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

*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.








Demographic Information

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

xls = Excel file

Data by Residential Building Permit

Single Family permits 2014-2019:
Note, all of these files are Excel.


Multi-family permits 2014-2019:
Note, all of these files are Excel.


Demolition permits 2014-2019:
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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