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Houston, TX (Texas) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $195,800 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Houston:

$195,800
Texas:

$200,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $116,500 - $367,900

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $320,846
Here:

$320,846
State:

$268,991

Townhouses or other attached units: $311,610
Here:

$311,610
State:

$268,635

In 2-unit structures: $356,439
Here:

$356,439
State:

$309,107

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $191,689
Here:

$191,689
State:

$205,835

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $301,804
Here:

$301,804
State:

$312,503

Mobile homes: $73,199
Here:

$73,199
State:

$94,014

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $52,680
Here:

$52,680
State:

$52,538

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: 987,158 (876,504 occupied: 353,562 owner occupied, 522,942 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

60%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,704 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $418,794.

Median contract rent in 2019: $946 (lower quartile is $745, upper quartile is $1,247)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $1,158


Median gross rent in Houston, TX in 2019: $1,095

Housing units in Houston with a mortgage: 181,112 (3,652 second mortgage, 6,121 home equity loan, 358 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 172,450

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $104,760

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $60,626

Median monthly housing costs: $1,088

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

Median year apartment built: 1983

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,316,797
  • Male householders: 443,159 (145,803 living alone), Female householders: 433,345 (141,431 living alone)
  • 331,830 spouses (327,849 opposite-sex spouses), 60,861 unmarried partners, (57,185 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 715,393 children (676,399 natural, 14,711 adopted, 24,283 stepchildren), 60,866 grandchildren, 53,629 brothers or sisters, 39,917 parents, 2,381 foster children, 56,826 other relatives, 83,908 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 34,682

Size of family households: 196,496 2-persons, 129,387 3-persons, 103,903 4-persons, 56,054 5-persons, 22,589 6-persons, 14,233 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 287,234 1-person, 55,808 2-persons, 7,875 3-persons, 2,330 4-persons, 302 5-persons, 293 6-persons.

304,415 married couples with children.
193,729 single-parent households (40,548 men, 153,181 women).

51.2% of residents of Houston speak English at home.
39.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 17% 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 (51% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other language at home (65% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 655,105 (28.3%)
(35.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

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
  • 1,489no bedroom
  • 8,3211 bedroom
  • 58,7492 bedrooms
  • 184,1943 bedrooms
  • 83,8794 bedrooms
  • 16,9305+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston, Texas
  • 29,297no bedroom
  • 207,4071 bedroom
  • 194,8362 bedrooms
  • 74,9383 bedrooms
  • 14,6604 bedrooms
  • 1,8045+ 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
  • 10,101no vehicle
  • 95,4871 vehicle
  • 157,0222 vehicles
  • 62,7363 vehicles
  • 20,6244 vehicles
  • 7,5925+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Houston in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Houston in renter-occupied apartments
  • 71,644no vehicle
  • 259,0071 vehicle
  • 154,5882 vehicles
  • 29,0263 vehicles
  • 6,4844 vehicles
  • 2,1935+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Houston, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Houston, Texas
  • 1,4141 room
  • 1,7872 rooms
  • 8,5833 rooms
  • 34,9284 rooms
  • 75,3035 rooms
  • 91,6706 rooms
  • 51,7327 rooms
  • 38,7798 rooms
  • 49,3669+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston, Texas
  • 28,1561 room
  • 42,6392 rooms
  • 153,5273 rooms
  • 146,4354 rooms
  • 84,0845 rooms
  • 45,0206 rooms
  • 13,9037 rooms
  • 4,9808 rooms
  • 4,1989+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 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 2019
  • 71,384Less than $10,000
  • 82,088$10,000 to $19,999
  • 95,271$20,000 to $29,999
  • 87,488$30,000 to $39,999
  • 76,140$40,000 to $49,999
  • 73,955$50,000 to $59,999
  • 81,546$60,000 to $74,999
  • 93,496$75,000 to $99,999
  • 57,749$100,000 to $124,999
  • 36,779$125,000 to $149,999
  • 46,457$150,000 to $199,999
  • 74,151$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in Houston, TX

  • Distribution of house value in Houston, TX in 2019
  • 2,372Less than $10,000
  • 2,165$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,179$15,000 to $19,999
  • 841$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,096$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,694$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,075$35,000 to $39,999
  • 4,795$40,000 to $49,999
  • 6,561$50,000 to $59,999
  • 7,767$60,000 to $69,999
  • 10,405$70,000 to $79,999
  • 15,147$80,000 to $89,999
  • 10,531$90,000 to $99,999
  • 33,053$100,000 to $124,999
  • 27,136$125,000 to $149,999
  • 32,909$150,000 to $174,999
  • 20,495$175,000 to $199,999
  • 35,373$200,000 to $249,999
  • 24,620$250,000 to $299,999
  • 36,756$300,000 to $399,999
  • 23,713$400,000 to $499,999
  • 27,718$500,000 to $749,999
  • 11,188$750,000 to $999,999
  • 6,639$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 3,526$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 3,808$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in Houston, TX

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Houston, TX in 2019
  • 1,147Less than $100
  • 1,957$100 to $149
  • 3,323$150 to $199
  • 3,492$200 to $249
  • 1,600$250 to $299
  • 3,246$300 to $349
  • 2,770$350 to $399
  • 3,124$400 to $449
  • 5,669$450 to $499
  • 8,241$500 to $549
  • 11,486$550 to $599
  • 23,501$600 to $649
  • 22,609$650 to $699
  • 38,498$700 to $749
  • 34,803$750 to $799
  • 64,880$800 to $899
  • 52,284$900 to $999
  • 100,023$1,000 to $1,249
  • 57,955$1,250 to $1,499
  • 45,948$1,500 to $1,999
  • 10,322$2,000 to $2,499
  • 7,173$2,500 to $2,999
  • 3,131$3,000 to $3,499
  • 1,518$3,500 or more
  • 14,242No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 90.7%
Number of people working at home: 49,643 (4.4% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 15,401
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 61,567
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 112,011
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 146,407
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 157,313
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 75,083
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 216,357
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 41,086
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 53,549
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 101,052
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 71,402
  • 90 or more minutes: 21,091
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Houston

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,547,642 (81.7%)
  • Carpooled: 174,823 (9.2%)
  • Bus: 56,337 (3.0%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 1,161 (0.1%)
  • Long-distance train or commuter rail: 480 (0.0%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 3,524 (0.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 311 (0.0%)
  • Taxi: 30,708 (1.6%)
  • Bicycle: 5,230 (0.3%)
  • Walked: 25,341 (1.3%)
  • Worked at home: 49,643 (2.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • 3.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 9.8%Males
  • 9.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 9.0%Males
  • 3.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.5%Males
  • 2.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 2.9%Males
  • 4.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 6.2%Males
  • 1.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.4%Males
  • 5.2%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Houston, Texas
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Houston, Texas
  • 219,1222010 or later
  • 160,5832000 to 2009
  • 128,2221990 to 1999
  • 144,4441980 to 1989
  • 73,1931970 to 1979
  • 29,030Before 1970
Ancestries in Houston, TX

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 45,619 (2.7%)
  • German: 28,648 (1.7%)
  • African: 23,878 (1.4%)
  • English: 23,849 (1.4%)
  • European: 22,388 (1.3%)
  • Nigerian: 18,926 (1.1%)
  • Irish: 18,636 (1.1%)
  • Italian: 11,601 (0.7%)
  • Scottish: 7,172 (0.4%)
  • Russian: 5,385 (0.3%)
  • British: 5,378 (0.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 4,908 (0.3%)
  • Polish: 4,804 (0.3%)
  • French: 4,546 (0.3%)
  • Iranian: 3,773 (0.2%)
  • Norwegian: 3,556 (0.2%)
  • Ethiopian: 3,476 (0.2%)
  • Jamaican: 2,789 (0.2%)
  • Lebanese: 2,556 (0.2%)
  • Czech: 2,315 (0.1%)
  • Ghanaian: 2,294 (0.1%)
  • Iraqi: 2,197 (0.1%)
  • Brazilian: 1,875 (0.1%)
  • Afghan: 1,837 (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 1,754 (0.1%)
  • Croatian: 1,747 (0.1%)
  • Dutch: 1,714 (0.1%)
  • Greek: 1,685 (0.10%)
  • Arab: 1,644 (0.10%)
  • Eastern European: 1,591 (0.09%)
  • Welsh: 1,517 (0.09%)
  • Northern European: 1,459 (0.09%)
  • French Canadian: 1,337 (0.08%)
  • Kenyan: 1,324 (0.08%)
  • Turkish: 1,287 (0.08%)
  • West Indian: 1,273 (0.08%)
  • Scandinavian: 1,271 (0.08%)
  • Serbian: 1,221 (0.07%)
  • Swedish: 1,201 (0.07%)
  • Hungarian: 1,158 (0.07%)
  • Danish: 1,087 (0.06%)
  • Ukrainian: 1,064 (0.06%)
  • Egyptian: 979 (0.06%)
  • Portuguese: 949 (0.06%)
  • Swiss: 882 (0.05%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 865 (0.05%)
  • Belizean: 848 (0.05%)
  • Canadian: 781 (0.05%)
  • Ugandan: 779 (0.05%)
  • Senegalese: 716 (0.04%)
  • Sudanese: 709 (0.04%)
  • Jordanian: 697 (0.04%)
  • Lithuanian: 587 (0.03%)
  • Somali: 572 (0.03%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 565 (0.03%)
  • Bahamian: 508 (0.03%)
  • Haitian: 495 (0.03%)
  • Moroccan: 487 (0.03%)
  • Austrian: 486 (0.03%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 383 (0.02%)
  • South African: 380 (0.02%)
  • Israeli: 360 (0.02%)
  • Syrian: 356 (0.02%)
  • U.S. Virgin Islander: 341 (0.02%)
  • Belgian: 333 (0.02%)
  • Slovene: 308 (0.02%)
  • Cajun: 281 (0.02%)
  • Finnish: 256 (0.02%)
  • Armenian: 254 (0.01%)
  • Australian: 243 (0.01%)
  • Slovak: 220 (0.01%)
  • Yugoslavian: 215 (0.01%)
  • New Zealander: 197 (0.01%)
  • Celtic: 134 (0.01%)
  • Albanian: 111 (0.01%)
  • Liberian: 105 (0.01%)
  • Cypriot: 99 (0.01%)
  • Macedonian: 92 (0.01%)

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

Mexico
Houston:

35.7% (233,826)
Texas:

49.5% (2,453,126)

El Salvador
Houston:

10.6% (69,422)
Texas:

4.8% (237,197)

Honduras
Houston:

8.4% (54,740)
Texas:

3.0% (148,329)

Guatemala
Houston:

4.4% (29,063)
Texas:

1.6% (79,732)

Vietnam
Houston:

4.0% (26,066)
Texas:

3.7% (183,478)

India
Houston:

3.2% (21,072)
Texas:

6.0% (296,407)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Houston:

3.1% (20,635)
Texas:

2.4% (116,670)

Nigeria
Houston:

2.9% (18,818)
Texas:

2.0% (98,657)

Venezuela
Houston:

2.4% (15,704)
Texas:

1.2% (60,320)

Philippines
Houston:

1.8% (11,665)
Texas:

2.2% (109,981)

Cuba
Houston:

1.7% (11,158)
Texas:

1.3% (62,644)

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

  • This state: 1,233,681
  • Other state: 394,326
  • Northeast: 63,634
  • Midwest: 91,146
  • South: 168,157
  • West: 71,389

81.5% of Houston residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43.1% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 52.3% lived in Texas.


Houston:

81.5%
State average:

84.4%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 24,372
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 18,430
  • 5th and 6th grade: 31,377
  • 7th and 8th grade: 17,626
  • 9th grade: 27,581
  • 10th grade: 17,175
  • 11th grade: 13,218
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 14,904
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 177,686
  • Less than 1 year of college: 29,376
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 94,967
  • Associate degree: 40,896
  • Bachelor's degree: 152,688
  • Master's degree: 62,477
  • Professional school degree: 23,730
  • Doctorate degree: 14,595
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 21,440
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 16,941
  • 5th and 6th grade: 31,311
  • 7th and 8th grade: 12,658
  • 9th grade: 19,307
  • 10th grade: 10,252
  • 11th grade: 13,219
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 15,878
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 171,744
  • Less than 1 year of college: 29,501
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 107,255
  • Associate degree: 51,611
  • Bachelor's degree: 163,220
  • Master's degree: 70,539
  • Professional school degree: 20,530
  • Doctorate degree: 11,989
Educational Attainment for Females
Houston marital status for males
Houston marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 427,541
  • One, attached: 45,883
  • Two: 15,146
  • 3 or 4: 39,011
  • 5 to 9: 74,000
  • 10 to 19: 137,514
  • 20 to 49: 78,966
  • 50 or more: 159,488
  • Mobile homes: 9,483
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 126

Median worth of mobile homes: $15,700

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 1.4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 2.3%

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
  • 59.6%Utility gas
  • 39.1%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Houston, TX
  • 84.0%Electricity
  • 14.7%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): 15,181
Here:

6.1%
Texas:

7.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 9,009
Here:

7.5%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18,308
Here:

15.8%
Texas:

14.3%
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