Houston, TX Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 1,953,631. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,016,582 (+3.2% change)
Males: 975,551 (49.9%), Females: 978,080 (50.1%)

The city of Houston is located in Harris County, Texas. See Countryaah.com for alphabetical list of all cities in Texas, including top 10 cities by population and area of Texas.

Zip codes: 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, 77011, 77012, 77013, 77014, 77015, 77016, 77017, 77018, 77019, 77020, 77021, 77022, 77023, 77024, 77025, 77026, 77027, 77028, 77029, 77030, 77031, 77032, 77033, 77034, 77035, 77036, 77037, 77038, 77039, 77040, 77041, 77042, 77043, 77044, 77045, 77046, 77047, 77048, 77049, 77050, 77051, 77053, 77054, 77055, 77056, 77057, 77058, 77059, 77060, 77061, 77062, 77063, 77064, 77065, 77066, 77067, 77068, 77069, 77070, 77071, 77072, 77073, 77074, 77075, 77076, 77077, 77078, 77079, 77080, 77081, 77082, 77083, 77084, 77085, 77086, 77087, 77088, 77089, 77090, 77091, 77092, 77093, 77094, 77095, 77096, 77098, 77099.

Median resident age: 30.9 years
Median household income: $36,616
Median house value: $79,300

Races in Houston:

  • Hispanic (37.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (30.8%)
  • Black (25.3%)
  • Other race (16.5%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • Vietnamese (1.7%)
  • Chinese (1.2%)
  • Asian Indian (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (6.1%), English (5.0%), Irish (4.3%), United States (3.7%), French (1.9%), Italian (1.6%).

Land area: 579.4 square miles

Map of Houston, TX

Population

For population 25 years and over in Houston

  • High school or higher: 70.4%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 27.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Houston city

  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

26.4% Foreign born (19.4% Latin America, 4.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +246,383 (+14.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers in Houston:

  • BAYOU CITY MEDICAL CENTER (6700 BELLAIRE)
  • BEACON HEALTH WESTCHASE (2929 WOODLAND PARK DRIVE)
  • BELLAIRE MEDICAL CENTER (5314 DASHWOOD)
  • CHRISTUS ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL (1919 LABRANCH)
  • COLUMBIA E HOUSTON MED CTR E LOOP CAMP (13111 EAST FREEWAY)
  • COLUMBIA SPRING BRANCH MEDICAL CENTER (8850 LONG POINT ROAD PO BOX 55227)
  • CYPRESS CREEK HOSPITAL INC (17750 CALI DRIVE)
  • CYPRESS FAIRBANKS MED CTR HOSPITAL (10655 STEEPLETOP DRIVE)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL TIDWELL (510 W TIDWELL)
  • DUBUIS HOSPITAL OF HOUSTON (1919 LABRANCH)
  • HARRIS COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT (1504 TAUB LOOP)
  • HARRIS CTY PSYCHIATRIC CTR (2800 MACGREGOR WAY)
  • HEALTHSOUTH HOSP FOR SPECIALIZED SURGE (5445 LABRANCH STREET)
  • HEALTHSOUTH REHABILITATION INSTITUTE (17506 RED OAK DRIVE)
  • HERMANN HOSPITAL (6411 FANNIN)
  • HOUSTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (2807 LITTLE YORK RD)
  • HOUSTON NORTHWEST MEDICAL CENTER (710 FM 1960 WEST)
  • IHS HOSP AT HOUSTON (6160 S LOOP EAST)
  • INSTUTUTE FOR REHAB & RESEARCH,THE (1333 MOURSUND AVE)
  • INTRACARE MEDICAL CTR (7601 FANNIN)
  • INTRACARE NORTH HOSPITAL (1120 CYPRESS STATION DR)
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL-HOUSTON (6441 MAIN ST)
  • MEMORIAL HERMANN CONTINUING CARE HOSPI (3034 N GESSNER)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL MEMORIAL CITY (920 FROSTWOOD DR)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SYSTEM (7737 SOUTHWEST FREEWAY SUITE 200)
  • METHODIST HOSPITAL,THE (6565 FANNIN)
  • METHODIST WILLOWBROOK HOSPITAL (18220 TOMBALL PARKWAY)
  • PARK PLAZA HOSPITAL (1313 HERMANN DR)
  • PLAZA SPECIALTY HOSP (1300 BINZ)
  • RIVERSIDE GENERAL HOSPITAL (3204 ENNIS ST)
  • SCCI HOSPITAL HOUSTON CENTRAL (105 DREW)
  • SELECT SPECIALTY HOSPITAL-HOUSTON HEIG (1917 ASHLAND)
  • SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF HOUSTON (5556 GASMER)
  • ST LUKES EPISCOPAL HOSPITAL (6720 BERTNER)
  • TEXAS CHILDRENS HOSP (6621 FANNIN STREET)
  • TEXAS ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL (7401 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • TOPS SURGICAL SPECIALTY HOSPITAL (17080 RED OAK DR BOX 73409)
  • TRIUMPH HOSPITAL OF NORTH HOUSTON (233 WEST PARKER ROAD)
  • UNIV OF TX M D ANDERSON CANCER CTR,THE (1515 HOLCOMBE BLVD)
  • VENCOR HOSPITAL HOUSTON NORTHWEST (11297 FALLBROOK)
  • WEST HOUSTON MEDICAL CENTER (12141 RICHMOND AVE)
  • WEST OAKS HOSPITAL INC (6500 HORNWOOD)
  • WOMANS HOSPITAL OF TEXAS,THE (7600 FANNIN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Houston:

  • WILLIAM P HOBBY (about 13 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: HOU)
  • GEORGE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL ARPT/HOUSTON (about 15 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: IAH)
  • ELLINGTON FIELD (about 20 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: EFD)

Other public-use airports nearest to Houston:

  • SKYWAY MANOR (about 16 miles; PEARLAND, TX; Abbreviation: T79)
  • FLYIN’ B (about 16 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: 39R)
  • HOUSTON-SOUTHWEST (about 19 miles; HOUSTON, TX; Abbreviation: AXH)
Amtrak station:
HOUSTON (902 WASHINGTON AVE.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

 

Biggest Colleges/Universities in Houston:

  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-UNIVERSITY PARK (Full-time enrollment: 25,479; Location: 4800 CALHOUN; Public; Website: www.uh.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM (Full-time enrollment: 21,140; Location: 3100 Main Street P.O. Box 667517; Public; Website: www.hccs.cc.tx.us)
  • NORTH HARRIS MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT (Full-time enrollment: 13,933; Location: 250 N SAM HOUSTON PKY E STE 300; Public; Website: www.nhmccd.edu)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-DOWNTOWN (Full-time enrollment: 6,236; Location: 1 MAIN ST; Public; Website: www.uhd.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 5,808; Location: 3100 CLEBURNE ST; Public; Website: www.tsu.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON-CLEAR LAKE (Full-time enrollment: 4,735; Location: 2700 BAY AREA BLVD; Public; Website: www.cl.uh.edu/; Offers Master’s degree)
  • RICE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 4,158; Location: 6100 S MAIN; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.rice.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 3,513; Location: 13735 BEAMER RD; Public; Website: www.sjcd.cc.tx.us)
  • SAN JACINTO COLLEGE-NORTH CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 2,819; Location: 5800 UVALDE; Public; Website: www.sjcd.cc.tx.us)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER (Full-time enrollment: 2,595; Location: PO BOX 20036; Public; Website: www.uth.tmc.edu/; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • UNIVERSITY OF ST THOMAS (Full-time enrollment: 2,541; Location: 3800 MONTROSE BLVD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.stthom.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,273; Location: 7502 FONDREN RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.hbu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
  • UNIVERSAL TECHNICAL INSTITUTE INC (Full-time enrollment: 1,625; Location: 721 LOCKHAVEN DR; Private, for-profit; Website: uticorp.com)
  • BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE (Full-time enrollment: 1,192; Location: ONE BAYLOR PLAZA; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.bcm.tmc.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
  • SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE OF LAW (Full-time enrollment: 1,062; Location: 1303 SAN JACINTO ST; Private, not-for-profit; Website: WWW.STCL.EDU)
  • ART INSTITUTE OF HOUSTON (Full-time enrollment: 551; Location: 1900 YORKTOWN; Private, for-profit; Website: www.aih.aii.edu)
  • ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 538; Location: 2950 S GESSNER; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE (Full-time enrollment: 457; Location: 15621 BLUE ASH DR STE 160; Private, for-profit; Website: www.itt-tech.edu)
  • TEXAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS-SOUTHWEST INC (Full-time enrollment: 453; Location: 6363 RICHMOND STE 300; Private, for-profit; Website: www.tsb.edu)
  • ULTRASOUND DIAGNOSTIC SCHOOL (Full-time enrollment: 429; Location: 10500 Forum Place Dr. , Suite 200; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.UDSEDUCATION.COM)

Biggest public high schools in Houston:

  • WESTFIELD H S (Students: 4,112; Location: 16713 ELLA BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • ELSIK H S (Students: 4,079; Location: 12601 HIGH STAR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • HASTINGS H S (Students: 4,068; Location: 4410 COOK RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CLEAR LAKE H S (Students: 3,474; Location: 2929 BAY AREA BLVD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • MAYDE CREEK H S (Students: 3,397; Location: 19202 GROSCHKE RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LAMAR H S (Students: 3,292; Location: 3325 WESTHEIMER RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • KLEIN FOREST H S (Students: 3,234; Location: 11400 MISTY VLY; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LANGHAM CREEK H S (Students: 3,189; Location: 17610 FM 529; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • CYPRESS FALLS H S (Students: 3,166; Location: 9811 HUFFMEISTER RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • JERSEY VILLAGE H S (Students: 3,072; Location: 7600 SOLOMON ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Biggest private high schools in Houston:

  • KINKAID (Students: 1,289; Location: 201 KINKAID SCHOOL DR; Grades: PK – 12)
  • THE AWTY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL (Students: 956; Location: 7455 AWTY SCHOOL LANE; Grades: PK – 12)
  • NORTHLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 825; Location: 4363 SYLVANFEILD; Grades: PK – 12)
  • STRAKE JESUIT COLLEGE PREP (Students: 742; Location: 8900 BELLAIRE BLVD; Grades: 9 – 12; Boys only)
  • ST AGNES ACADEMY SCHOOL (Students: 732; Location: 9000 BELLAIRE BLVD; Grades: 9 – 12; Girls only)
  • ST THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL SCHOOL (Students: 717; Location: PO BOX 35096; Grades: KG – 12)
  • ST PIUS X HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 670; Location: 811 DONOVAN STREET; Grades: 9 – 12)
  • SWEETWATER CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 645; Location: 8600 SWEETWATER; Grades: KG – 12)
  • DUCHESNE ACADEMY (Students: 636; Location: 10202 MEMORIAL DR; Grades: PK – 12; Girls only)
  • HOUSTON SCHOOL FOR ACCELERATED (Students: 618; Location: 7055 BEECHNUT; Grades: 5 – 12)

Biggest public primary/middle schools in Houston:

  • NORTH SHORE H S (Students: 2,123; Location: 13501 HOLLY PARK; Grades: 09 – 11)
  • PERSHING MIDDLE (Students: 1,691; Location: 7000 BRAES BLVD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • YOUNG LEARNERS (Students: 1,611; Location: 3333 BERING DR,STE 200; Grades: PK – PK)
  • DOWLING MIDDLE (Students: 1,589; Location: 14000 STANCLIFF ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • ENERGIZED FOR EXCELLENCE ACADEMY (Students: 1,570; Location: 6201 BISSONNET; Grades: PK – 05)
  • ARAGON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,552; Location: 16823 WEST RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • LONG MIDDLE (Students: 1,539; Location: 6501 BELLAIRE BLVD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HARTMAN MIDDLE (Students: 1,495; Location: 7111 WESTOVER; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • WATKINS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,482; Location: 4800 CAIRNVILLAGE ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • COOK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 1,446; Location: 9111 WHEATLAND DR; Grades: 06 – 08)

Biggest private primary/middle schools in Houston:

  • THE VILLAGE SCHOOL (Students: 752; Location: 13077 WESTELLA; Grades: PK – 8)
  • RIVER OAKS BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 734; Location: 2300 WILLOWICK RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • GRACE SCHOOL (Students: 713; Location: 10219 ELLA LEE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST FRANCIS EPISCOPAL DAY SCH (Students: 706; Location: 335 PINEY POINT RD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST THOMAS MORE PARISH SCHOOL (Students: 648; Location: 5927 WIGTON; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ANNUNCIATION ORTHODOX SCHOOL (Students: 634; Location: 3600 YOAKUM; Grades: PK – 8)
  • JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 616; Location: 1400 PARKWAY PLAZA DR; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST MARK LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 565; Location: 1515 HILLENDAHL BLVD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST FRANCIS DE SALES SCHOOL (Students: 514; Location: 8100 ROOS ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • ST. MICHAEL CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 501; Location: 1833 SAGE ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Libraries in Houston:

  • HOUSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $36,806,321; Location: 500 MCKINNEY ST; 2,615,959 books; 163,310 audio materials; 84,543 video materials; 15,677 serial subscriptions)
  • HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $14,552,466; Location: 8080 EL RIO ST; 1,240,577 books; 36,918 audio materials; 34,794 video materials; 2,994 serial subscriptions)