South Houston, Texas Population 2021

17,210
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South Houston is a city located in Harris County Texas. With a 2020 population of 17,210, it is the 168th largest city in Texas and the 2110th largest city in the United States . South Houston is currently declining at a rate of -0.66% annually but its population has increased by 1.34% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 16,983 in 2010. South Houston reached it's highest population of 17,667 in 2015. Spanning over 3 miles, South Houston has a population density of 5,651 people per square mile.

The average household income in South Houston is $56,925 with a poverty rate of 20.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $862 per month, and the median house value is $94,500. The median age in South Houston is 28.8 years, 27.5 years for males, and 30.8 years for females.

South Houston Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of South Houston was:

  • White: 83.61%
  • Other race: 13.71%
  • Black or African American: 0.89%
  • Two or more races: 0.88%
  • Native American: 0.78%
  • Asian: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of South Houston, Texas is 17,210 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 17,552.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 16,983.

South Houston, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,70583.61%
Some Other Race2,41213.71%
Black or African American1570.89%
Two or More Races1550.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native1370.78%
Asian210.12%
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South Houston Population by Race

South Houston Population Pyramid $2021

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South Houston Median Age

28.8


Total

27.5


Male

30.8


Female

South Houston Adults

There are 11,831 adults, (1,550 of whom are seniors) in South Houston.

South Houston Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

56

Child Dependency Ratio

South Houston Sex Ratio

Female

8,436

47.97%

Male

9,151

52.03%

South Houston Population by Age

South Houston Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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South Houston Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.6%29.4%
All56.4%43.6%
Non Family47.6%52.4%
Female36.8%63.2%
Male33.7%66.3%

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

South Houston Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,8503.6256.4
Married2,5094.3470.6
Non Family1,0561.2247.6
Female8344.2736.8
Male4514.0733.7

4.18

Average Family Size

3.62

Average Household Size

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South Houston Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,62626.32%
9th to 12th Grade1,60216.05%
High School Graduate3,47434.81%
Some College1,24212.45%
Associates Degree4224.23%
Bachelors Degree4874.88%
Graduate Degree1261.26%
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South Houston Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

South Houston Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic8,7364,736456
Other Race1,59878192
White1,076858121
Native American13710640
2+ Races928215
Black62627
Asian21158

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.10%.

South Houston Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,436$37,564$17,658
Less Than 9th Grade$21,374$30,352$12,795
High School Graduate$32,146$45,652$21,094
Some College$36,506$43,707$18,545
Bachelors Degree$38,068$31,343$38,778
Graduate Degree$19,554$$

$27,436

Average Earnings

$37,564

Average Male

$17,658

Average Female

South Houston Earnings by Educational Attainment

South Houston Language by Age

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South Houston Language

23.55% of South Houston residents speak only English, while 76.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 76.23% of the population.

South Houston Language

South Houston Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic16,0453,49021.75%
Other2,41246419.24%
White1,26212810.14%
Black1431510.49%
Multiple151117.28%

20.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.13%

Male Poverty Rate

22.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in South Houston

The race most likely to be in poverty in South Houston is Hispanic, with 21.75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in South Houston is Multiple, with 7.28% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.47%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.14%.

South Houston Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade20.46%
High School16.23%
Some College10.34%
Bachelors or Greater4.43%

South Houston Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed40.24%
Female Employed11.88%
Male Employed10.92%
Male Unemployed4.38%

South Houston Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

South Houston Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,852$56,925
Families$50,714$62,091
Married Families$63,170-
Non Families$25,600$32,724
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Income by Household Type

South Houston Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.2%

Female Marriage Rate

South Houston Married by Age and Sex

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South Houston Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

South Houston Marital Status by Race

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South Houston Marital Status

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316

Number of Veterans

271

Male Veterans

45

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War92
Vietnam74
Korea73
First Gulf War37
World War II17

South Houston Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+130
18 to 3492
65 to 7442
35 to 5433
55 to 6419

South Houston Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2082.15%
Hispanic1361.30%
Native American5842.34%
Black2017.39%
2+ Races1920.65%
Other Race110.61%

South Houston Veterans by Race

South Houston Veterans by Education

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6.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.46%

Veteran Disability Rate

South Houston Veterans by Education

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64.3%

Labor Force Participation

60%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

South Houston Employment by Age

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South Houston Employment by Race

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South Houston Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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58.21%

Born in South Houston

65.65%

Native Born

34.35%

Foreign Born

24.65%

Non Citizen

9.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

65.65% of South Houston residents were born in the United States, with 58.21% having been born in Texas. 24.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

South Houston Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202117,210-114-0.66%
202017,324-114-0.65%
201917,438-114-0.65%
201817,552-49-0.28%
201717,601-47-0.27%
201617,648-19-0.11%
201517,667380.22%
201417,6291060.60%
201317,5231200.69%
201217,4032171.26%
201117,1861630.96%
201017,0231,1900.73%
200015,8331,6261.09%
199014,2079140.67%
198013,2931,7661.44%
197011,5274,0044.36%
19607,5233,3976.19%
19504,1260.00%

South Houston Population by Year