Houston Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Houston Population & Age Distribution

 
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Total Population
2,320,268

Age

Under 5 Years:
7.7%
5 - 17:
17.4%
18 - 24:
10.1%
25 - 34:
18.4%
35 - 54:
25.9%
55 - 64:
10.3%
Over 65 Years:
10.3%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
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Attending College
5.6%
5.6%
High School Graduates
78.3%
78.3%
College Graduated
32.1%
32.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 
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Per capita Income

Houston
$31,576
$31,576
USA
$31,177
$31,177

Median household income

Houston
$51,140
$51,140
USA
$57,652
$57,652

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
20.6%

Employment Industries in Houston

 
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Healthcare
10.8%
10.8%
Construction
10.7%
10.7%
Retail
10.4%
10.4%
Accommodation
8.4%
8.4%
Manufacturing
8.2%
8.2%
Education
8.1%
8.1%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
8.1%
8.1%
Administration
6.1%
6.1%
Other
5.9%
5.9%
Transportation
5.1%
5.1%
Finance
3.7%
3.7%
Mining
3.1%
3.1%
Wholesale
2.9%
2.9%
Public Service
2.4%
2.4%
Real estate
2.3%
2.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
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White
24.6%
24.6%
Black Or African American
22.1%
22.1%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.1%
0.1%
Asian
6.8%
6.8%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
1.6%
1.6%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
44.8%
44.8%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 
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Ancestry (Top 20)

German
4.9%
4.9%
English
3.8%
3.8%
Irish
3.7%
3.7%
French
1.5%
1.5%
Italian
1.5%
1.5%
African
1.1%
1.1%
Scottish
0.9%
0.9%
Polish
0.9%
0.9%
European
0.8%
0.8%
Nigerian
0.6%
0.6%
Scots-Irish
0.6%
0.6%
Czech
0.4%
0.4%
Russian
0.4%
0.4%
British
0.4%
0.4%
Dutch
0.4%
0.4%
Swedish
0.4%
0.4%
Norwegian
0.3%
0.3%
Welsh
0.3%
0.3%
Iranian
0.2%
0.2%
Greek
0.2%
0.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
51.2%
51.2%
Spanish
38.8%
38.8%
Vietnamese
1.6%
1.6%
Chinese
1.4%
1.4%
Langs. of India
1.1%
1.1%
African languages
1.1%
1.1%
Arabic
0.7%
0.7%
French
0.7%
0.7%
Other Asian languages
0.6%
0.6%
Urdu
0.4%
0.4%
Tagalog
0.3%
0.3%
Korean
0.3%
0.3%
German/Yiddish
0.2%
0.2%
Persian
0.2%
0.2%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
Native American languages
0.2%
0.2%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Portuguese
0.1%
0.1%
Pacific Island languages
0.1%
0.1%
Japanese
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Houston Residents:
29.5%