HOUSTON FACTS & FIGURES


Chris Broussard
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HOUSTON FACTS & FIGURES

It´s a well-known fact that everyone in Houston wears cowboy hats and boots; rides a horse to work; talks with a drawl that signifies ignorance and stupidity; chews tobacco; and has an oil well in his back yard. Oh!, wait a minute: I´m not a New York screen writer selling a script to a Hollywood film executive...

Let´s dispense with the stereotypes. Houston is truly one of the most international, modern, and cosmopolitan cities in the United States of America. As the fourth most populous city in the nation (following New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago) Houston has approximately 2.1 million residents within its city limits. Harris County (within which Houston is located) has roughly 3.8 million residents. The Houston Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area ("CMSA") is the 10th largest in the nation and contains approximately 4.9 million residents. The Houston CMSA (the parameters of which are defined by federal law) is comprised of eight counties: Harris, Galveston, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Waller, Montgomery, Chambers and Liberty. In terms of geography, Houston is the largest city in the nation, containing 618 square miles. The Houston CMSA contains 8,778 square miles. By way of comparison, the Houston CMSA is as large as Israel and El Salvador.


Houston Quick Facts: General
 

Founded in 1836 by Augustus and John Allen
 

Named for Samuel Houston, a military general; first President of the Republic of Texas; Representative to the U.S. Congress; U.S. Senator; and Governor of Texas
 

  • Original capital of the Republic of Texas
  • 4th most populous U.S. city with 2.1 million people, 4.9 million in its CMSA
     

  • Largest city in nation based on geography: 618 square miles
     

  • 78 foreign consulates assist foreign nationals in Houston


Houston Quick Facts: Culture

  • Home to the Houston TexansHouston AstrosHouston RocketsHouston Aeros, and numerous other professional sports teams
     

  • With nearly 13,000 seats, Houston´s 17-block Theater District contains the 2nd highest number of theater seats in nation--only New York has more
     

  • Houston Grand Opera is the only opera company to have won a Tony, two Grammys and two Emmy awards
     

  • Houston Ballet is the nation´s fifth-largest dance company
     

  • 45 religions have followers in Houston
     
  • 90 languages spoken by Houston residents
     
  • Home of the prestigious Shell Houston Open golf tournament
     

  • Hundreds of cultural, visual, and performing arts organizations

Houston Quick Facts: Demographics

  • Diverse population: 39.8% Hispanic origin, 29.1% Caucasian origin, 24.3% African origin, and 5.9% Asian origin.
     

  • 3rd most affordable housing marketing amongst major U.S. cities
     

  • 7th nationally in median household income
  • 6th nationally in median family income
     
  • 5th nationally in per capita income
     
  • 6th largest Hispanic population amongst U.S. cities, and Harris County has the 3rd largest Hispanic population amongst U.S. Counties


Houston Quick Facts: Business

  • 19 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Houston
     

  • Ranked number 1 in the nation in new business growth in 2001, 2002, and 2003
     

  • Dozens of public-traded companies maintain key operations in Houston
     

  • Home of the Texas Medical Center, the world´s largest private employer
     

  • Houston Airport System is the 4th largest multi-airport system in the U.S., and the 6th largest in the world: more than 38 million travelers annually

  • NASA is headquartered in the Houston suburb of Clear Lake
     

  • Port of Houston is the largest port in U.S. based on international tonnage, and 2nd largest port based on total tonnage
     

  • Sixth largest legal market in the United States
     
  • More than 50,000 hotel rooms in Houston


Source: HoustonBusinesscom

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Chris Broussard

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Phone: 281-414-3902
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Thank you for visiting today. If this is your first visit, take your time and look around. I have plenty of information and resources available to you. If you are a return visitor, thank you. I would love to hear from you and tell you how I can serve all your real estate needs.