Population density (sq mi)2,7853,520113
Median age33.632.734.2
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)n/a48%56%
Families w/ Kids under 1849%49%48%
Speak Englishn/a52%65%
Speak Spanishn/a38%30%

Key findings

  • The population density in Southwest is 21% lower than Houston
  • The median age in Southwest is 3% higher than Houston
  • In Southwest 38.56% of the population is White
  • In Southwest 45.40% of the population is Black
  • In Southwest 2.22% of the population is Asian

Compare Houston, TX Demographics


      Southwest population breakdown by race

      American Indian0.12%0.36%0.48%
      Native Hawaiian0.10%0.06%0.08%
      Mixed race1.55%2.01%2.50%
      Other race12.06%9.83%5.79%
      In Southwest, 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

      Southwest age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

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