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Houston, TX (Texas) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $173,600 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Houston:

$173,600
Texas:

$172,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $101,600 - $351,200

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $293,705
Here:

$293,705
State:

$242,762

Townhouses or other attached units: $308,813
Here:

$308,813
State:

$241,439

In 2-unit structures: $314,410
Here:

$314,410
State:

$179,198

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $149,082
Here:

$149,082
State:

$206,604

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $206,394
Here:

$206,394
State:

$271,582

Mobile homes: $10,443
Here:

$10,443
State:

$77,722

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $40,348
Here:

$40,348
State:

$60,875

Houston,TX index of house prices

Total population: 2,239,558 (Urban population: 1,952,132 (1,952,055 inside urbanized areas, 77 inside urban clusters), Rural population: 2,716 (48 farm, 2,668 nonfarm))

Houses: 958,421 (837,686 occupied: 358,277 owner occupied, 479,409 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

57%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,654 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $282,130.

Median contract rent in 2017: $501 (lower quartile is $397, upper quartile is $642)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $985


Median gross rent in Houston, TX in 2017: $575

Housing units in Houston with a mortgage: 192,028 (2,984 second mortgage, 6,186 home equity loan, 501 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 166,249

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $93,631

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $57,413

Median monthly housing costs: $994


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Houston, Texas Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1974

Median year apartment built: 1982

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,313,230
  • In family households: 1,871,498 (251,366 male householders, 262,381 female householders)
    330,544 spouses, 738,316 children (702,313 natural, 10,148 adopted, 25,855 stepchildren), 72,405 grandchildren, 51,502 brothers or sisters, 50,396 parents, 63,258 other relatives, 51,330 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 407,833 (168,045 male householders (133,986 living alone)), 155,894 female householders (133,790 living alone)), 83,894 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 33,899

Size of family households: 197,166 2-persons, 122,765 3-persons, 96,343 4-persons, 56,019 5-persons, 25,346 6-persons, 16,108 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 267,776 1-person, 47,584 2-persons, 6,962 3-persons, 1,152 4-persons, 165 5-persons, 300 7-or-more-persons.

311,335 married couples with children.
192,956 single-parent households (33,144 men, 159,812 women).

51.4% of residents of Houston speak English at home.
39.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 672,969 (29.1%)
(31.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.8
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Houston, Texas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Houston, Texas
  • 2,130no bedroom
  • 8,7241 bedroom
  • 58,0942 bedrooms
  • 183,2683 bedrooms
  • 88,4024 bedrooms
  • 17,6595+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston, Texas
  • 24,309no bedroom
  • 187,2121 bedroom
  • 183,8762 bedrooms
  • 67,7423 bedrooms
  • 14,7114 bedrooms
  • 1,5595+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Houston in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Houston in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 8,811no vehicle
  • 99,5371 vehicle
  • 161,8162 vehicles
  • 60,2643 vehicles
  • 22,1304 vehicles
  • 5,7195+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Houston in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Houston in renter-occupied apartments
  • 62,641no vehicle
  • 247,9821 vehicle
  • 138,7522 vehicles
  • 23,2773 vehicles
  • 5,3984 vehicles
  • 1,3595+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Houston, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Houston, Texas
  • 1,8231 room
  • 1,7222 rooms
  • 8,3563 rooms
  • 35,0374 rooms
  • 75,7635 rooms
  • 91,6796 rooms
  • 55,7087 rooms
  • 37,1278 rooms
  • 51,0629+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston, Texas
  • 22,9461 room
  • 32,1752 rooms
  • 146,7423 rooms
  • 144,4754 rooms
  • 74,3995 rooms
  • 37,1786 rooms
  • 12,4647 rooms
  • 5,7708 rooms
  • 3,2609+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2017 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Houston, TX
  • Houston, TX household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Houston, TX in 2017
  • 74,306Less than $10,000
  • 85,619$10,000 to $19,999
  • 92,041$20,000 to $29,999
  • 82,249$30,000 to $39,999
  • 75,960$40,000 to $49,999
  • 67,958$50,000 to $59,999
  • 75,288$60,000 to $74,999
  • 84,392$75,000 to $99,999
  • 60,972$100,000 to $124,999
  • 34,885$125,000 to $149,999
  • 39,076$150,000 to $199,999
  • 64,940$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Houston, TX

  • Distribution of house value in Houston, TX in 2017
  • 2,241Less than $10,000
  • 1,275$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,471$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,187$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,785$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,785$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,667$35,000 to $39,999
  • 5,374$40,000 to $49,999
  • 8,950$50,000 to $59,999
  • 14,032$60,000 to $69,999
  • 14,652$70,000 to $79,999
  • 17,158$80,000 to $89,999
  • 14,495$90,000 to $99,999
  • 37,945$100,000 to $124,999
  • 29,395$125,000 to $149,999
  • 26,220$150,000 to $174,999
  • 17,559$175,000 to $199,999
  • 28,672$200,000 to $249,999
  • 23,870$250,000 to $299,999
  • 35,141$300,000 to $399,999
  • 22,298$400,000 to $499,999
  • 26,618$500,000 to $749,999
  • 10,098$750,000 to $999,999
  • 7,939$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 2,409$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 3,041$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Houston, TX

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Houston, TX in 2017
  • 2,927Less than $100
  • 2,513$100 to $149
  • 2,385$150 to $199
  • 2,890$200 to $249
  • 1,427$250 to $299
  • 3,163$300 to $349
  • 3,249$350 to $399
  • 5,887$400 to $449
  • 7,165$450 to $499
  • 17,521$500 to $549
  • 16,673$550 to $599
  • 31,227$600 to $649
  • 30,013$650 to $699
  • 37,588$700 to $749
  • 29,657$750 to $799
  • 60,456$800 to $899
  • 44,912$900 to $999
  • 67,235$1,000 to $1,249
  • 46,488$1,250 to $1,499
  • 33,700$1,500 to $1,999
  • 10,772$2,000 to $2,499
  • 5,103$2,500 to $2,999
  • 1,837$3,000 to $3,499
  • 897$3,500 or more
  • 13,724No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 91.8%
Number of people working at home: 47,251 (4.4% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 13,092
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 61,587
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 118,434
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 154,590
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 167,043
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 65,629
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 190,951
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 34,998
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 50,184
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 90,583
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 68,802
  • 90 or more minutes: 20,311
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Houston

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,498,345 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 183,501 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 59,520 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,123 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 995 (0%)
  • Railroad: 367 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 166 (0%)
  • Taxi: 28,619 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 4,885 (0%)
  • Walked: 27,166 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 47,251 (3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 3.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 12.6%Males
  • 10.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 5.8%Males
  • 6.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.3%Males
  • 4.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 5.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 4.2%Males
  • 5.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.6%Males
  • 5.5%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Houston, Texas
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Houston, Texas
  • 199,4882010 or later
  • 185,6292000 to 2009
  • 141,6981990 to 1999
  • 144,4441980 to 1989
  • 73,1931970 to 1979
  • 29,030Before 1970
Ancestries in Houston, TX

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 36,608 (2.1%)
  • German: 26,292 (1.5%)
  • English: 24,756 (1.4%)
  • Irish: 19,044 (1.1%)
  • Nigerian: 16,875 (1.0%)
  • European: 15,842 (0.9%)
  • African: 15,035 (0.9%)
  • Italian: 9,087 (0.5%)
  • Scottish: 8,491 (0.5%)
  • French: 8,373 (0.5%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 5,857 (0.3%)
  • Iranian: 5,717 (0.3%)
  • British: 5,211 (0.3%)
  • Polish: 4,715 (0.3%)
  • Lebanese: 4,332 (0.2%)
  • Russian: 3,617 (0.2%)
  • Czech: 2,923 (0.2%)
  • Jamaican: 2,812 (0.2%)
  • French Canadian: 2,784 (0.2%)
  • Iraqi: 2,763 (0.2%)
  • Eastern European: 2,721 (0.2%)
  • Dutch: 2,579 (0.1%)
  • Norwegian: 2,563 (0.1%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 2,368 (0.1%)
  • Ethiopian: 2,278 (0.1%)
  • Northern European: 2,224 (0.1%)
  • Swedish: 1,970 (0.1%)
  • Ukrainian: 1,696 (0.10%)
  • Haitian: 1,678 (0.10%)
  • South African: 1,637 (0.09%)
  • Ghanaian: 1,603 (0.09%)
  • Arab: 1,492 (0.09%)
  • Moroccan: 1,344 (0.08%)
  • Brazilian: 1,326 (0.08%)
  • Afghan: 1,298 (0.07%)
  • Greek: 1,219 (0.07%)
  • Welsh: 1,191 (0.07%)
  • Turkish: 1,117 (0.06%)
  • Egyptian: 1,022 (0.06%)
  • Canadian: 973 (0.06%)
  • Portuguese: 966 (0.06%)
  • Danish: 965 (0.06%)
  • Somali: 786 (0.05%)
  • Yugoslavian: 769 (0.04%)
  • Jordanian: 728 (0.04%)
  • Romanian: 725 (0.04%)
  • Guyanese: 667 (0.04%)
  • Sudanese: 666 (0.04%)
  • Albanian: 655 (0.04%)
  • Belizean: 619 (0.04%)
  • West Indian: 609 (0.04%)
  • German Russian: 600 (0.03%)
  • Cajun: 582 (0.03%)
  • Palestinian: 581 (0.03%)
  • Ugandan: 519 (0.03%)
  • Scandinavian: 504 (0.03%)
  • Serbian: 503 (0.03%)
  • Hungarian: 486 (0.03%)
  • Swiss: 469 (0.03%)
  • Armenian: 457 (0.03%)
  • British West Indian: 456 (0.03%)
  • Lithuanian: 431 (0.02%)
  • Belgian: 423 (0.02%)
  • Liberian: 417 (0.02%)
  • Syrian: 407 (0.02%)
  • Australian: 383 (0.02%)
  • Austrian: 358 (0.02%)
  • Croatian: 350 (0.02%)
  • Senegalese: 309 (0.02%)
  • Kenyan: 243 (0.01%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 242 (0.01%)
  • Zimbabwean: 240 (0.01%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 231 (0.01%)
  • Barbadian: 222 (0.01%)
  • Basque: 173 (0.01%)
  • Slovak: 149 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 120 (0.01%)
  • Israeli: 106 (0.01%)
  • Bermudan: 106 (0.01%)
  • Slovene: 88 (0.01%)
  • Bahamian: 88 (0.01%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Mexico
Houston:

38.3% (257,954)
Texas:

52.2% (2,533,826)

El Salvador
Houston:

10.7% (72,282)
Texas:

4.5% (219,944)

Honduras
Houston:

6.0% (40,699)
Texas:

2.6% (124,725)

Vietnam
Houston:

4.3% (29,065)
Texas:

3.7% (181,316)

Guatemala
Houston:

4.0% (27,138)
Texas:

1.6% (78,047)

India
Houston:

3.5% (23,654)
Texas:

5.7% (275,230)

Cuba
Houston:

3.1% (20,635)
Texas:

1.2% (60,381)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Houston:

2.7% (18,118)
Texas:

2.0% (98,232)

Nigeria
Houston:

2.4% (15,883)
Texas:

1.6% (76,065)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,211,388
  • Other state: 398,412
  • Northeast: 61,413
  • Midwest: 88,752
  • South: 177,866
  • West: 70,381

80.9% of Houston residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44.1% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59.5% lived in Texas.


Houston:

80.9%
State average:

84.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 22,789
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 15,924
  • 5th and 6th grade: 36,575
  • 7th and 8th grade: 19,277
  • 9th grade: 25,258
  • 10th grade: 14,047
  • 11th grade: 17,819
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 15,936
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 173,118
  • Less than 1 year of college: 27,759
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 94,892
  • Associate degree: 39,454
  • Bachelor's degree: 146,527
  • Master's degree: 62,368
  • Professional school degree: 23,085
  • Doctorate degree: 11,296
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 22,030
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 15,130
  • 5th and 6th grade: 33,499
  • 7th and 8th grade: 18,557
  • 9th grade: 23,126
  • 10th grade: 13,109
  • 11th grade: 13,487
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 12,750
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 166,915
  • Less than 1 year of college: 31,722
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 114,012
  • Associate degree: 46,149
  • Bachelor's degree: 152,378
  • Master's degree: 69,117
  • Professional school degree: 17,615
  • Doctorate degree: 10,149
Educational Attainment for Females
Houston marital status for males
Houston marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 419,118
  • One, attached: 52,574
  • Two: 15,883
  • 3 or 4: 39,910
  • 5 to 9: 78,051
  • 10 to 19: 133,105
  • 20 to 49: 67,829
  • 50 or more: 142,962
  • Mobile homes: 8,685
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 304

Median worth of mobile homes: $29,000

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2017: 1.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2017: 2.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Houston
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Houston, TX
  • 60.3%Utility gas
  • 38.5%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Houston, TX
  • 84.1%Electricity
  • 14.6%Utility gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17,041
Here:

6.8%
Texas:

6.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 9,304
Here:

8.0%
Texas:

6.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25,488
Here:

22.0%
Texas:

15.0%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability