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HOUSTON, TX

HOUSTON, TX

  • Overview
  • Real Estate
  • Demographics
  • Schools

HOUSTON PROFILE

POPULATION: 2,312,717

LIVING IN HOUSTON

Houston is an enormous city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,312,717 people and 605 constituent neighborhoods, Houston is the largest community in Texas.

Houston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Houston is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Houston who work in office and administrative support (11.14%), sales jobs (10.34%), and management occupations (8.75%).

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.

Houston is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Houston. This makes Houston a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Houston presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

In terms of college education, Houston is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor’s degree or graduate degree: 31.73% of adults in Houston have a college degree.

The per capita income in Houston in 2010 was $30,547, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,188 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 44.47% 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, French, and Italian.

In addition, Houston has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.21%).

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

HOUSTON, TX REAL ESTATE DATA

  • Data
  • Description

AVERAGE HOME VALUES

MEDIAN HOME VALUE:
$154,934

HOUSTON, TX HOME PRICES

More than $1,190,000
2%
$893,001 - $1,190,000
1.9%
$595,001 - $893,000
4.6%
$476,001 - $595,000
3.9%
$357,001 - $476,000
6.9%
$238,001 - $357,000
11.4%
$119,001 - $238,000
33.1%
$60,001 - $119,000
27.6%
$0 - $60,000
8.7%

RENT & OWNERSHIP

AVERAGE MARKET RENT:
$1,229 / per month

Owner
43.2%
Renters
56.8%

HOUSING MARKET DETAILS

AGE OF HOMES

2000 or Newer
19.3%
1970 - 1999
46.7%
1940 - 1969
29.6%
1939 or Older
4.4%

TYPES OF HOMES

Single Family
44.9%
Town homes
5.3%
Small Apartment Buildings
5.4%
Apartment Complexes
43.5%
Mobile Homes
0.9%

HOME SIZE

No Bedroom
2.9%
1 Bedroom
25%
2 Bedrooms
29.2%
3 Bedrooms
29.8%
4 Bedrooms
11.2%
5 or more Bedrooms
2%

HOUSTON HOUSING MARKET INFORMATION

With 2,312,717 people, 838,950 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $154,934, house prices in Houston are solidly below the national average.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Houston, accounting for 44.85% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Houston include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 43.55%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.36%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.27%).

People in Houston primarily live in small (one, two or no bedroom) single-family detached homes. Houston has a mixture of owner-occupied and renter-occupied housing.

There is a lot of housing in Houston built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Houston built between 1940-1969 ( 29.62%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 19.28%). There's also some housing in Houston built before 1939 ( 4.40%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Houston. Fully 11.05% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. These Houston homes are the hangover affect of Hurricane Harvey.  Homes that are not habitable and are awaiting refurbishment.

HOUSTON HOME APPRECIATION RATES

In the last 10 years, Houston has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Houston real estate appreciated 51.71% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.26%, putting Houston in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Houston definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Houston appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Houston's appreciation rate has been 1.64%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Houston were at 2.35%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 9.72%.

Importantly, this makes Houston one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Texas, our data show that Houston's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Texas.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Houston differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Houston - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Houston real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

HOUSTON, TX HOME PRICES

HOUSTON POPULATION & AGE DISTRIBUTION

TOTAL POPULATION
2,312,717

AGE

Under 5 years
7.8%
18 to 24
10.2%
35 to 54
26%
65 years and above
10.1%
5 to 17
17.3%
25 to 34
18.3%
55 yo 64
10.4%

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS

Attending College
5.5%
High School Graduates
77.9%
College Graduates
31.7%

INCOME

PER CAPITA INCOME

MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME

HOUSTON $30,547

USA $31,177

HOUSTON $49,399

USA $31,177

INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL:
21.2%

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13800 Westerloch Drive, Houston, TX, 77077

Public district, PK-5 | 903 students

2008 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX, 77019

Public district, PK-5 | 645 students

6000 Greenbriar Drive, Houston, TX, 77030

Public district, PK-5 | 759 students

3756 University Boulevard, Houston, TX, 77005
Public district, PK-5 | 1,304 students

2300 Mills Branch Drive, Houston, TX, 77345

Public district, PK-5 | 601 students

2002 Willow Terrace Drive, Houston, TX, 77345

Public district, PK-5 | 509 students

12214 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX, 77024

Public district, PK-5 | 707 students

625 Brittmoore Road, Houston, TX, 77079

Public district, PK-5 | 737 students

13618 Saint Marys Lane, Houston, TX, 77079

Public district, PK-5 | 793 students

6700 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, TX, 77074

Public district, PK-5 | 843 students

3400 Evergreen Drive, Houston, TX, 77087

Public district, PK-5 | 745 students

5445 West Alabama Street, Houston, TX, 77056

Public district, PK-5 | 638 students

8390 Westview Drive, Houston, TX, 77055

Public district, PK-5 | 94 students

703 East 17th Street, Houston, TX, 77008

Public district, PK-5 | 502 students

9710 Runnymeade Drive, Houston, TX, 77096

Public district, PK-5 | 642 students

1401 West 43rd Street, Houston, TX, 77018

Public district, PK-5 | 874 students

8235 Park Place Boulevard, Houston, TX, 77017

Public district, PK-5 | 949 students

4520 Tonawanda Drive, Houston, TX, 77035

Public district, PK-5 | 650 students

7500 Braes Boulevard, Houston, TX, 77025

Public district, PK-5 | 884 students

5840 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX, 77057

Public district, PK-5 | 965 students

2600 Woodhead Street, Houston, TX, 77098

Public district, 6-8 | 1469 students

4528 Leeland Street, Houston, TX, 77023

Public district, 6-8 | 263 students

3603 West Lake Houston Parkway, Houston, TX, 77339

Public district, 6-8 | 1127 students

12550 Vindon Drive, Houston, TX, 77024

Public district, 6-8 | 1384 students

16823 West Road, Houston, TX, 77095

Public district, 6-8 | 1603 students

6700 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, TX, 77074

Public charter, 5-8 | 433 students

315 Berry Road, Houston, TX, 77022

Public district, 6-8 | 1416 students

9595 Winkler Drive, Houston, TX, 77017

Public district, 6-8 | 1396 students

14041 Alief Clodine Road, Houston, TX, 77082

Public district, 7-8 | 1320 students

15435 Willow River Drive, Houston, TX, 77095

Public district, 6-8 | 1279 students

9111 Wheatland Drive, Houston, TX, 77064

Public district, 6-8 | 1584 students

120 Castlegory Road, Houston, TX, 77015

Public district, 7-8 | 1406 students

5215 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX, 77056

Public district, 6-8 | 829 students

1575 Chantilly Lane, Houston, TX, 77018

Public district, 6-8 | 1090 students

10410 Manhattan Drive, Houston, TX, 77096

Public district, 6-8 | 1607 students

3838 Blue Bonnet Boulevard, Houston, TX, 77025

Public district, 6-8 | 1700 students

13733 Brimhurst Drive, Houston, TX, 77077

Public district, 6-8 | 1070 students

1500 Southridge Road, Houston, TX, 77090

Public district, 6-8 | 921 students

9515 South Dairy Ashford Road, Houston, TX, 77099

Public district, 7-8 | 925 students

6315 Winkleman Road, Houston, TX, 77083

Public district, 7-8 | 1146 students

3100 Shenandoah Street, Houston, TX, 77021

Public district, 9-12 | 890 students

1501 Taft Street, Houston, TX, 77019

Public district, 9-12 | 626 students

13735 Beamer Road, Houston, TX, 77089

Public district, 9-12 | 442 students

2811 Hayes Road, Houston, TX, 77082

Public district, 9-12 | 402 students

9321 West Sam Houston Parkway South, Houston, TX, 77099

Public district, 6-12 | 912 students

8150 Sugarland Howell Road, Houston, TX, 77083

Public district, 9-12 | 806 students

5601 West Loop South Freeway, Houston, TX, 77081

Public district, 9-12 | 468 students

4001 Stanford Street, Houston, TX, 77006

Public district, 9-12 | 753 students

220 North Milby Street, Houston, TX, 77003

Public district, 9-12 | 485 students

2330 South Victory Street, Houston, TX, 77088

Public district, 9-12 | 408 students

2929 Bay Area Boulevard, Houston, TX, 77058

Public district, 9-12 | 2332 students

2701 Kingwood Drive, Houston, TX, 77339

Public district, 9-12 | 2653 students

8001 Fulton Street, Houston, TX, 77022

Public district, 9-12 | 471 students

935 Echo Lane, Houston, TX, 77024

Public district, 9-12 | 2669 students

14201 Briar Forest Drive, Houston, TX, 77077

Public district, 9-12 | 2874 students

4015 Woodland Hills Drive, Houston, TX, 77339

Public district, 9-12 | 1863 students

6700 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, TX, 77074

Public district, 9-12 | 715 students

9811 Huffmeister Road, Houston, TX, 77095

Public district, 9-12 | 3499 students

9815 Grant Road, Houston, TX, 77070

Public district, 9-12 | 3357 students

17610 Farm to Market Road 529, Houston, TX, 77095

Public district, 9-12 | 3126 students