Demographic Data

The City of Houston’s Population is 2,304,580*
The land of area of Houston is 671 square miles

The Planning and Development Department uses information from the U.S. Census Bureau along with other agencies to develop demographic data and estimates for the City as well as City Council Districts and City Super Neighborhoods. Demographic data includes, but is not limited to: population, housing, household, income and other social characteristics. Please see official demographic descriptions for further details. For more information, please contact Bala Balachandran at Bala.Balachandran@houstontx.gov.

*Source: U.S. Census Bureau; 2020 Census (PL 94-171) August 2021

Letter from U.S. Census Bureau - Revised 2010 Census Population and Housing Count

How We Compare

CoH InfographicsView the infographics that illustrate how Houston compares with the ten largest cities in the U.S. in terms of Demographics, Social, Economic and Housing characteristics.


Demographic Updates

Demographic UpdatesInteresting Demographic Trends/changes are happening on an ongoing basis in the Houston area. The Planning Department analyzes, compares and releases data/information related population, income, education, language, and housing, and related characteristics on a periodic basis.



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Demographic Information

Note: All data are in PDF format, unless otherwise indicated.

xls = Excel file


  • Housing Units 2010

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  • Ten Most Populous Metros in the US from 2010 to 2020

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  • Ten Most Populous Metros in the US Numerical Change from 2010 to 2020

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  • Auto-centric suburban style development

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  • Housing Units

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  • Ten Most Populous Cities in the US Percentage Change Census 2020

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  • Ten Most Populous Cities in the US Numerical Change Census 2020

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Data by Residential Building Permit

Single Family permits 2014-2020:
Note, all of these files are Excel.

 

Multi-family permits 2014-2020:
Note, all of these files are Excel.

 

Demolition permits 2014-2020:
Note, all of these files are Excel.

 

2018 Citywide Permits

 

2018 Residential Building Permit Maps

 

Residential Permits 2005-2017

2017 Citywide Permits

 

2017 Council District Maps

 

2016 Citywide Permits

 

2016 Council District Maps

 

2015 Citywide Permits

 

2015 Council District Maps

 

2014 Citywide Permits

 

2014 Council District Maps

 

2014 Citywide Permits

 

2013 Citywide Permits

 

2013 Council District Maps

 

2013 Citywide Permits

 

2012 Citywide Permits

 

2012 Council District Maps

 

2011 Citywide Permits

 

2011 Council District Maps

 


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