Demographic Data

The City of Houston’s population is *2,349,993
The land of area of Houston is 669 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: Planning and Development, as of January 1, 2018

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 DemographicsSocial, 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 bi-weekly basis.




Demographic Information

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

xls = Excel file

Data by Super Neighborhood Geographic Boundary

2015 American Community Survey


2015 Super Neighborhoods Profiles

2012 American Community Survey


2011 American Community Survey


2010 Race/Ethnicity by Super Neighborhoods


2000 Super Neighborhood Data

Data by Council District Geographic Boundary

2015 Council District Profiles


2015 Council District Demographic Tables


2013 American Community Survey Data


2012 American Community Survey Data


Council District Compilation Data



Council District Maps by Zip codes

Data by Block Group Geographic Boundary

2012 American Community Survey Data








2011 American Community Survey Data


2011 American Community Survey Data Maps


2010 Race/Ethnicity by Super Neighborhoods


2000 Super Neighborhood Compilation Data

Data by Residential Building Permit

2016 Citywide Permits


2016 Council District Maps


Residential Permits 2005-2016


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


Data by Other Criteria

2017 Employment and Unemployment Data


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