Houston, TX
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Living in Houston


Houston is an enormous city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,320,268 people and 605 constituent neighborhoods, Houston is the largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Houston is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Houston is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Houston who work in sales jobs (10.25%), office and administrative support (9.55%), and management occupations (8.85%).

Also of interest is that Houston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing noticeable about Houston, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Houston is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Houston a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Houston is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.

One important feature of Houston is that it is one of the most car-oriented large cities in the country. In fact, 80.89% of people commute to and from work every day by private automobile, eschewing alternative forms of transportation, which are not widely available in Houston anyway. So, if you like to drive, Houston is the city for you! The landscape around Houston reflects this: wide streets, parking lots, plenty of highways, malls, and shopping centers are what you'll find.

In terms of college education, Houston is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.89% of adults in Houston have a college degree.

The per capita income in Houston in 2018 was $32,521, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,084 for a family of four. However, Houston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Houston is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Houston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Houston, accounting for 44.96% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Houston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Houston include German, English, Irish, French, and Italian.

In addition, Houston has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.33%).

The most common language spoken in Houston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.