Houston Harris County, Texas

Houston: County seat of Harris County, Texas; fourth largest city in the United States by population

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Location of Houston on Texas map.

About

Houston is a city located in the county of Harris in the U.S. state of Texas. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,099,451 and a population density of 1,217 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 2,320,268 inhabitants.

The city was created 185 years ago in 1836.

Geography

Houston is located at 29°45'48"N 95°21'48"W (29.7632800, -95.3632700).

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Houston montage

Weather

Houston forecast: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Chance of precipitation is 40%. more

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Houston Quick Facts

Population : 2,320,268 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Texas (United States)
County : Harris County
Instagram username : houstoncity
Twitter username : HoustonTX
Postal code : 77200–77299, 77000–77099
Phone Area Codes : 713, 281, 832
Area : 1724.54 km2
Legislative body : Houston City Council
Named for : Sam Houston
Altitude : 43 feet / 13 meters
Capital city : Houston is capital of Harris County
Establishment : August 08, 1836 (185 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−06:00, UTC−05:00, Central Time Zone
Local time : 09:53:11 (5th August 2021)
Density : 1,345 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 9.52% (2010-2019)
Weather : 92℉ Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather

  • Sylvester Turner , 2016-01-02T00:00:00Z
  • Annise Parker , 2 January, 2016 2010-01-02T00:00:00Z

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Demographics

The population of Houston increased by 9.52% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,099,451 - census
2011 2,126,032 1.25% estimation process
2012 2,161,593 1.65% estimation process
2013 2,199,391 1.72% estimation process
2014 2,241,826 1.89% estimation process
2015 2,286,908 1.97% estimation process
2016 2,309,544 0.98% estimation process
2017 2,316,750 0.31% estimation process
2018 2,318,573 0.08% estimation process
2019 2,320,268 0.07% estimation process

Houston zip code is 77002. County name: Harris, County fips: 48201

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People born in Houston (200)

People born in Houston, including actor Tony Oller, entrepreneur Matt Mullenweg, actress and singer Hilary Duff, you can see a list of people who born in Houston.

Schools

College & universities near Houston

Code Name City ZIP
225432 University of Houston-Downtown Houston (TX) 77002-1014
228194 South Texas College of Law Houston Houston (TX) 77002
225423 Houston Community College Houston (TX) 77002
227863 University of St Thomas Houston (TX) 77006-4696
225511 University of Houston Houston (TX) 77204-2018

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Houston

Code Name Address Type
HOS Houston 902 Washington Ave. RAIL
HOG Houston, TX 2121 Main Street BUS
PVW Prairie View, TX 44814 US Highway 290 Business \r\n BUS
GLS Galveston (Texas Eagle Bus), Texas 25th St. and Strand St. BUS

Other places with the same name (8)

Other cities in Harris County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Harris County , TX. (more)

City Name Population Title
Pasadena 151,227 City in Los Angeles County, California, United States
Alief 98,725
Baytown 77,192 City in Harris County, Texas, United States
Atascocita 65,844 Census designated place
Spring 54,298 Census-designated place in Harris County, Texas, United States
Cypress 46,025
Channelview 38,289 Census designated place
La Porte 34,976 City in LaPorte County, Indiana, United States of America
Deer Park 33,474 City in Harris County, Texas, United States
Cloverleaf 22,942 Census designated place
Katy 21,729 City in Texas, United States; within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area
Bellaire 18,971 Village in Belmont County, Ohio, United States
Brownwood 18,455 City in Texas, United States of America
South Houston 17,438 City in Harris County, Texas, United States
Aldine 15,869 Census designated place
Humble 15,824 City in Texas

Distance to Other Cities

Houston distances to largest Texas cities

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