Houston, TX Homes and Housing

Houston Housing Overview

The Houston, TX median owner costs are above the state average. Homes are newer compared to the national average. The typical Houston, TX home has 5 rooms. Compare that to the state and national averages below.

City State USA
Median Owner Costs
$1,450
Very High
$1,409
High
$1,524
National Median
Median Rent
$639
High
$625
Near Average
$699
National Median
Median Built Year
1975
1982
1975
Median Rooms
5
5
6

Houston Housing Occupancy

Below is a table displaying housing occupancy numbers for Houston, TX. Owners occupy more of the homes here than the national average. The number of rental homes is below the national average.

Type City State USA
Owner Occupied
40.1%
356,601 Homes
57.0%
5,537,188 Homes
58.5%
76,089,650 Homes
Renter Occupied
45.9%
408,157 Homes
30.9%
3,002,018 Homes
29.3%
38,146,346 Homes
For Rent
7.4%
66,130 Homes
3.6%
348,574 Homes
2.5%
3,286,932 Homes
For Sale
1.2%
10,846 Homes
1.3%
130,103 Homes
1.5%
1,886,522 Homes
For Seasonal, Recreational, or Occasional Use
0.6%
5,280 Homes
2.3%
221,655 Homes
3.6%
4,683,380 Homes
Total Occupied
86.0%
764,758 Homes
87.9%
8,539,206 Homes
87.8%
114,235,996 Homes
Total Vacant
14.0%
124,731 Homes
12.1%
1,179,264 Homes
12.2%
15,802,084 Homes
Total Housing
889,489
9,718,470
130,038,080

Houston Mortgage Status

Use the table below to research the average mortgage status in Houston, TX. Houston, TX homes are less likely to have a mortgage compared to the national average.

Type City State USA
Has a Mortgage
25.0%
222,215 Homes
36.1%
3,512,378 Homes
39.8%
51,696,841 Homes
No Mortgage
15.1%
134,386 Homes
20.8%
2,024,810 Homes
18.8%
24,392,809 Homes

Houston Monthly Owner Costs for Housing Homes with a Mortgage

The table below shows the average monthly expenses for home owners with a mortgage in Houston, TX. These costs for home owners are $1,450 monthly.

Monthly Mortgage City State USA
< $500
0.9%
1,968 Homes
1.6%
55,317 Homes
2.1%
1,067,631 Homes
$500 - $999
17.2%
38,218 Homes
21.4%
750,723 Homes
19.8%
10,235,704 Homes
$1,000 - $1,499
35.3%
78,499 Homes
32.9%
1,154,298 Homes
27.1%
13,998,238 Homes
$1,500 - $1,999
20.3%
45,206 Homes
22.0%
773,745 Homes
19.9%
10,309,611 Homes
$2,000 - $2,999
16.5%
36,597 Homes
15.5%
544,752 Homes
19.4%
10,022,149 Homes
> $3,000
9.8%
21,727 Homes
6.6%
233,543 Homes
11.7%
6,063,508 Homes

Houston Rental Prices

The below table display home rental prices for Houston, TX. The average rental home is $639 monthly.

Monthly Rent City State USA
< $300
3.9%
15,973 Homes
7.9%
236,767 Homes
9.0%
3,437,912 Homes
$300 - $499
18.4%
75,072 Homes
19.1%
574,275 Homes
16.3%
6,217,643 Homes
$500 - $699
35.4%
144,619 Homes
30.7%
921,151 Homes
21.9%
8,360,532 Homes
$700 - $999
26.0%
106,074 Homes
24.3%
729,304 Homes
24.0%
9,150,071 Homes
$1,000- $1,499
9.8%
39,895 Homes
9.1%
273,985 Homes
15.3%
5,825,969 Homes
$1,500 - $1,999
2.1%
8,446 Homes
1.7%
51,650 Homes
5.0%
1,898,263 Homes
> $2,000
1.1%
4,329 Homes
0.9%
27,942 Homes
2.8%
1,078,925 Homes
Notes
  • City rating based on comparing Houston to other Texas cities.
  • State rating based on comparing Texas to other U.S. states.
  • All ratings are segmented into quintiles (very low, low, average, high, very high).
  • Data provided by the 2010 U.S. Census.
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