Moving to Houston

Written by Mary Davis, Moveboxer.com

Houston is a city on the rise. It is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the U.S. and it is quickly encroaching on the territory once firmly held by Chicago. Houston's year-round warm weather, plus its affordable housing and plethora of jobs make it a very desirable place to move. Read on to find out more about Houston, Texas.

Key Facts About Houston

Houston is the fourth largest city in the US and is the largest city in Texas. Houston has a wide range of industreis including manufacturing, aeronatucis, energy, and transportation. Houston is second only to New York in the number of Fortune 500 headquarters that are located in the city. Houston is recognized around the world for its energy industry leadership, particularly for oil and natural gas.

Houston's climate is considered humid subtropical. The winters are mild, while the summers are hot.

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Houston Compared to USA Averages

US
Population: 311,591,917
Home Ownership Rate: 66.6%
High School Graduates: 85.0%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 27.9%
Persons Per Household: 2.59
Persons Per Square Mile: 87.4
Average Commute Time (min): 25.2
Average Home Price: $188,400
Median Household Income: $51,914
Persons Below Poverty Level: 13.8%

Houston
Population: 2,099,451
Home Ownership Rate: 46.6%
High School Graduates: 74.0%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher: 28.2%
Persons Per Household: 2.67
Persons Per Square Mile: 3,501.5
Average Commute Time (min): 26
Average Home Price: $123,800
Median Household Income: $42,962
Persons Below Poverty Level: 21%

Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/30000.html


Things to Know About Houston

Major Newspapers:
Houston Chronicle
Houston Herald
Houston Post


Professional Sports Teams:
Houston Astros (MLB)
Houston Rockets (NBA)
Houston Texans (NFL)
Houston Aeros (NHL)
Houston Dynamo (MLS)


Popular Bloggers:
http://www.chron.com/blogs
http://blogs.houstonpress.com

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