South Houston, TX

South Houston profile

Living in South Houston

South Houston is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 16,153 people and four constituent neighborhoods, South Houston is the 148th largest community in Texas.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, South Houston is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 47.02% of the South Houston workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, South Houston is a city of construction workers and builders, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Houston who work in office and administrative support (9.87%), food service (8.00%), and sales jobs (7.37%).

The population of South Houston has a very low overall level of education: only 6.14% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in South Houston in 2018 was $16,803, which is low income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $67,212 for a family of four. However, South Houston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

South Houston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South 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 South Houston, accounting for 91.25% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of South Houston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in South Houston include English, French, Irish, Italian, and German.

Foreign born people are also an important part of South Houston's cultural character, accounting for 34.35% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in South Houston is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Italian.