StatisticHoustonTexasNational
Population2,240,58228,995,881328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)3,52011391
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%

Key findings

  • The population density in Houston is 3015% 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
  • In Houston 6.66% of the population is Asian

Compare Houston, TX Demographics

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      Houston population breakdown by race

      RaceHoustonTexasNational
      White58.27%74.84%73.35%
      Black22.82%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.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Houston age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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