Houston is an enormous city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,302,878 people and 853 constituent neighborhoods, Houston is the largest community in Texas.
Also of interest is that Houston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.29% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing noticeable about Houston, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Houston is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Houston a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Houston is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
The population of Houston is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 34.71% of adults in Houston have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Houston in 2018 was $35,578, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,312 for a family of four. However, Houston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Houston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Houston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Houston, accounting for 44.55% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Houston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Houston include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Houston's cultural character, accounting for 28.88% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Houston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.