Houston demographics profile

StatisticHoustonMississippiNational
Population3,5472,989,192318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)4816291
Median age32.036.737.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%54%55%
Speak English84%96%79%
Speak Spanish14%2%13%
Houston, MS has a population of 3,547 and is the 7,982nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 481 per sq mi which is 680% higher than the Mississippi average and 431% higher than the national average. The median age in Houston is 32 which is approximately 13% lower than the Mississippi average of 37. In Houston, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 84% speak English and 14% speak Spanish. 83% of Houston residents were born in Mississippi, 6% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 11% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Houston is 680% higher than Mississippi.
  • The median age in Houston is 13% lower than Mississippi.
  • In Houston 53.14% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Houston 42.82% of the population is African American.
  • In Houston 2.54% of the population is Asian.

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Houston population breakdown by race

RaceHoustonMississippiNational
Caucasian53.14%59.01%73.35%
African American42.82%37.51%12.63%
Asian2.54%0.96%5.22%
American Indian0.00%0.44%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.02%0.18%
Mixed race0.20%1.18%3.06%
Other race1.30%0.88%4.75%
In Houston, 16.8% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Houston age breakdown

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Source: The Houston, MS demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).