Houston is an enormous city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 2,145,146 people and 605 constituent neighborhoods, Houston is the largest community in Texas.
Houston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Houston is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Houston who work in office and administrative support (13.48%), sales jobs (11.02%) and management occupations (7.71%).
Houston, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Houston are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.
Houston Information and Demographics
In terms of college education, Houston is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.21% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Houston in 2010 was $25,927, which is upper middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,708 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. The greatest number of Houston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Houston also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 43.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Houston include German, English and Irish.
In addition, Houston has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.31%).
The most common language spoken in Houston is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
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Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) represents the current U.S. defined sampling area or region for reporting data to various local and state governments. MSAs may cross
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The rent-to-mortgage payment ratio uses the adjusted market rent against a 100% loan-to-value mortgage (30-year fixed) for the median price home using MLS sales statistics. A ratio of 1.0 means that annual rent is equivalent to annual mortgage payments. Values less than 1.0 indicate rents are cheaper, and values greater than 1.0 mean mortgage payments are cheaper. (Note: taxes are not considered here.)
The rent-to-mortgage payment ratio for Houston was 1.08 in December 2012.
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