Houston, Texas 

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Population

2,316,120

+9.6% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

8.0%

Median Income

$45,728

Median Home Price

$220,000

Median Age

32.9

Comfort Index (Climate)

2.0 / 8.2

summer / winter


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Best Places to Live in Houston, Texas

Large city complex - Southeast Texas, 50 miles inland from the Gulf Coast. April, October and March are the most pleasant months in Houston, while July and August are the least comfortable months.
Zip Codes: 77449, 77084, 77429, 77379, 77036, 77433, 77095, 77072, 77077, 77088, 101 total
Cost of Living: -4.5% lower
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 108 ft above sea level

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Houston, Tx Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Pros
Diverse economy
Entertainment
Cost of living
Cons
Growth and sprawl
Hot, humid summers
Unattractive setting

What Bert Has To Say About Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metro Area

The rapidly growing Houston area continues to rank the fourth largest metro area in the United States behind New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Not only is the population huge, but the area includes 10 counties covering some 900 square miles and spreads some 50 miles in each direction.


Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Houston is 8.0% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Houston jobs have increased by 3.2%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Houston's cost of living is 4.5% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Houston's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
April, October and March are the most pleasant months in Houston, while July and August are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Harris county remained strongly Democratic, 55.9% to 42.7%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Houston's population is 2,316,120 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 9.6%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 27.0 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Houston is Real Estate: $220,000. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.6%.

SCHOOLS
Houston public schools spend $10,310 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 18.7 students per teacher in Houston. More Education



Best Places to Live in Houston Rankings


Housing Market in Houston

It's a good time to buy in Houston. Home Appreciation is up 12.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Houston is $220,000.
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Reviews for Houston   373 Reviews
The real Houston - 8/20/2022
I moved to Houston from the San Francisco Bay area in 1991 after college but I have always had family here. Houston is not what you think of when you think of Texas... Read More

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Not a great place - 7/19/2022
There's definitely lots of jobs/economic opportunity. It's quite racially diverse if that's your thing. Houston has awful urban sprawl. Expect awful traffic. Hot as hell... Read More

Not a great place - 7/19/2022
There's definitely lots of jobs/economic opportunity. It's quite racially diverse if that's your thing. Houston has awful urban sprawl. Expect awful traffic. Hot as hell... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN HOUSTON, TEXAS
77449, 77084, 77429, 77379, 77036, 77433, 77095, 77072, 77077, 77088, 101 total

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