Information About South Houston

The total estimated population is 14,821. Density is average at 5,489 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 9,608; Two or More Races: 660; Black: 158; Asian: 111; American Indian: 87; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 8; Other Race: 4,189; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 11,556 (78%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 3,265 (22%)

There are 5,126 foreign born residents, of which 20.5% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 4,556; El Salvador: 258; Guatemala: 61; Honduras: 44; Cuba: 37; China (not including Hong Kong or Taiwan): 36; Argentina: 27; U.S. Born: This State: 7,916; South: 571; Midwest: 540; West: 315; Northeast: 101;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in South Houston Most Common US Birthplaces in South Houston

The sex distribution is 51% male and 49% female. The median age is 28 years.

Age Distribution

There are 1,591 married couples with children and 439 single-parent households (109 men, 330 women).

The median household income is $31,493 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Texas: $39,927; South Houston: $31,493;

21% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Texas: 15%; South Houston: 21%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 4,304; Government: 397; Self-employed: 412; Unpaid family work: 29; Occupation: Construction, extraction, and maintenance: 1,453; Sales and office: 1,393; Production, transportation, and material moving: 1,031; Office and administrative support: 832; Service: 794; Management, professional, and related: 612;

Work Types in South Houston Common Occupations in South Houston

The average commute time is 28 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 3,407; Car or truck (carpooled): 1,416; Walked: 188; Public transportation: 77; Worked at home: 18; Bicycle: 16;

Transportation to work methods in South Houston

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in South Houston.

There are 4,610 housing units, of which 2,926 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 2,543; Renter: 1,740; Vacant: 327; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 1,283; Not Mortgaged: 1,260;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in South Houston

The median single family home value is $51,000.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Texas: $986; South Houston: $742;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Texas: $490; South Houston: $389;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 159; 1940 to 1949: 438; 1950 to 1959: 810; 1960 to 1969: 1,305; 1970 to 1979: 992; 1980 to 1989: 578; 1990 to 1994: 173; 1995 to 1998: 74; 1999 to March 2000: 81;

1.1% of homes lack plumbing and 7.9% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 2,529; Electricity: 1,614; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 84; No Fuel: 44;

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