Living in Houston, TX

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Updated: 2020-03-10

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Houston (/hjustn/ ( listen) HYOO-stn) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated 2016 population of 2.303 million within a land area of 599.59 square miles (1,552.9 km2). It is also the largest city in the Southern United States, and the seat of Harris County. Located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico, it is the principal city of the Greater Houston metro area, which is the fifth-most populated MSA in the United States.
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Population over time in Houston

Year Population % Change
2017 2,295,982 1.3%
2016 2,267,336 1.2%
2015 2,240,582 1.0%
2014 2,217,706 2.3%
2013 2,167,988 1.6%
2012 2,134,707 1.3%
2011 2,107,449 0.9%
2010 2,089,090 1.0%
2009 2,068,026 -
Crime/100k Houston TX USA
Violent Crime 1026.1 410.9 368.9
Murder 11.8 4.6 5.0
Robbery 373.6 98.4 86.2
Aggravated Assault 587.0 256.6 246.8
Property Crime 4010.0 2367.2 2199.5
Burglary 695.8 410.8 376.0
Larceny 2804.6 1713.1 1594.6
Car Theft 509.6 243.2 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Houston

24.6% (565,112)
African American
22.1% (506,508)
American Indian
0.1% (2,887)
6.8% (157,001)
0.0% (968)
0.2% (5,547)
Two Or More
1.3% (30,266)
44.8% (1,027,693)
Race Houston TX USA
White 24.6% 42.3% 61.1%
African American 22.1% 11.7% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 6.8% 4.6% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.3% 1.7% 2.4%
Hispanic 44.8% 39.2% 17.8%

Household Income For Houston, Texas

Less than $10,000
7.7% (17,751,815)
$10,000 to $14,999
5.2% (11,932,426)
$15,000 to $24,999
11.5% (26,349,907)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.1% (25,417,538)
$35,000 to $49,999
13.6% (31,110,807)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.7% (38,355,679)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.1% (23,238,312)
$100,000 to $149,999
11.3% (26,030,547)
$150,000 to $199,999
5.0% (11,415,226)
$200,000 or more
7.8% (17,995,936)
Income Houston TX USA
Less than $10,000 7.7% 6.4% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 5.2% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 11.5% 9.3% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.1% 9.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 13.6% 12.8% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.7% 17.7% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.1% 12.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 11.3% 14.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 5.0% 6.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 7.8% 6.9% 7.0%

Gender in Houston

50.0% (1,148,393)
50.0% (1,147,588)
Gender Houston TX USA
Female 50.0% 50.3% 50.8%
Male 50.0% 49.7% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Houston for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
12.0% (275,517)
9-12th Grade
9.0% (206,638)
High School / GED
23.0% (528,075)
Some College
18.0% (413,276)
Associate's Degree
5.0% (114,799)
Bachelor's Degree
20.0% (459,196)
Master's Degree
8.0% (183,678)
Professional Degree
3.0% (68,879)
Doctorate Degree
2.0% (45,919)
Education Houston TX USA
< 9th Grade 12.0% 9.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 9.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 23.0% 25.0% 27.0%
Some College 18.0% 22.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 5.0% 7.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 20.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 8.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 3.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 2.0% 1.0% 1.0%

17 Reviews & Comments About Houston

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Not much crime. Great homes, great community. Love this city

The city is very intimate and feels like home to so many.

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Crime does seem to be slightly higher in Houston than other areas from human trafficking to constant police reports of people being robbed. However, people here are friendly and prices are reasonable.

The best things about Houston are the people and if you like interacting with diverse groups of people, Houston is a good place for you. On the flip side, the weather here is terrible with constant humidity and it takes forever to get anywhere with Houston traffic.

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Imagine a place that is both hot as h**l and as humid and wet as a rain forest. That is Houston. Now imagine you are stuck in a car in traffic for 3 hours in this weather. Welcome to the daily commute in this city. The one advantage of living here is the extremely low cost of living. You can live very well off of a low to mid paying job.

Bad: Traffic, heat, horrible roads, lack of good jobs

Good: low cost of living, cheap entertainment and plenty of things to do.

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I love the city of Houston! There's a sense of community here. The people are nice and are always willing to help each other out. The food here is also really great because there's such a variety to choose from. Houston will always be my city! #HTown

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The first time I came here i was a little girl and i fell in love! It's so diverse here, the weather is amazing compared to where I use to live.

The yearly weather. The summers are really hot, the fall is the perfect temperature. I never want it to end. Winters get cold but are doable, and spring is nice.

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Being from a small town, I always hated the thought of going to a big city. Not any more. Houston is one of those places you can walk around downtown and never get bored. The museums, zoo, restaurants and different activities keep you busy. Minute Maid Park, the home of the Houston Astros is visible right off the interstate.

Amazingly for as many people living in Houston, the downtown area is extremely clean. It makes me happy to know work that many people, they are obviously proud of their home.

The buildings and museums are my favorite things. I have been to PRIDE in Houston also. Very well organized and great event.

If you go in the summer, it is very hot. Make sure you wear sunscreen and drink plenty of fluids.

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There are lots of good restaurants in houston but most of the good ones are centered around midtown or uptown. There is not much crime unless you reside in one of the wards.

Favorite places are the shopping malls like the galleria and the outlet mall. The movie theatres here are also very good and seating is comfortable.

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Houston is a very average city. Nothing too special about it, and it's very flat, with way too many people. Traffic is a burden and crime is pretty high.

Bad things: Traffic, overpopulated, weather gets extremely hot in the summer, crime is dangerous here.

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I was born and raised, in Houston Texas. For 30 years. Just last year my Husband and I moved to Virginia, for business reasons. Texas is the most amazing place. There is no place I would rather be or live.. Most folks aren't a fan of the weather, but it's one of my favorite things about living in Texas. Living here in Virginia, you get all of the seasons, including SNOW, and long winters. In Texas, Especially Houston, its warm all year long. You can get a tan on Christmas sometimes if you wanted to. In Texas people are friendlier, nicer, more loving, and giving. Anywhere else I've been folks are not so friendly. I meet people every other day who are also living in VA, but are from Texas, and all they want is to go back. Just like my Husband and I. There's nothing like southern hospitality, and friendliness.

There are good and bad parts in Houston just like everywhere else. Im sure crime's are just the same as anywhere else. If you ever visit Texas, stop by a What-A-Burger. You can't beat it..

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Crime is same as most major cities. It is very cosmopolitan with all sorts of amazing ethnic foods. Cost of living is also pretty good given it is a major city. Lots of job opportunities

Hermann park is lovely as is Discovery Green. There are many food options here for all budgets and easily accessible. There are lot of sporting and cultural activities such as the annual rodeo etc.

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The crime rate in Houston, TX is pretty high, a high number of human trafficking. Traffic is really bad, but there are many things to do, and many places to eat.

I love the Houston museum, and keep an eye out for the Houston Rodeo, its a very great experience! I specifically love that you would never get bored, because there are so many places to explore!

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The crime rate of Houston is around 75% and its somewhat not safe to live, esp. in North and East Houston. But it's a home for more than 500 Fortune Companies where I and my friends used to work and its a great place for earning.

The NASAs space center located in Houston, Downtown Aquarium and Children's Museum are good places to be visited by Children for their passtime.

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Houston has a high crime rate, but the city is so diverse and large you can find many things to do and ways to protect yourself.

The Chase Tower in Houston was really interesting!

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The area in Houston that I live the crime level is average, not very much but it does exist. Houston has so many exciting things to do and see. You can visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science or the Downtown Aquarium or you can dine at one of our many fine eateries.

Houston is such a huge city, but every community has its charm. I love our Hermann Park and Houston Zoo area. You can visit the Miller Outdoor Theater and catch a free theatrical or musical performance under the stars. There is beautiful diversity of people in Houston, so naturally there are many different cultures and types of food to experience here.

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I love the actual place where was born and most of my relatives this is where most of my memories are where i met my favorite singer when he came to town..The place is so full of wonderful things to do.

The different place of venue The Astrodome the zoo the Coliseums all the entertainment halls are great..The Texas barbecue is the best I would say in the world and The Southern Cooking is like no other

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I live in Houston and I have not seen any shootings or heard any shooting but I cannot really say how bad the crime it's out here and cannot compare it to where I am originally from Compton California

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