Houston Demographics

Population

2,145,146 Houston city residents (4th largest city in the U.S.)
4,177,646 Houston metro area residents (ranks 10th in the U.S.)

Race and Ethnicity

White – 28%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) – 44%
Black – 23%
Asian/Pacific islander – 5%

Age Distribution

Under 19 – 26%
20 to 24 – 12%
25 to 44 – 34%
45 to 54 – 12%
55 to 74 – 12%
75 and over – 4%

Marital and Family Status

Single – 32%
Married – 52%
Divorced/Widowed – 16%
Households with children under 18 – 30%

Education Attained (Age 25+)

Less than high school – 24%
High School graduate – 86%
Bachelors Degree – 18%
Graduate Degree – 9%

Note:

Education level does not sum to 100% because Bachelors and Graduate degree holders are included in the total of High School graduates.

Income

Houston city per capita: $26,849
Houston city median: $44,124
Houston metro area median: $51,353

Source of Data:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census