $194,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 29.76 N, Longitude: 95.38 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): see Nicknames of Houston, Texas

Daytime population change due to commuting: +700,108 (+31.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 865,957 (81.6%)

Area codes: 281, 832, 713

Houston household income distribution Houston home values distribution

Property values in Houston, TX


Crime rates in Houston by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 267256278272334377351294287269198217214
per 100,000 13.412.513.613.316.318.216.213.112.611.89.210.09.8
Rapes 945892768908872854694750823712771665618
per 100,000 47.343.737.644.442.641.232.033.536.231.236.030.528.3
Robberies 9,92111,21210,98510,18211,12811,37111,47910,60311,3679,4498,0549,3859,891
per 100,000 496.6549.5538.2498.3544.0548.3529.1473.6499.9414.3375.7431.0453.6
Assaults 12,28612,59811,95712,06511,65311,64812,04013,13213,11612,06111,86911,34310,270
per 100,000 614.9617.4585.8590.4569.6561.7555.0586.5576.8528.8553.7521.0471.0
Burglaries 25,10826,90526,52227,11027,54126,86929,04426,94729,27927,92427,45926,63023,733
per 100,000 1,256.71,318.51,299.41,326.71,346.31,295.71,338.71,203.61,287.71,224.31,281.01,223.11,088.4
Thefts 69,37173,44572,03274,75272,47673,09174,81768,59877,05874,58268,59667,97873,591
per 100,000 3,472.13,599.23,529.13,658.13,542.83,524.63,448.53,063.93,389.03,269.93,200.03,122.23,374.8
Auto thefts 24,08923,93921,45121,56320,40821,09319,46515,21414,59612,81712,28113,07013,595
per 100,000 1,205.71,173.11,051.01,055.2997.61,017.2897.2679.5641.9561.9572.9600.3623.5
Arson 1,7581,6961,5531,2551,2621,1211,047956959865765754708
per 100,000 88.083.176.161.461.754.148.342.742.237.935.734.632.5
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 666.6685.5658.9660.1666.4666.0637.6579.5602.7545.6539.7541.9539.1

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Houston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 6,663 (5,318 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Texas average:

1.95

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Houston tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +246,383 (+14.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Houston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Houston, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Houston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/21/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the Houston city center injured 16 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 12/13/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 40 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Houston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 340.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 178.0 miles away from Houston center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 389.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/7/2008 at 09:51:12, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, 3.9 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 170.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 479.4 miles away from Houston center
On 5/27/2002 at 00:28:16, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 191.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Harris County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Floods: 10, Hurricanes: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Tropical Storms: 3, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Houston topographic map

Birthplace of: David Koresh - Religious leader, Kaitlyn (wrestler) - Professional wrestler and model, Marcus Luttrell - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Barbara Mandrell - Singer, Juan Díaz (boxer) - Mexican professional boxer, Devendra Banhart - Folk singer, David Cook (singer) - Alternative rock musician, Leonard L. Northrup Jr. - Soilder, James Baker - (born 1930), politician, Isaiah Washington - Actor.

Main business address for: T-3 ENERGY SERVICES INC (BOLTS, NUTS, SCREWS, RIVETS & WASHERS), OYO GEOSPACE CORP (MEASURING & CONTROLLING DEVICES, NEC), FIRST INVESTORS FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC (PERSONAL CREDIT INSTITUTIONS), BAKER HUGHES INC (OIL & GAS FILED MACHINERY & EQUIPMENT), COMSYS IT PARTNERS INC (SERVICES-HELP SUPPLY SERVICES), DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING INC (DRILLING OIL & GAS WELLS), SYNAGRO TECHNOLOGIES INC (REFUSE SYSTEMS), WCA WASTE CORP (REFUSE SYSTEMS) and 189 other public companies.

Hospitals in Houston:

  • 1801 BRANARD (1801 BRANARD ST)
  • BETTYS HOME I I (7810 HUMMINGBIRD)
  • CYPRESS FAIRBANKS MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 10655 STEEPLETOP DRIVE)
  • FAITH HOSPICE CARE INC (9896 BISSONNET SUITE 360)
  • HEARTHSTONE (7206 BENWICH CIRCLE)
  • INSTUTUTE FOR REHAB AND RESEARCH,THE (1333 MOURSUND AVE)
  • MEMORIAL HERMANN HOSPICE (16538 AIR CENTER BLVD SUITE 200)
  • PARK PLAZA HOSPITAL (Proprietary, 1313 HERMANN DR)
  • SPRING BRANCH MEDICAL CENTER (8850 LONG POINT ROAD)
  • TWELVE OAKS HOSPITAL (4200 PORTSMOUTH)
  • WOODEDGE (11914 GREEN CREEK CIRCLE)

Airports and heliports located in Houston:

See details about airports and heliports located in Houston, TX

Amtrak station:

HOUSTON (902 WASHINGTON AVE.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Biggest Colleges/Universities in Houston:

  • Houston Community College (Full-time enrollment: 38,303; Location: 3100 Main Street; Public; Website: www.hccs.edu)
  • University of Houston (FT enrollment: 31,888; Location: 212 E. Cullen Building; Public; Website: www.uh.edu/students; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • University of Houston-Downtown (FT enrollment: 10,122; Location: 1 Main Street; Public; Website: www.uhd.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Texas Southern University (FT enrollment: 7,053; Location: 3100 Cleburne St; Public; Website: www.tsu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Rice University (FT enrollment: 6,713; Location: 6100 S Main; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rice.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • University of Houston-Clear Lake (FT enrollment: 5,833; Location: 2700 Bay Area Blvd; Public; Website: prtl.uhcl.edu/portal/page/portal/HOMEPAGE; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Universal Technical Institute of Texas Inc. (FT enrollment: 3,236; Location: 721 Lock Haven Dr.; Private, for-profit; Website: www.uti.edu)
  • The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (FT enrollment: 3,023; Location: 7000 Fannin; Public; Website: www.uth.edu/; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • University of St Thomas (FT enrollment: 2,747; Location: 3800 Montrose Blvd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.stthom.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • The Art Institute of Houston (FT enrollment: 2,429; Location: River Oaks Plaza, 4140 Southwest Freeway; Private, for-profit; Website: www.aih.aii.edu)
  • Houston Baptist University (FT enrollment: 2,340; Location: 7502 Fondren Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.hbu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • University of Phoenix-Houston Campus (FT enrollment: 1,610; Location: 11451 Katy Freeway; Private, for-profit; Website: www.phoenix.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Everest Institute-Bissonnet (FT enrollment: 1,374; Location: 9700 Bissonnet St-Ste 1400; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/houston_bissonnet)
  • College of Health Care Professions-Northwest (FT enrollment: 1,077; Location: 240 Northwest Mall; Private, for-profit; Website: www.chcp.edu)
  • Pima Medical Institute-Houston (FT enrollment: 944; Location: 10201 Katy Freeway; Private, for-profit; Website: pmi.edu)
  • Fortis College-Houston (FT enrollment: 866; Location: 6220 Westpark, Suite 180; Private, for-profit; Website: www.fortiscollege.edu)
  • Remington College-North Houston Campus (FT enrollment: 817; Location: 11310 Greens Crossing Blvd, Ste 300; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.remingtoncollege.edu/north-houston-texas-colleges)
  • Texas School of Business-North Campus (FT enrollment: 788; Location: 711 East Airtex Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.tsb.edu/houston-tx/)
  • Everest Institute-Hobby (FT enrollment: 781; Location: 7151 Office City Dr; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/houston_hobby)
  • Baylor College of Medicine (FT enrollment: 778; Location: One Baylor Plaza; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bcm.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)

Biggest public high schools in Houston:

Biggest private high schools in Houston:

  • THE KINKAID SCHOOL (Students: 1,362; Location: 201 KINKAID SCHOOL DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ST JOHNS LOWER (Students: 1,209; Location: 2401 CLAREMONT LN; Grades: KG - 12)
  • THE AWTY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 1,180; Location: 7455 AWTY SCHOOL LN; Grades: PK - 12)
  • STRAKE JESUIT COLLEGE PREP SCHOOL (Students: 891; Location: 8900 BELLAIRE BLVD; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • ST AGNES ACADEMY SCHOOL (Students: 840; Location: 9000 BELLAIRE BLVD; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)
  • NORTHLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL PK-12 (Students: 815; Location: 4363 SYLVANFIELD DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • LUTHERAN SOUTH ACADEMY (Students: 711; Location: 12555 RYEWATER DR; Grades: PK - 12)
  • ST PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 707; Location: 811 W DONOVAN ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • ST THOMAS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 679; Location: 4500 MEMORIAL DR; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
  • DUCHESNE ACADEMY OF THE SACRED HEART (Students: 665; Location: 10202 MEMORIAL DR; Grades: PK - 12; Girls only)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Houston:

Biggest private elementary/middle schools in Houston:

  • RIVER OAKS BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 844; Location: 2300 WILLOWICK RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST FRANCIS EPISCOPAL DAY (Students: 809; Location: 335 PINEY POINT RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE VILLAGE SCHOOL (Students: 731; Location: 13077 WESTELLA DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ADVENTURE PRESCHOOL & WINDWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 708; Location: 10555 SPRING CYPRESS RD; Grades: PK - 5)
  • JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 684; Location: 1400 PARKWAY PLAZA DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ANNUNCIATION ORTHODOX SCHOOL (Students: 680; Location: 3600 YOAKUM BLVD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST THOMAS MORE PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 591; Location: 5927 WIGTON DR; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST CECILIA CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 538; Location: 11740 JOAN OF ARC; Grades: PK - 8)
  • IMAN ACADEMY - SOUTHWEST (Students: 530; Location: 6240 HWY 6 S; Grades: PK - 10)
  • ST MICHAEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 488; Location: 1833 SAGE RD; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Houston, map of school districts

Libraries in Houston:

  • HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $37,992,509; Location: 500 MCKINNEY ST; 2,515,779 books; 5,349 e-books; 134,493 audio materials; 99,054 video materials; 82 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 8,194 print serial subscriptions; 1,900 electronic serial subscriptions)
  • HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $25,397,907; Location: 8080 EL RIO ST; 1,840,576 books; 62,475 e-books; 92,164 audio materials; 121,758 video materials; 19 local licensed databases; 50 state licensed databases; 57 other licensed databases; 3,443 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Houston is also home to Mr Brent Spiner , of Star Trek fame.

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Notable locations in Houston: Eureka Yard (A), Atascocita Country Club (B), Blue Ridge State Prison Farm (C), Brae Burn Country Club (D), Champion Rod and Gun Club (E), Executive Golf Club (F), Glenbrook Park Golf Course (G), Golfcrest Country Club (H), Meyers Speedway (I), Sharpstown Country Club (J), South Main Golf Club (K), Westwood Country Club (L), Eldorado Golf Club (M), Camp Hudson (N), Chaney Yard (O), Englewood Yards (P), Fauna (Q), Grady Street Yard (R), Hardy Street Yard (S), Hester House (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Jester Village Shopping Center (1), Katy Reed Shopping Center (2), Long Point Plaza Shopping Center (3), Memorial City Shopping Center (4), Northline Shopping Center (5), Northtown Plaza Shopping Center (6), Nottingham Shopping Center (7), River Oaks Shopping Center (8), Spring Valley Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Houston include: T-3 ENERGY SERVICES INC (A), OYO GEOSPACE CORP (B), FIRST INVESTORS FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC (C), BAKER HUGHES INC (D), COMSYS IT PARTNERS INC (E), DIAMOND OFFSHORE DRILLING INC (F), SYNAGRO TECHNOLOGIES INC (G), WCA WASTE CORP (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Houston include: Doverside Baptist Church (A), Dixie Drive Baptist Church (B), Deliverance Missionary Baptist Church (C), Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church (D), Community Missionary Baptist Church (E), Community Baptist Church of Houston (F), Community Baptist Church (G), Colonial Street Missionary Baptist Church (H), College Park Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beth El Cemetery (1), Alief Cemetery (2), Beth Jacob Cemetery (3), Saint Joseph Cemetery (4), Adath Yeshurun Cemetery (5), Adath Israel Cemetery (6), Adath Emeth Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Lake Rittenhouse (A), Browns Lake (B), Big Eddy (C), Bosman Lake (D), Barker Reservoir (E), Houston Heights Waterworks Reservoir (F), Addicks Reservoir (G), Nelson Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Briar Branch (A), Willow Waterhole Bayou (B), White Oak Creek (C), Bear Creek (D), Spring Creek (E), Sims Bayou (F), Plum Creek (G), Mills Branch (H), Mason Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Houston include: Levy Park (1), LInkwood Park (2), Alexander Deussen Park (3), Hartman Park (4), Lafayette Park (5), Young Park (6), Yellowstone Park (7), Hager Park (8), John T Mason Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: APT Galerie d' Art (Museums; 5234 Elm) (1), Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum (4011 Yupon Street) (2), A FS Training (Museums; 415 Barren Springs Drive) (3), Buffalo Soldier National Museum & Heritage Center (1834 Southmore Boulevard) (4), Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens (Museums; 1 Westcott Street) (5), Collectors Shop At The Houston Museum Of Natural Science (One Hermann Circle Drive) (6), Art Car Museum (140 Heights Boulevard) (7), Children's Museum of Houston (1500 Binz Street) (8), CY Twombly Gallery (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1515 Sul Ross Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Capital Inn (4601 Yellowstone Boulevard) (1), Bradford Homesuites - Houston Galleria (3440 Sage Rd) (2), Best Western Fountainview Inn and Suites (6229 Richmond Avenue) (3), Best Western Houston Htl Stes (7625 Katy Freeway) (4), Bradford Homesuites Houston Park 10 West (15405 Katy Freeway) (5), City Limit Motel (11922 Hempstead Road) (6), Best Western Westchase Mini (2950 West Sam Houston Parkway) (7), Camelot Inn and Suites (10807 Veterans Memorial Drive) (8), Four Seasons Hotel Houston (1300 Lamar Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: State Securities Board (1919 North Loop West Suite 660) (1), South Houston-City - Municipal Court (1019 Dallas Street) (2), Harris County - Courthouse Annex- Sheriff's Office- Clay Road Courthouse A (16715 Clay Road) (3), Bunker Hill Village - Municipal Court (11977 Memorial Drive) (4), Hedwig Village-City - City Hall And Municipal Court (955 Piney Point Road) (5), Augusta Court (1819 Augusta Drive) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Harris County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 136. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

136
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.147. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.147
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 7.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.15
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.706. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.706
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 22.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.92
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.00590. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00590
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Houston and their reported violations in the past:

BRIDGESTONE MUD (Population served: 16,557, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-14-2014)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
CHELFORD CITY MUD (Population served: 8,478, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
BIG OAKS MUD (Population served: 6,381, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Lead Consumer Notice - In DEC-30-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-14-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-08-2014)
BARKER CYPRESS MUD (Population served: 6,153, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2013)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2013)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2013)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2013)
BILMA PUD (Population served: 4,839, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2013)
CHELFORD ONE MUD (Population served: 4,701, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
BRAZORIA COUNTY MUD 3 (Population served: 4,476, Purch groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-06-2013)
ADDICKS UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 3,831, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 minor monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Houston that have no violations reported:

  • BISSONNET MUD (Population served: 7,929, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BLUE RIDGE WEST MUD (Population served: 7,482, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BRAZORIA COUNTY MUD 6 (Population served: 7,407, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • CHARTERWOOD MUD (Population served: 5,526, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BRAZORIA COUNTY MUD 21 (Population served: 4,488, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CHAMBERS COUNTY MUD 1 (Population served: 2,718, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • BAMMEL UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 2,571, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • CASTLEWOOD MUD (Population served: 1,980, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BAMMEL FOREST UTILITY COMPANY (Population served: 1,035, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • BAKER ROAD MUD (Population served: 975, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.4%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.0% for Black residents, 28.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.1% for American Indian residents, 32.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.5% for other race residents, 21.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.5%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.0%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

People in group quarters in Houston in 2010:

  • 10,104 people in college/university student housing
  • 9,331 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4,778 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 3,802 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 2,213 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 1,728 people in federal detention centers
  • 1,223 people in state prisons
  • 1,185 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 1,001 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 519 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 514 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 245 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 181 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 103 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 73 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 40 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 27 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 4 people in maritime/merchant vessels

People in group quarters in Houston in 2000:

  • 8,725 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5,774 people in nursing homes
  • 4,305 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,868 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2,437 people in other group homes
  • 1,266 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 1,146 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 666 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 660 people in religious group quarters
  • 659 people in state prisons
  • 524 people in halfway houses
  • 413 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 406 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 343 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 286 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 279 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 258 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 233 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 200 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 192 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 169 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 144 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 142 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 134 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 106 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 88 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 49 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 37 people in crews of maritime vessels
  • 28 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 3 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 2 people in wards in military hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

Houston, Texas environmental map by EPA

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Houston compared to Texas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Arenas or stadiums:

  • Reliant Stadium. Capacity: 72,000. Houston Texans.
  • Rice Stadium. Capacity: 70,000. Rice Owls.
  • Minute Maid Park. Capacity: 40,950. Houston Astros.
  • Toyota Center (Houston). Houston Rockets (NBA), Houston Comets (WNBA).
  • Hofheinz Pavilion. University of Houston.
  • Robertson Stadium. University of Houston.

Banks with most branches in Houston (2011 data):

  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: 141 branches. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: 101 branches. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: 66 branches. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Comerica Bank: 39 branches. Info updated 2011/07/29: Bank assets: $60,970.5 mil, Deposits: $48,300.9 mil, headquarters in Dallas, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 497 total offices, Holding Company: Comerica Incorporated
  • Compass Bank: 36 branches. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $63,107.0 mil, Deposits: $46,232.4 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 720 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, S.A.
  • Amegy Bank National Association: 32 branches. Info updated 2007/09/24: Bank assets: $12,197.6 mil, Deposits: $9,733.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 97 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • First National Bank Texas: 30 branches. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $944.3 mil, Deposits: $815.9 mil, headquarters in Killeen, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 250 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • Prosperity Bank: 27 branches. Info updated 2012/01/05: Bank assets: $9,816.2 mil, Deposits: $8,064.8 mil, headquarters in El Campo, TX, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.
  • Capital One, National Association: 26 branches. Info updated 2011/07/01: Bank assets: $133,477.8 mil, Deposits: $97,063.7 mil, headquarters in Mclean, VA, positive income, 984 total offices, Holding Company: Capital One Financial Corporation
  • 72 other banks with 257 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Houston, Texas:

  • Hyatt North Houston, 425 N Sam Houston Parkway E, Houston, TX 77060 , Phone: (281) 445-9000, Fax: (281) 445-9826
  • Days Inn Greenspoint, 12500 N Fwy, Houston, TX 77060 , Phone: (281) 876-3888, Fax: (281) 876-1524
  • Omni Houston Hotel Westside, 13210 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079 , Phone: (281) 558-8338, Fax: (281) 558-4028
  • Days Inn Houston North, 9025 N Fwy I-45, Houston, TX 77037 , Phone: (713) 820-1500, Fax: (281) 820-2074
  • Hyatt Regency Houston, 1200 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002 , Phone: (713) 654-1234, Fax: (713) 654-1234
  • Park Inn By Radisson North Houston Hotel & Conference Center, 500 N Sam Houston Pkwy, Houston, TX 77060 , Phone: (281) 931-0101, Fax: (281) 931-4924
  • La Quinta Inn #4693 Houston, 10552 SW Fwy, Houston, TX 77074 , Phone: (713) 270-9559, Fax: (713) 270-0219
  • Doubletree Hotel At The Allen Center, 400 Dallas St, Houston, TX 77002 , Phone: (713) 759-0202, Fax: (713) 759-1166
  • 354 other hotels and motels
All 362 fire-safe hotels and motels in Houston, Texas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.4
Texas average:

14.4

Houston travel time to work - commute Houston mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Houston:

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Religion statistics for Houston city (based on Harris County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,077,2872,102
Catholic741,896109
Mainline Protestant278,855288
Other213,212296
Black Protestant65,641211
Orthodox12,88425
None1,702,684-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 737
Harris County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 41
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 530
Harris County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1,321
Harris County:

3.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 2,302
Here:

5.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.9%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Harris County:

26.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

17.1%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 712$3,547,680$59,79231$49,518
Other Government Administration 511$2,521,325$59,20924$39,697
Judicial and Legal 471$2,356,666$60,04263$214,193
Police Protection - Officers 5,306$31,940,521$72,2360$0
Police - Other 1,372$4,673,936$40,8802$3,883
Firefighters 3,735$19,806,340$63,6350$0
Fire - Other 163$625,942$46,0820$0
Streets and Highways 804$2,400,851$35,8341$1,326
Airports 1,264$4,824,820$45,8057$17,730
Health 962$3,812,840$47,56138$77,610
Solid Waste Management 459$1,496,480$39,1245$7,742
Sewerage 634$2,415,118$45,7120$0
Parks and Recreation 620$1,992,436$38,563155$147,229
Housing and Community Development(Local) 130$637,005$58,80027$51,715
Water Supply 841$2,855,216$40,7400$0
Local Libraries 429$1,430,674$40,019116$155,846
Other and Unallocable 2,470$10,667,679$51,82726$45,504
Totals for Government 20,883$98,005,529$56,317495$811,993

Houston government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $220,548,000 ($100.44)
    Sewerage: $183,201,000 ($83.43)
    Water Utilities: $76,669,000 ($34.91)
    Regular Highways: $50,310,000 ($22.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,934,000 ($9.53)
    Police Protection: $14,459,000 ($6.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,786,000 ($3.55)
    Health - Other: $4,829,000 ($2.20)
    Libraries: $3,777,000 ($1.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $789,000 ($0.36)
    General Public Buildings: $671,000 ($0.31)
    Housing and Community Development: $374,000 ($0.17)
    General - Other: $172,000 ($0.08)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $528,909,000 ($240.86)
    Local Fire Protection: $358,726,000 ($163.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $254,007,000 ($115.67)
    Air Transportation: $180,965,000 ($82.41)
    Sewerage: $179,701,000 ($81.83)
    General - Other: $174,411,000 ($79.43)
    Water Utilities: $149,431,000 ($68.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $102,722,000 ($46.78)
    Health - Other: $90,236,000 ($41.09)
    Regular Highways: $76,006,000 ($34.61)
    Financial Administration: $65,910,000 ($30.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $65,324,000 ($29.75)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $38,901,000 ($17.72)
    General Public Buildings: $38,157,000 ($17.38)
    Libraries: $27,311,000 ($12.44)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $25,643,000 ($11.68)
    Correctional Institutions: $19,572,000 ($8.91)
    Central Staff Services: $16,544,000 ($7.53)
    Parking Facilities: $1,594,000 ($0.73)
    Natural Resources - Other: $399,000 ($0.18)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $1,524,276,000 ($694.14)
    Other Investments - Other: $1,059,047,000 ($482.28)
    Corporate Bonds: $582,933,000 ($265.46)
    Benefit Payments: $378,597,000 ($172.41)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $302,281,000 ($137.66)
    Withdrawals: $2,002,000 ($0.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $356,587,000 ($162.39)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $23,140,000 ($10.54)
    Financial Administration: $4,100,000 ($1.87)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $970,000 ($0.44)
    Water Utilities: $416,000 ($0.19)
    Health - Other: $13,000 ($0.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $32,105,000 ($14.62)
    Police Protection: $27,386,000 ($12.47)
    Sewerage: $20,132,000 ($9.17)
    Air Transportation: $16,225,000 ($7.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,402,000 ($6.56)
    Regular Highways: $12,890,000 ($5.87)
    Central Staff Services: $10,601,000 ($4.83)
    Libraries: $6,461,000 ($2.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,361,000 ($2.44)
    Water Utilities: $5,320,000 ($2.42)
    Health - Other: $2,465,000 ($1.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,420,000 ($1.10)
    General Public Building: $2,011,000 ($0.92)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,401,000 ($0.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,147,000 ($0.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $701,000 ($0.32)
    Financial Administration: $615,000 ($0.28)
    Correctional Institutions: $373,000 ($0.17)
    Parking Facilities: $43,000 ($0.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $984,816,000 ($448.48)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $75,208,000 ($34.25)

Houston government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $392,691,000 ($178.83)
    Sewerage: $328,824,000 ($149.74)
    All Other: $55,695,000 ($25.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $25,835,000 ($11.77)
    Parking Facilities: $2,759,000 ($1.26)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,124,000 ($0.51)
    Housing and Community Development: $938,000 ($0.43)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $920,276,000 ($419.09)
    From Parent Local Government: $168,816,000 ($76.88)
    Local Employee Contribution: $69,222,000 ($31.52)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $84,105,000 ($38.30)
    Housing and Community Development: $47,627,000 ($21.69)
    All Other: $32,090,000 ($14.61)
    Health and Hospitals: $29,606,000 ($13.48)
    Highways: $1,612,000 ($0.73)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $27,232,000 ($12.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $153,384,000 ($69.85)
    General Revenue, NEC: $48,143,000 ($21.92)
    Fines and Forfeits: $41,436,000 ($18.87)
    Special Assessments: $16,530,000 ($7.53)
    Sale of Property: $8,966,000 ($4.08)
    Rents: $107,000 ($0.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $340,696,000 ($155.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $264,369,000 ($120.39)
    All Other: $33,011,000 ($15.03)
    Health and Hospitals: $21,454,000 ($9.77)
    General Local Government Support: $9,000,000 ($4.10)
    Highways: $217,000 ($0.10)
  • Tax - Property: $780,516,000 ($355.44)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $422,598,000 ($192.45)
    Public Utilities Sales: $186,507,000 ($84.93)
    Other Selective Sales: $55,068,000 ($25.08)
    NEC: $47,712,000 ($21.73)

Houston government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,086,236,000 ($4593.18)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,639,281,000 ($4389.64)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,316,917,000 ($599.71)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,284,468,000 ($584.94)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,196,189,000 ($544.73)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $837,513,000 ($381.40)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $162,110,000 ($73.82)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $41,382,000 ($18.85)

Houston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $97,568,000 ($44.43)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $2,905,387,000 ($1323.09)
    Total Federal Securities: $691,214,000 ($314.77)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,785,989,000 ($813.32)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,463,052,000 ($666.26)

5.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.04%
Texas average:

7.14%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,867 average AGI)
Harris County:

0.06%
Texas average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fort Bend County, TX  0.58% ($43,153 average AGI)
from Montgomery County, TX  0.36% ($53,106)
from Galveston County, TX  0.23% ($41,153)


4.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($55,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Texas average:

6.69%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,308 average AGI)
Harris County:

0.10%
Texas average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fort Bend County, TX  0.70% ($57,326 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, TX  0.46% ($60,825)
to Brazoria County, TX  0.24% ($48,130)

Strongest AM radio stations in Houston:

  • KPRC (950 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCOH (1430 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KCOH, INC.)
  • KLAT (1010 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMIC (1590 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: ABC, INC)
  • KILT (610 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KGOL (1180 AM; 50 kW; HUMBLE, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KBME (790 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LTD. PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKHT (1070 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KILE (1560 AM; 50 kW; BELLAIRE, TX; Owner: THE RAFTT CORPORATION)
  • KEYH (850 AM; 10 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)
  • KXYZ (1320 AM; 5 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BLAYA INC.)
  • KSEV (700 AM; 15 kW; TOMBALL, TX; Owner: LIBERMAN BROADCASTING OF HOUSTON LICENSE CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Houston:

  • KLTN (102.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HBC HOUSTON LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KMJQ (102.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KTSU (90.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY)
  • KBXX (97.9 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • KHJZ-FM (95.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KHMX (96.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KILT-FM (100.3 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KKBQ-FM (92.9 FM; PASADENA, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLOL (101.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KODA (99.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTBZ-FM (94.5 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRBE (104.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KRBE LICO, INC.)
  • KUHF (88.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KKRW (93.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHCB-FM (105.7 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: HOUSTON CHRISTIAN BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KPFT (90.1 FM; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PACIFICA FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • KPTY (104.9 FM; MISSOURI CITY, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION ("TLC"))
  • KLDE (107.5 FM; LAKE JACKSON, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K259AB (99.7 FM; SUGAR LAND, TX; Owner: THE KSBJ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • KHPT (106.9 FM; CONROE, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Houston:

  • KVVV-LP (Channel 53; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KAZH LICENSE, LLC)
  • K30CV (Channel 30; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • KPRC-TV (Channel 2; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: POST-NEWSWEEK STATIONS, HOUSTON, LP)
  • KHOU-TV (Channel 11; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHOU-TV, L.P.)
  • KRIV (Channel 26; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTRK-TV (Channel 13; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KTRK TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KHWB (Channel 39; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KHWB, INC.)
  • KUHT (Channel 8; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM)
  • KPXB (Channel 49; CONROE, TX; Owner: PAXSON HOUSTON LICENSE, INC.)
  • KFTH (Channel 67; ALVIN, TX; Owner: TELEFUTURA HOUSTON LLC)
  • KNWS-TV (Channel 51; KATY, TX; Owner: JOHNSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTBU (Channel 55; CONROE, TX; Owner: HUMANITY INTERESTED MEDIA, INC.)
  • KTXH (Channel 20; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KXLN-TV (Channel 45; ROSENBERG, TX; Owner: KXLN LICENSE PARTNERSHIP, L.P.)
  • KZJL (Channel 61; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: KZJL LICENSE CORP.)
  • KETH (Channel 14; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: COMMUNITY EDUCATIONAL TV, INC.)
  • KVDO-LP (Channel 69; CLEAR LAKE, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KBPX-LP (Channel 33; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • KVQT-LP (Channel 24; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: C. DOWEN JOHNSON)
  • KJIB-LP (Channel 5; CLEAR LAKE CITY, TX; Owner: FAR EASTERN TELECASTERS)
  • KHMV-LP (Channel 28; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF THE GULF COAST, A CALIFORNIA LP)
  • KTMD (Channel 48; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: TELEMUNDO OF TEXAS PARTNERSHIP, LP)
  • KVIT-LP (Channel 28; VICTORIA, TX; Owner: CLUB COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KHLM-LP (Channel 43; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • KLTJ (Channel 22; GALVESTON, TX; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Houston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 312Number of bridges
  • 6,175m20,259ftTotal length
  • $3,357,000Total costs
  • 11,717,149Total average daily traffic
  • 814,308Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 31930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 181960-1969
  • 131970-1979
  • 601980-1989
  • 1081990-1999
  • 782000-2009
  • 282010-2012
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Houston, TX
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Houston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 4221 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 144 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Houston, TX)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1033 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 5666 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 191 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 154 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 5485 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Houston)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Houston)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 2226 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 397 full and 70 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6,378$141,78710,768$243,59918,108$227,7061,086$77,17669$4,735,3581,783$154,09731$108,517
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED402$130,1931,020$242,0382,002$189,232241$50,9013$2,619,667202$146,85527$59,411
APPLICATIONS DENIED1,369$121,6652,279$189,7278,237$169,6872,760$36,23828$4,097,1071,004$114,00375$51,930
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN970$132,5191,712$236,2524,599$191,303499$77,11312$3,953,500427$130,46610$62,262
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS252$118,567374$262,5881,368$202,265221$50,5512$2,751,500136$131,6384$69,435
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed mortgage data for all 473 tracts in Houston, TX

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 320 full and 65 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2,100$208,840587$203,35014$168,058
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED629$200,064242$200,20547$151,146
APPLICATIONS DENIED297$192,580133$189,88014$186,104
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN150$201,94065$199,5104$225,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS83$171,70419$152,58512$121,697
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7366
  • Hazardous Condition: 4976
  • Service Call: 131
  • Good Intent Call: 226

Incident types - Houston

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Houston, TX
Most common first names in Houston, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8,26977.3 years
John8,04571.6 years
James7,49869.0 years
William6,80372.3 years
Robert5,96968.4 years
Charles4,21869.6 years
George3,66772.8 years
Willie3,57772.6 years
Joseph2,79271.2 years
Dorothy2,79274.7 years
Most common last names in Houston, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4,49472.1 years
Williams4,28571.7 years
Johnson3,96670.7 years
Jones3,30971.2 years
Brown2,61971.0 years
Davis2,51271.2 years
Jackson2,10771.0 years
Thomas1,78970.6 years
Wilson1,62472.4 years
Taylor1,59971.5 years
Businesses in Houston, TX
NameCountNameCount
24 Hour Fitness20Juicy Couture1
99 Cents Only Stores17Justice6
ALDO4KFC41
AMF Bowling4Kincaid4
AT&T41Knights Inn2
Abercrombie & Fitch3Kohl's4
Abercrombie Kids3Kroger43
Academy Sports + Outdoors11LA Fitness9
Ace Hardware12La Quinta18
Advance Auto Parts35La-Z-Boy7
Aeropostale5Lane Bryant5
Alco Stores1Lane Furniture36
American Eagle Outfitters4LensCrafters5
Ann Taylor12Little Caesars Pizza35
Apple Store3Long John Silver's12
Applebee's5Lowe's9
Arby's13Macy's8
Ashley Furniture3MainStay1
Audi3Marriott37
AutoZone59Marshalls6
Avenue9MasterBrand Cabinets39
BMW4Mazda5
Bakers5McDonald's135
Bally Total Fitness7Men's Wearhouse8
Banana Republic5Microtel1
Barnes & Noble7Motel 66
Baskin-Robbins20Motherhood Maternity16
Bath & Body Works14New Balance16
Baymont Inn1New York & Co6
Bebe2Nike135
Bed Bath & Beyond6Nissan5
Ben & Jerry's2Nordstrom2
Bentleymotors.Com1Office Depot23
Best Western9OfficeMax10
Blockbuster33Old Navy7
Brooks Brothers3Olive Garden8
Brookstone4Outback6
Budget Car Rental12Outback Steakhouse6
Burger King58Pac Sun2
Burlington Coat Factory7Panda Express19
CVS71Panera Bread9
Cache3Papa John's Pizza18
CarMax2Payless50
Carl\s Jr.1Penske14
Casual Male XL5PetSmart14
Catherines6Pier 1 Imports10
Charlotte Russe2Pizza Hut43
Chevrolet8Plato's Closet2
Chick-Fil-A24Popeyes48
Chico's8Pottery Barn2
Chipotle16Pottery Barn Kids1
Chuck E. Cheese's6Quality3
Church's Chicken69Quiznos46
Cinnabon 4RadioShack46
Clarks2Ramada1
Coldwater Creek3Red Lobster3
Comfort Inn3Red Robin3
Comfort Suites8Red Roof Inn3
Costco3Rodeway Inn2
Cracker Barrel1Rooms To Go5
Crate & Barrel1Rue213
Cricket Wireless262Ryan's Grill1
Crossland Economy Studios2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing4
Curves13SAS Shoes4
DHL70SONIC Drive-In59
Dairy Queen20Safeway15
Days Inn4Saks Fifth Avenue1
Decora Cabinetry7Sam's Club6
Dennys25Sears23
Discount Tire34Sephora7
Domino's Pizza52Sheraton4
DressBarn6Shoe Carnival6
Dressbarn6Skechers USA4
Dunkin Donuts2Soma Intimates4
Econo Lodge4Spencer Gifts1
Eddie Bauer1Sprint Nextel35
Ethan Allen3Staples8
Express6Starbucks127
Extended Stay America6Steak 'n Shake1
Extended Stay Deluxe4Studio 65
Famous Footwear9Studio Plus Deluxe Studios2
FedEx415Subaru3
Finish Line6Subway130
Firestone Complete Auto Care25Super 811
Foot Locker10T-Mobile140
Forever 213T.G.I. Driday's3
Fredericks Of Hollywood1T.J.Maxx6
GNC35Taco Bell56
GameStop35Talbots6
Gap8Target15
Goodwill1The Athlete's Foot3
Gymboree5The Cheesecake Factory1
H&R Block83The Limited3
Haworth3The Room Place4
Hilton40Torrid3
Hobby Lobby5Toyota6
Holiday Inn45Toys"R"Us8
Hollister Co.3True Value4
Home Depot19U-Haul103
Homestead Studio Suites3UPS406
Honda6Urban Outfitters3
Hot Topic3Vans24
Howard Johnson3Verizon Wireless21
Hyatt4Victoria's Secret7
IHOP19Volkswagen5
InTown Suites9Vons16
J. Jill2Waffle House7
J.Crew1Walgreens85
JCPenney4Walmart22
Jack In The Box103Wendy's44
Jamba Juice9Westin3
Jimmy Jazz1Wet Seal2
Jimmy John's12Whole Foods Market4
JoS. A. Bank8Wingate1
Jones New York28YMCA19
Journeys8Z Gallerie1

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  • #4 on the list of "Top 100 biggest cities"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 100 cities with largest land areas"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 most racially diverse cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 100 least-safe cities (highest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #3 (77073) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries"
  • #3 (77030) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of physicians in 2005"
  • #4 (77002) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average reported profit/loss from business (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 (77002) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Unclassified or not reported first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #5 (77002) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most offices of lawyers in 2005"
  • #6 (77002) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average taxable dividends for individuals (pop 5,000+)"
  • #6 (77071) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Nigerian first ancestries"
  • #10 (77002) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the highest 2004 average net capital gain/loss (pop 5,000+)"
  • #10 (77096) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Kenyan first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #10 (77484) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German Russian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 (77002) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most medium-big companies in 2005 (at least 100 employees)"
  • #17 (77447) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Liberian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #17 (77345) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of British first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #19 (77002) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest charity contributions deductions as a percentage of AGI in 2004 (pop 5,000+)"
  • #22 (77030) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most big companies in 2005 (at least 1000 employees)"
  • #23 (77056) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most finance and insurance companies in 2005"
  • #25 (77006) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most alcohol drinking places in 2005"
  • #30 (77056) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Arab/Arabic first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #31 (77073) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of U.S. Virgin Islander first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #32 (77030) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Other Arab first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Ozone (8-hour) air pollution readings in 2005 (ppm)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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