Houston (estimated population: 2,239,558) is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world and is currently the fourth largest city in the nation. Houston traces its origins back to 1836 when brothers Augustus and John Allen founded it. In 1837, the town had a population of only 12, but its establishment as the temporary capital of the Republic of Texas attracted more than 1,000 new residents in only four months and has continued to grow exponentially.
Houston is home to a diverse population with residents respresenting a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. With plenty to do all over the city, Houston attracts countless visitors and new residents alike. The city promotes education to people from all walks of life, stating that everyone deserves the opportunity to learn, and has more than 40 institutions of higher education.
- Average household income: $30,547
- Number of active high schools: 51
- Number of active junior high schools: 64
- Number of active elementary schools: 173
Sights to see:
- San Jacinto Monument
- Sam Houston Park
- Houston Arboretum and Nature Center
- Hermann Park
- Houston Sports Hall of Fame
- Johnson Space Center