Nationwide Claims to Fame

Houston is 3rd out of 5,266 other cities in Retail sales

Houston is 4th out of 4,664 other cities in Current population (2012)

Houston is 4th out of 5,169 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Houston is 4th out of 6,406 other cities in Households

Houston is 4th out of 6,406 other cities in Housing units

Houston is 5th out of 4,905 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Houston is 8th out of 6,406 other cities in Size in square miles

Statewide Claims to Fame

Houston is 1st in Texas out of 302 other cities in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Houston is 1st in Texas out of 326 other cities in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Houston is 1st in Texas out of 337 other cities in Retail sales

Houston is 1st in Texas out of 340 other cities in Current population (2012)

Houston is 1st in Texas out of 389 other cities in Households

Houston is 1st in Texas out of 389 other cities in Housing units

Houston is 1st in Texas out of 389 other cities in Size in square miles

Houston is 13th in Texas out of 389 other cities in Units inside multi-unit buildings

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Houston Rank Texas US
Current population (2012) 2,160,821 1st 26,059,203 313,914,040
Size in square miles 599.6 1st 261,231.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 3,501.5 27th 96.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Houston Rank Texas US
Residents younger than 5 8.1% 168th 7.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.9% 275th 26.8% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 9.0% 257th 10.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Houston Rank Texas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 74.4% 271st 80.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 28.4% 109th 26.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Houston Rank Texas US
Race - White 50.5% 363rd 80.6% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 23.7% 47th 12.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.7% 141st 1.0% 1.2%
Race - Asian 6.0% 41st 4.2% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 88th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.3% 61st 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 43.8% 108th 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 25.6% 312th 44.5% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Houston Rank Texas US
Female residents 49.8% 337th 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 28.4% 37th 16.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Houston Rank Texas US
Housing units 892,646 1st 10,098,750 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 48.1% 13th 24.0% 25.9%
Households 769,867 1st 8,667,807 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 46.6% 364th 64.5% 66.1%
Home median value $124,400 141st $126,400 $186,200
People per household 2.7 264th 2.8 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Houston Rank Texas US
Income per capita $26,849 114th $25,548 $27,915
Income per household $44,124 204th $50,920 $52,762
Income below poverty line 21.5% 123rd 17.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Houston Rank Texas US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 219,324 1st 2,164,852 27,092,908
Retail sales $36,570,164 1st $311,334,781 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $16,573 126th $13,061 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $6,263,910 1st $42,054,592 $613,795,732

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