Houston, Texas 

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Population

2,296,220

41% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.9%

Median Income

$45,728

Avg. Home Price

$175,700

Best Places to Live in Houston, Texas

Large city complex - Southeast Texas, 50 miles inland from the Gulf Coast
Pros
-Diverse economy
-Entertainment
-Cost of living
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Hot, humid summers
-Unattractive setting

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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.


QUICK FACTS

City: Houston
Zip Codes: 77084, 77449, 77429, 77036, 77379, 77095, 77433, 77072, 77088, 77077, 101 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 108 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Houston is 4.9% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Houston jobs have increased by 0.79%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Houston's cost of living is 2.30% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Houston's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Houston's population is 2,296,220 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 40.83%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Houston is $175,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.94%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Houston

It's a good time to buy in Houston. Home Appreciation is up 5.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Houston Real Estate.

The median home price in Houston is $175,700. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Houston   343 Reviews
GET. ME. OUTTA. HERE. - 8/11/2018
I’ve lived in several major cities and Houston is by far the worst. It feels like an overgrown suburb. Poor design. Hard to commute via bicycle, public transit, or... Read More

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Its actually not too bad - 7/31/2018
I love this place. World class museums, renowned symphony and theater, a food scene the world is finally starting to take notice of. Plus great local music, excellent... Read More

Way too hot. - 7/28/2018
I moved her 6 years ago for a job. I lived in Seattle for 13 yrs, and before that was raised in northern California. If beautiful surroundings mean anything to you, you... Read More


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