StatisticNorthwestHoustonTexas
Population138,8322,240,58228,995,881
Population density (sq mi)3,9353,520113
Median age36.332.734.2
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a48%56%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%49%48%
Speak Englishn/a52%65%
Speak Spanishn/a38%30%

Key findings

  • The population density in Northwest is 12% higher than Houston
  • The median age in Northwest is 11% higher than Houston
  • In Northwest 55.37% of the population is White
  • In Northwest 30.50% of the population is Black
  • In Northwest 1.84% of the population is Asian

Compare Houston, TX Demographics

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      Northwest population breakdown by race

      RaceNorthwestHoustonTexas
      White55.37%58.27%74.84%
      Black30.50%22.82%11.95%
      Asian1.84%6.66%4.36%
      American Indian0.15%0.36%0.48%
      Native Hawaiian0.05%0.06%0.08%
      Mixed race1.79%2.01%2.50%
      Other race10.30%9.83%5.79%
      In Northwest, 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

      Northwest age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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