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Houston's Livability

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  • C-
    Affordability
  • B
    Housing
  • C
    Job Market
  • A+
    Diversity
  • C
    Crime
  • B-
    Commute
  • D+
    Education
  • B+
    Weather
  • A+
    Amenities

About Houston, TX

Houston, TX is located in Harris County in the state of Texas.

The total City Population for Houston is about 2,293,290 with about 1,395 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 5,650,910.

The Average Home Value is $205,913, which is roughly 31% higher than the Average Home Value of $141,607 for the state of Texas, and roughly 8% higher than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $56,019, which is roughly 0% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $56,007 for the state of Texas, and roughly 3% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Houston Population 2,293,290
Average Home Value $205,913
Median Household Income $56,019
Median Age 33.7
Unemployment Rate 6.5%
Politics 55.96% Democratic

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 1.63
Male Population Estimate: 49.8%
Female Population Estimate: 50.2%
Median Age: 33.7
Male Median Age: 19.8
Female Median Age: 20.7

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:46.8%
Hispanic:44.5%
Black:22.6%
Other:12.5%
Asian:6.8%
Indian:0.5%
Hawaiian:0.1%

Voting

Harris County voted Democratic in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
John Cornyn
U.S. Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
Ted Cruz
U.S. Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
Greg Abbott
State governor
Greg Abbott
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Democratic: 55.96%
Republican: 42.7%
Libertarian: 1.03%
Green: 0.31%
Other: 0%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Houston specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Harris County: About 8.72663 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Harris County: About 730.395 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Harris County is about 55% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 61% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Houston is about 6.5%.

Texas is ranked #47 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 17.01 out of 100.

47th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 13.36

The average living wage for the state of Texas is $30.75/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Texas a minimum wage score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Texas a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Texas is $150.80, resulting in a UI benefit score of 10.49 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Texas does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Texas does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Texas does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Texas does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Texas does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Texas does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Texas does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Texas does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Texas does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Texas does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Texas does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Texas does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Texas does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Texas does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Texas does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Texas does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Texas does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
X Texas does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
X Texas does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Texas does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

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Longitude: -95.388500
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 53.9 ft.
Area Code(s): 281, 346, 713, 832