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Houston Residents

Houston Residents Overview

Diversity
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Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Population
2,313,238
Unemployment Rate
4.2%
Poverty Rate
19.5%
Non-Citizens
19.4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the people who live in your area?
Based on 511 responses
  • A mixture of all the above
    24%
  • Very friendly.
    20%
  • Everyone keeps to themselves
    15%
  • Varies from quiet to very friendly.
    11%
  • People are usually very friendly, always greeting.
    9%
  • Conservative but accepting
    8%
  • No one pushes their beliefs on another
    5%

Houston Demographics

Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    20%
    national  11%
Racial Diversity
  • Hispanic
    44%
  • White
    24%
  • African American
    22%
  • Asian
    7%
  • Two or more races
    2%
  • Other race
    0%
  • American Indian or Alaska native
    0%
  • Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
    0%
Gender
  • Female
    50%
  • Male
    50%
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%

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Income

Median Household Income
$53,600
National
$64,994
Household Income Brackets
  • <$25k
    23%
  • $25-$44k
    20%
  • $45-$74k
    21%
  • $75-$149k
    22%
  • $150k+
    14%
Median Individual Income
$30,438
National
$32,197
Individual Income Brackets
  • <$15k
    25%
  • $15-$34k
    31%
  • $35-$64k
    23%
  • $65k+
    21%

Community

Poll
70%
of residents say there is a good sense of community. 535 responses
Poll
51%
of people say LGBT residents are somewhat accepted. 525 responses
Poll
What is the most helpful tip for a new resident to know before moving to your area?
Based on 407 responses
  • Traffic can be bad at certain times of day
    30%
  • Traffic is terrible
    28%
  • Some of all the above
    18%
  • People are very nice
    7%
  • Be aware of crime
    5%
  • You'll have to go in town for attractions
    3%
  • Traffic is bad all the time!!!!
    3%

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