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Statistics & Facts

The population of Houston is approximately 2,016,582 (2005), 2099451 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 696,807 (1998), 782643 (2010).

The amount of land area in Houston is 1398.285 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Houston is 579.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 56.774 sq kilometers.
The distance from Houston to Washington DC is 1265 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 149 miles. (as the crow flies)
Houston is positioned 29.76 degrees north of the equator and 95.38 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Houston elevation is 0-90 feet above sea level.
Houston per capita income is $19,235 (1998).
Houston median income is $36,894 (2005).

The Houston median home price is $112,800 (2005).

Houston miscellany.

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Location

Houston location: in the southeast corner of Texas, 1 hour (50 miles) from the Gulf of Mexico. Other nearby communities include West University Place, Southside Place, Bellaire, Hilshire Village, Hunters Creek Village, Spring Valley, Piney Point Village, Hedwig Village and Sugarland.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Houston is sunny and tropical, nice year-round
The weather in Houston is mild. The sun is shining most of the year. Houston has a growing season of nearly 300 days per year. In the summer, humidity is certainly a factor to be considered, and can make the air feel much warmer than the actual temperature. Here is a weather page for Houston.
Houston average annual rainfall is 50 inches per year
The average low temperature is (summer) 72, (winter) 40 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (summer) 93, (winter) 61 degrees F.
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History & History Related Items

Houston history:

Founded in 1836 by brothers John and Augustus Allen who came to buy and sell real estate here. The area grew rapidly becoming a central point for railroad and transportation for the important cotton crop. When oil was discovered in 1901 the area exploded with growth both residentially and commercially. The Houston Shipping Channel opened in 1914 which further fostered growth in the area. Both the depression era and the World Wars had an effect on the area, but with its heavy oil production and shipbuilding during World War II, the city was able to keep pace. NASA moved to Houstin in 1961, bringing the space program here. In 1965, the Astrodome opened, the first indoor domed sports stadium in the world. The area flourished up until the 1980s when oil prices dropped dramatically and real estate plummeted. Several hurricanes over the years have also affected the residents. But, despite setbacks and trials, Houston has always bounced back and moved forward becoming a leading city in the country in most aspects of its economy.

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A timeline type history for Houston with a large amount of historical information listed chronologically.
The founding of Houston: 1836 by the Allen brothers (Augustus C. and John K.)
The incorporation date of Houston: 5 June 1837

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Attractions

Houston attractions:

Go to this page for things to see and do in Houston and the area.

Explore all of Houston at this site

Water plays a big part in Houston with many waterways throughout the area. True to one of its nicknames, the Bayou City, Houston is home to more than 10 of these winding waterways that not only irrigate the lush landscape, but serve as green spaces for fitness and nature enthusiasts.

Links and information for local Sports Teams
Houston is also home to numerous professional and collegiate sports teams. Professional teams include baseball (Astros), basketball (Rockets), hockey (Aeros) and soccer (Dynamo).

Take a Virtual Tour of Houston

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Houston economy: Until recently, the economy here was mainly focused on the exploration and production of oil and natural gas. But after the recession in the early 1980's, the economy became more diversified because of lower world oil prices. Learn more about Houstons Economy


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