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Houston, TX (Texas) Houses and Residents

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: 964,435 (867,915 occupied: 374,439 owner occupied, 493,476 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

57%
State:

39%

Housing density: 1,664 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $287,449.

Median contract rent in 2016: $501 (lower quartile is $397, upper quartile is $642)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $1,060


Median gross rent in Houston, TX in 2016: $575

Housing units in Houston with a mortgage: 205,387 (4,566 second mortgage, 8,425 home equity loan, 236 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 169,052

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $90,390

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $55,846

Median monthly housing costs: $974


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Houston, Texas Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $163,700 (it was $77,500 in 2000)
Houston:

$163,700
Texas:

$161,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,400 - $333,200

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $279,294
Here:

$279,294
State:

$230,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $295,678
Here:

$295,678
State:

$227,239

In 2-unit structures: $207,150
Here:

$207,150
State:

$179,535

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $140,453
Here:

$140,453
State:

$145,057

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $227,483
Here:

$227,483
State:

$253,158

Mobile homes: $42,784
Here:

$42,784
State:

$80,655

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $123,589
Here:

$123,589
State:

$50,435

Median year house/condo built: 1974

Median year apartment built: 1979

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,304,388
  • In family households: 1,845,244 (265,919 male householders, 257,225 female householders)
    328,264 spouses, 724,474 children (692,474 natural, 10,030 adopted, 21,970 stepchildren), 68,119 grandchildren, 45,109 brothers or sisters, 41,501 parents, 59,759 other relatives, 54,874 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 426,778 (178,216 male householders (141,193 living alone)), 166,555 female householders (142,564 living alone)), 82,007 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 32,366

Size of family households: 197,744 2-persons, 122,623 3-persons, 106,212 4-persons, 56,493 5-persons, 25,922 6-persons, 14,150 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 283,757 1-person, 53,427 2-persons, 5,325 3-persons, 1,793 4-persons, 347 5-persons, 65 6-persons, 57 7-or-more-persons.

295,084 married couples with children.
206,054 single-parent households (44,046 men, 162,008 women).

50.3% of residents of Houston speak English at home.
39.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 14% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
5.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other language at home (74% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 698,395 (30.3%)
(31.5% 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
  • 1,458no bedroom
  • 11,1801 bedroom
  • 66,8292 bedrooms
  • 186,8583 bedrooms
  • 91,5634 bedrooms
  • 16,5515+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston, Texas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston, Texas
  • 23,431no bedroom
  • 194,0821 bedroom
  • 184,4502 bedrooms
  • 74,7433 bedrooms
  • 15,0684 bedrooms
  • 1,7025+ 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
  • 10,933no vehicle
  • 109,2151 vehicle
  • 161,9812 vehicles
  • 63,3703 vehicles
  • 21,3494 vehicles
  • 7,5915+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Houston in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Houston in renter-occupied apartments
  • 59,478no vehicle
  • 270,4781 vehicle
  • 133,3882 vehicles
  • 23,5113 vehicles
  • 4,9544 vehicles
  • 1,6675+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Houston, Texas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Houston, Texas
  • 1,2431 room
  • 2,5092 rooms
  • 12,0183 rooms
  • 38,9384 rooms
  • 75,2035 rooms
  • 93,4036 rooms
  • 61,1257 rooms
  • 39,8608 rooms
  • 50,1409+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston, Texas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Houston, Texas
  • 22,4201 room
  • 32,7932 rooms
  • 151,3103 rooms
  • 143,2654 rooms
  • 77,9555 rooms
  • 40,0626 rooms
  • 13,5417 rooms
  • 8,0278 rooms
  • 4,1039+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2016 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 2016
  • 67,558Less than $10,000
  • 103,475$10,000 to $19,999
  • 103,561$20,000 to $29,999
  • 93,262$30,000 to $39,999
  • 80,325$40,000 to $49,999
  • 63,245$50,000 to $59,999
  • 78,869$60,000 to $74,999
  • 83,045$75,000 to $99,999
  • 59,153$100,000 to $124,999
  • 33,377$125,000 to $149,999
  • 39,816$150,000 to $199,999
  • 62,229$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2016 in Houston, TX

  • Distribution of house value in Houston, TX in 2016
  • 2,956Less than $10,000
  • 2,019$10,000 to $14,999
  • 794$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,132$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,681$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,227$30,000 to $34,999
  • 2,291$35,000 to $39,999
  • 7,269$40,000 to $49,999
  • 12,477$50,000 to $59,999
  • 14,581$60,000 to $69,999
  • 20,330$70,000 to $79,999
  • 21,765$80,000 to $89,999
  • 16,892$90,000 to $99,999
  • 38,234$100,000 to $124,999
  • 27,926$125,000 to $149,999
  • 26,643$150,000 to $174,999
  • 18,463$175,000 to $199,999
  • 27,210$200,000 to $249,999
  • 23,497$250,000 to $299,999
  • 37,522$300,000 to $399,999
  • 21,271$400,000 to $499,999
  • 24,626$500,000 to $749,999
  • 9,917$750,000 to $999,999
  • 6,537$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 2,343$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 3,836$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Houston, TX

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Houston, TX in 2016
  • 2,956Less than $100
  • 2,581$100 to $149
  • 3,041$150 to $199
  • 4,260$200 to $249
  • 1,720$250 to $299
  • 4,060$300 to $349
  • 3,538$350 to $399
  • 8,097$400 to $449
  • 10,114$450 to $499
  • 21,355$500 to $549
  • 26,120$550 to $599
  • 32,921$600 to $649
  • 34,633$650 to $699
  • 35,527$700 to $749
  • 30,194$750 to $799
  • 57,252$800 to $899
  • 42,943$900 to $999
  • 66,654$1,000 to $1,249
  • 37,494$1,250 to $1,499
  • 34,322$1,500 to $1,999
  • 10,305$2,000 to $2,499
  • 3,785$2,500 to $2,999
  • 2,636$3,000 to $3,499
  • 3,076$3,500 or more
  • 13,892No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.4%
Number of people working at home: 38,715 (3.5% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 13,691
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 67,369
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 120,710
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 160,310
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 168,161
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 71,383
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 205,343
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 36,007
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 44,808
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 89,007
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 65,555
  • 90 or more minutes: 21,895
Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Houston

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 1,503,300 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 188,982 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 56,283 (3%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 1,182 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1,230 (0%)
  • Railroad: 955 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 44 (0%)
  • Taxi: 31,022 (2%)
  • Bicycle: 5,611 (0%)
  • Walked: 25,935 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 38,715 (2%)
Class of Workers in 2016
  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 3.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 14.1%Males
  • 10.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 6.6%Males
  • 4.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.4%Males
  • 4.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 8.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 3.2%Males
  • 8.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 6.6%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Houston, Texas
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Houston, Texas
  • 177,0492010 or later
  • 210,1422000 to 2009
  • 144,6641990 to 1999
  • 144,4441980 to 1989
  • 73,1931970 to 1979
  • 29,030Before 1970
Ancestries in Houston, TX

First ancestries reported:

  • American: 58,039 (3.3%)
  • German: 35,284 (2.0%)
  • English: 25,215 (1.5%)
  • Irish: 21,566 (1.2%)
  • African: 21,122 (1.2%)
  • Nigerian: 12,460 (0.7%)
  • European: 10,507 (0.6%)
  • Italian: 9,579 (0.6%)
  • French: 8,774 (0.5%)
  • Ethiopian: 6,859 (0.4%)
  • Russian: 6,445 (0.4%)
  • Iranian: 5,726 (0.3%)
  • Polish: 5,676 (0.3%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 5,373 (0.3%)
  • Scottish: 5,202 (0.3%)
  • British: 4,270 (0.2%)
  • Brazilian: 3,554 (0.2%)
  • Czech: 3,524 (0.2%)
  • Greek: 2,812 (0.2%)
  • Lebanese: 2,740 (0.2%)
  • Arab: 2,687 (0.2%)
  • Turkish: 2,614 (0.2%)
  • Australian: 2,239 (0.1%)
  • French Canadian: 2,059 (0.1%)
  • Iraqi: 1,921 (0.1%)
  • Dutch: 1,911 (0.1%)
  • Hungarian: 1,608 (0.09%)
  • Canadian: 1,489 (0.09%)
  • Jamaican: 1,473 (0.08%)
  • Swedish: 1,452 (0.08%)
  • Eastern European: 1,392 (0.08%)
  • Norwegian: 1,373 (0.08%)
  • Afghan: 1,335 (0.08%)
  • Cajun: 1,220 (0.07%)
  • Romanian: 1,175 (0.07%)
  • Sudanese: 1,160 (0.07%)
  • Egyptian: 1,059 (0.06%)
  • Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 1,046 (0.06%)
  • Portuguese: 999 (0.06%)
  • Palestinian: 994 (0.06%)
  • Danish: 952 (0.05%)
  • Northern European: 890 (0.05%)
  • Ukrainian: 831 (0.05%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 740 (0.04%)
  • Guyanese: 730 (0.04%)
  • Moroccan: 710 (0.04%)
  • Israeli: 694 (0.04%)
  • Yugoslavian: 596 (0.03%)
  • Jordanian: 525 (0.03%)
  • Slovak: 511 (0.03%)
  • Finnish: 509 (0.03%)
  • Belgian: 505 (0.03%)
  • Scandinavian: 502 (0.03%)
  • Swiss: 485 (0.03%)
  • Austrian: 470 (0.03%)
  • Bulgarian: 452 (0.03%)
  • Ghanaian: 423 (0.02%)
  • Armenian: 386 (0.02%)
  • Lithuanian: 354 (0.02%)
  • Belizean: 323 (0.02%)
  • West Indian: 320 (0.02%)
  • Slovene: 319 (0.02%)
  • Albanian: 292 (0.02%)
  • Kenyan: 284 (0.02%)
  • Syrian: 282 (0.02%)
  • Basque: 277 (0.02%)
  • Welsh: 260 (0.01%)
  • Serbian: 223 (0.01%)
  • Croatian: 215 (0.01%)
  • British West Indian: 191 (0.01%)
  • Liberian: 190 (0.01%)
  • Haitian: 136 (0.01%)
  • Somali: 130 (0.01%)
  • Ugandan: 118 (0.01%)
  • Slavic: 116 (0.01%)
  • Cypriot: 97 (0.01%)
  • Celtic: 93 (0.01%)

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

Mexico
Houston:

40.3% (281,624)
Texas:

54.7% (2,589,058)

El Salvador
Houston:

9.6% (67,314)
Texas:

4.2% (197,601)

Honduras
Houston:

5.8% (40,788)
Texas:

2.2% (105,995)

Vietnam
Houston:

5.5% (38,086)
Texas:

3.9% (185,177)

Guatemala
Houston:

3.7% (25,713)
Texas:

1.4% (68,090)

India
Houston:

3.4% (23,595)
Texas:

5.1% (242,514)

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
Houston:

2.8% (19,209)
Texas:

2.2% (106,082)

Cuba
Houston:

2.6% (18,363)
Texas:

1.1% (53,914)

Nigeria
Houston:

2.2% (15,040)
Texas:

1.6% (75,606)

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

  • This state: 1,171,707
  • Other state: 405,648
  • Northeast: 62,755
  • Midwest: 96,844
  • South: 177,039
  • West: 69,010

81.5% of Houston residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43.2% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 53.3% lived in Texas.


Houston:

81.5%
State average:

84.1%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 19,869
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 15,763
  • 5th and 6th grade: 43,166
  • 7th and 8th grade: 16,053
  • 9th grade: 27,851
  • 10th grade: 12,908
  • 11th grade: 15,329
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 13,432
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 173,822
  • Less than 1 year of college: 23,062
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 100,289
  • Associate degree: 34,814
  • Bachelor's degree: 149,124
  • Master's degree: 58,316
  • Professional school degree: 21,562
  • Doctorate degree: 13,624
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 20,033
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 18,719
  • 5th and 6th grade: 38,569
  • 7th and 8th grade: 16,457
  • 9th grade: 19,823
  • 10th grade: 13,417
  • 11th grade: 16,154
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 11,880
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 172,764
  • Less than 1 year of college: 31,438
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 109,145
  • Associate degree: 40,794
  • Bachelor's degree: 148,862
  • Master's degree: 64,427
  • Professional school degree: 16,221
  • Doctorate degree: 11,357
Educational Attainment for Females
Houston marital status for males
Houston marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 431,174
  • One, attached: 50,321
  • Two: 16,050
  • 3 or 4: 35,854
  • 5 to 9: 70,452
  • 10 to 19: 134,901
  • 20 to 49: 72,611
  • 50 or more: 143,499
  • Mobile homes: 8,854
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 719

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,700

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 1.5%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 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
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Houston, TX
  • 83.7%Electricity
  • 14.8%Utility gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 17,958
Here:

7.1%
Texas:

6.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6,598
Here:

5.7%
Texas:

6.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 29,843
Here:

23.8%
Texas:

15.1%
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