A large city in Texas, Houston has approximately 2.3 million residents. It's a great place to raise a family, as children under 5 account for a larger portion of the population here (8%) than nationally (6%), though young professionals outpace national averages as well. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just under 35, skew younger than most cities in Texas. Renters are slightly more prevalent than homeowners in Houston by a slim 55%-45% margin. The average rent is roughly on par with the state average of $1,029 per month.
Houston residents have an average commute of about 30 minutes. Driving is the prevailing mode of getting to work, opted for by 42% of residents, while public transportation is not used widely. A small percentage of workers commute on foot.
Many Houston residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and construction. Combined, these industries make up 17% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Houston workers take home an average annual income of nearly $71,000, about the same as the state average. Houston's average income also is fairly on par with the national average of $73,345. Among Houston residents older than 25, 13% have a Bachelor's degree and 6% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.