Houston has a total population of 2,312,717 and 43.20% of the population own their home. 56.80% of the occupied housing units are renters within the Houston metro area. The median gross rent from 2014 - 2016 was $898. Today, the rental rate has risen 20.49% from 2016. Residents tend to be more long term with 80.10% staying in their residence for more than 1 year. For those who own a home, the median value of the house is $140,300.
The average rental rate for all rental properties within Houston is $1,082. The rental rates by bedrooms is as follows. A studio is$784, a one bedroom is $967, a two bedroom is $1,205, and for three bedrooms, the rental rate is $1,434. The average sq ft for a rental unit is 880 sq. ft. With 3 bedrooms being about on average 1,319 sq. ft.
By neighborhood, the average rental rates in Houston are as follows:
Greater Fifth Ward - $653
Golfcrest - Bellfort - Reveille - $697
Trinity - Houston Gardens - $720
Houston Suburban Heights - $720
East Little York - Homestead - $720
Acres Home - $726
Greater Hobby Area - $741
Greater Greenspoint - $751
Rushwood - $753
Pecan Park - $761
Braeburn - $761
Westwood - $763
Sharpstown - $763
Chinatown - $765
Northwest Park - $772
Taylor Acres - $789
Inverness Forest - $789
Minnetex - $794
Maple Ridge Place - $797
Granada - $797
The total population under the age of 18 is 33.10%. While those over 65 is 9.80%. Women make up 49.90%, while men make up the remaining 50.10%.
58.30% of the population is White, 44.30% is Latino and 22.80% African American.
21.90% of the population in Houston is considered to be at the poverty level. The education level is rather high with 77.40% with a high school degree or higher. The median annual household salary for Houston is $47,010 with 51.56% of all businesses within the city being owned by men, while 39.49% are owned by women and 59.79% of businesses are minority owned.
Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and the largest city in the state of Texas. As of the 2008 census, Houston had a population of 2.3 million. The Houston Houston Sugar Land Baytown metropolitan area is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with a population of 5.9 million. Houston was founded on August 30, 1836 and was incorporated on June 5, 1837. Houston was named after then President of the Republic of Texas, former General Sam Houston, who had commanded at the Battle of San Jacinto. Houston's climate is classified as humid subtropical. Spring thunderstorms sometimes bring tornados to the area. During the summer months, it is common for the temperature to reach over 90 degrees, with an average of 99 days per year above 90 degrees The humidity in Houston also results in a heat index higher than the actual temperature. Winters in Houston are fairly temperate. The average high in January, the coldest month, is 63 degrees, while the average low is 41 degrees. Snowfall is generally rare.
Home to 18 Fortune 500 companies and more than 5,000 energy related firms, Houston is considered by many as the Energy Capital of the world. Companies headquartered in Houston include Halliburton, ConocoPhillips, Marathon Oil Corp and Dynegy. The Port of Houston ranks as the nation's largest port in international tonnage and second in total tonnage. One thing to remember when you are looking for houses for rent in Houston and apartments for rent in Houston is that Houston has the most affordable housing of 10 most populated metropolitan areas; Houston housing costs are 39 percent below the average of 26 U.S. urban populations of more than 1.5 million. rentbits is a great place to find affordable housing in Houston.
Houston is a diverse city with a large and growing international community. The metropolitan area is home to an estimated 1.1 million (21.4 percent) residents who were born outside the United States, with nearly two thirds of the area's foreign born population from south of the United States Mexico border. Additionally, more than one in five foreign born residents are from Asia. Houston has more than 500 cultural, visual and performing arts organizations, 90 of which are devoted to multicultural and minority arts. An interesting fact: More than 90 languages are spoken throughout the Houston area. Houston has a Theater District second only to New York City in terms of a concentration of seats in a single geographic area. Located downtown, the 17 block Theater District is home to eight performing arts organizations with more than 12,000 seats. Houston offers a wide variety of dining opportunities, and, as a result, Houstonians eat out more than residents of any other city. Houston has more than 11,000 restaurants. Houston is home to 337 parks including Hermann Park, which houses the Houston Zoo and the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Terry Hershey Park, Lake Houston Park, Memorial Park, Tranquility Park, Sesquicentennial Park, Discovery Green and Sam Houston Park. Are you looking for apartments for rent in Houston Heights? Use rentbits for all of your rental searches!
Houston is home to many professional sports teams, including: the Houston Rockets (National Basketball Association), Houston Texans (National Football League), the Houston Astros (National League Baseball).
Of the 10 most populous U.S. cities, Houston has the most total area of parks and green space, 56,405 acres. The city also has over 200 additional green spaces, totaling over 19,600 acres that are managed by the city, including the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center.
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