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South Houston is 9th in Texas out of 389 other cities in Population density (people per sqmi)

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General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
South Houston Rank Texas US
Current population (2012) 17,336 147th 26,059,203 313,914,040
Size in square miles 3.0 361st 261,231.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 5,564.5 9th 96.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
South Houston Rank Texas US
Residents younger than 5 9.7% 41st 7.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 33.3% 52nd 26.8% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 7.2% 310th 10.9% 13.7%
Education Demographics
South Houston Rank Texas US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 54.5% 372nd 80.4% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 6.7% 366th 26.1% 28.2%
Race Demographics
South Houston Rank Texas US
Race - White 65.9% 292nd 80.6% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 1.5% 307th 12.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.9% 77th 1.0% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.6% 290th 4.2% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 281st 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.6% 31st 1.7% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 88.1% 34th 38.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 9.9% 353rd 44.5% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
South Houston Rank Texas US
Female residents 49.4% 351st 50.3% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 33.3% 24th 16.2% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
South Houston Rank Texas US
Housing units 5,258 188th 10,098,750 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 23.8% 96th 24.0% 25.9%
Households 4,883 178th 8,667,807 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 64.5% 216th 64.5% 66.1%
Home median value $87,300 252nd $126,400 $186,200
People per household 3.5 40th 2.8 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
South Houston Rank Texas US
Income per capita $15,045 335th $25,548 $27,915
Income per household $36,421 294th $50,920 $52,762
Income below poverty line 26.5% 71st 17.0% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
South Houston Rank Texas US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,559 171st 2,164,852 27,092,908
Retail sales $191,625 188th $311,334,781 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $11,699 201st $13,061 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $15,791 191st $42,054,592 $613,795,732

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