Houston demographics profile

StatisticHoustonTexasNational
Population2,240,58226,956,435318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)3,5209791
Median age32.734.237.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)48%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1849%48%43%
Speak English52%65%79%
Speak Spanish38%30%13%
Houston, TX has a population of 2,240,582 and is the 4th largest city in the United States. The population density is 3,520 per sq mi which is 3531% higher than the Texas average and 3785% higher than the national average. The median age in Houston is 33 which is approximately 4% lower than the Texas average of 34. In Houston, 48% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 52% speak English and 38% speak Spanish. 52% of Houston residents were born in Texas, 18% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 29% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Houston is 3531% higher than Texas.
  • The median age in Houston is 4% lower than Texas.
  • In Houston 58.27% of the population is White.
  • In Houston 22.82% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Houston 6.66% of the population is Asian.

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Houston population breakdown by race

RaceHoustonTexasNational
White58.27%74.84%73.35%
Black or African American22.82%11.95%12.63%
Asian6.66%4.36%5.22%
American Indian0.36%0.48%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.06%0.08%0.18%
Mixed race2.01%2.50%3.06%
Other race9.83%5.79%4.75%
In Houston, 44.3% 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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Source: The Houston, TX demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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