A Brief Look at Houston, TX Demographics

Population and households

As of 2015 and 2016, the total population in the city of Houston, Texas has reached 2,099,451. The number of families residing within the city is 782,643. Here is the breakdown of household types and how much of the population it comprises:

  • Family led homes – 481,570
  • Husband-wife family – 305,088
  • Other family – 176,482
  • Male led with no wife present – 49,474
  • Female led with no husband present – 127,008
  • Non-family homes _301,073
  • Living alone – 242,380
  • Population not living alone – 58,693

Race and Ethnicity

Because of its renowned academic institutions and strong industries in the biomedical, aerospace, energy, and manufacturing field, it became home to a diverse collection of races and ethnic origins.

  • White – 1,060,491
  • Hispanic or Latino – 919,668
  • Black or African American – 498,466
  • Asian – 126,378
  • Two or More Races – 68,530
  • American Indian – 14,997
  • Three or more races – 3,385
  • Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander – 1,153
  • Native Hawaiian – 241
  • Some Other Race – 329,436

Gender

Here is a breakdown of the population of males and females in the Houston area, and their ethnicity as well:

Male Population – 1,053,517

  • White – 538,656
  • Hispanic or Latino – 479,783
  • Black or African American – 233,768
  • Some Other Race – 174,242
  • Asian – 62,909
  • Two or More Races – 35,189
  • American Indian – 8,164
  • Three or more races – 1,621
  • Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander – 589
  • Native Hawaiian – 111

Female Population – 1,045,934

  • White – 521,835
  • Hispanic or Latino – 439,885
  • Black or African American – 264,698
  • Some Other Race – 155,194
  • Asian – 63,469
  • Two or More Races – 33,341
  • American Indian – 6,833
  • Three or more races – 1,764
  • Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander – 564
  • Native Hawaiian – 130

Religion

As per the studies made in 2014 by the Pew Research Center, majority of the population in Houston, TX consists of Christians. 50% of this number attend various Protestant-based churches and around 19% are Roman Catholics. There is a 20% population that did not claim any affiliation with any religion or church. Around 7% follow various religious beliefs, such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Budaism.

Language

  • English Only – 938,123
  • Spanish & Spanish Creole – 679,292
  • Vietnamese – 26,125
  • Chinese – 24,234
  • African indigenous languages – 11,603
  • Urdu of Pakistan – 10,669

Related Pages:

Houston History
Houston Geography & Climate
Houston Culture
Houston Economy
Houston Sports
Things to See and Do in Houston