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Known as the “Space City”, Houston, Texas is experiencing a major boom period. The area is the largest in the southern United States, as well as the 8th-largest media market. Houston has something to offer for everybody. For lovers of the arts, the city boasts an opera, ballet, symphony and theater company. Sports fans have year-round choices, with the Astros, Texans and Rockets calling the city home. Houston’s economy is rising as well, due to the oil and energy industry. There are over 5000 companies in this field that have headquarters in the area, including 13 of the 20 largest natural gas companies in the country.

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Houston Demographics & Crime Rate

Houston is the most populous city in the state of Texas, with a population of 2,303,482. As of 2015, the median income for the metro area is $61,465, more than the average for the entire state as well as the country. The city also has an educated population, with 31% of residents having a bachelor’s degree and 12% with a graduate degree. If you are ready to plan a move to Houston, MoveWise has the information you need. You can receive up to six free quotes from the city’s top movers by using the “Request Your Free Moving Quote” form on the right side of this page.

City Population


Total US Pop 2016: 321,418,820



National Avg 2016: 8.3%

Median Income


National Avg 2015: $53,889

Violent Crime Rate


National Avg 2016: 3.83%


2016 Census Data


2016 Census Data


2016 Census Data

Houston Real Estate Pricing & Taxes

With the popularity of the Houston area for new residents, home prices are on the increase. The average median price for single-family houses is $235,000, with the average apartment rate currently at $1,294. For those planning a move to Houston, fill out our free moving quote request form located on the right and have the city’s best movers send their quotes directly to you.

Home Price


National Avg 2015: $178,600

Apartment Rent


National Avg 2015: $928

Sales Tax "State-Local"


Ranked [#13]

State Property Tax


Ranked [#6]

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