Houston Population 2013
The current population of the city of Houston is estimated to be about 2,160,821, which is an increase of 0.74% from the last record of the population. The city of Houston is the most populous city in the entire state of Texas and also the fourth-largest city in the entire country of the United States of America. Based on the total land area and the total population of the city, the population density of Houston is about 1,391 people per square mile.
Demographics of Houston
The Hispanic or Latino demographic of the city of Houston is almost half of the entire population of the city. There are more Hispanics in the city than there are those that identify as white alone. There are also almost as many people that identify as Black or African American as there those that identify as white.
The majority of the population is considered to be middle-aged as they range from 20-54 years of age. Less than 10% of the population is under 5 years old and a little over 1% of the population is 85 years and older. Also, the majority of population is male, but the populations are almost equal.
Religion in Houston
About 58% of the population of the city of Houston identifies as religious, compared to the national average of 49%. However, 18% of the population identifies as members of the Roman Catholic Church. Also, 16% of the population identifies as members of the Baptist Church. The most unique aspect of the religious community is that the Islamic population is over 3 times the national average of the Islamic population. 2.9% of the population identifies as a Muslim.
Sports in Houston
The city of Houston has four professional sports teams: Houston Astros, Houston Dynamo, Houston Texans, and the Houston Rockets. The Houston Astros play in Major League Baseball and play at Minute Maid Park. This current season is the first season that the Astros are playing in the American League instead of the National League. The Houston Dynamo participates in Major League Soccer and they play at BBVA Compass Stadium. The Houston Texas participates in the National Football League and they play at Reliant Stadium. Lastly, the Houston Rockets participates in the National Basketball Association and they play at the Toyota Center. The last NBA Championship that the Rockets won was when they won back-to-back championships in 1994 and 1995.
Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center
The Mission Control Center at Johnson Space Center is responsible for directing and managing all space shuttle missions, including but not limited to the International Space Station assembly flights. MCC of Johnson Space Center also manages all space research activity aboard the International Space Station.
The Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) is the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) center for human spaceflight training, research, and flight control. The center consists of a complex of one hundred buildings constructed on 1,620 acres in Houston, Texas. Johnson Space Center is home to the United States astronaut corps and is responsible for training astronauts from both the U.S. and its international partners. It is often popularly referred to by its central function during missions, Mission Control.
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Historical Population of Houston
The population of Houston has gone through various stages of growth throughout the last couple of decades. The population had one period of population decay between 2009 and 2010.
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