Houston Heights

Overview for Houston Heights, TX

37,097 people live in Houston Heights, where the median age is 34.6 and the average individual income is $88,071. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

34.6 years

Median Age


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Demographics and Employment Data for Houston Heights, TX

Houston Heights has 17,500 households, with an average household size of 2.11. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Houston Heights do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 37,097 people call Houston Heights home. The population density is 5,724.32 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

50.16 / 49.84%

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Schools in Houston Heights, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Houston Heights. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Field Elementary
PreK - 5th
Heights High School
9th - 12th
Sinclair Elementary
PreK - 5th
Houston Heights Charter School
9th - 12th
PreK - 5th
Second Chance Technology Edge
9th - 12th
No rating available
6th - 8th
Helms Elementary
PreK - 5th

Around Houston Heights, TX

There's plenty to do around Houston Heights, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Quesadillas Y Mas Las Parados, Angel Food Kitchen, and Pak-Man.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 2.54 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 2.1 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.47 miles 12 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.61 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.27 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.78 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
The Heights is easily the most evolving neighborhood in Houston. A couple decades ago, the historic area was an impoverished food desert, but now there are well-known shops, award-winning restaurants and more — with enough going on that you don’t need to wander outside the vibrant Heights ecosystem.
While most lump all the neighborhoods north of I10 and south of 610 into the Heights — even sometimes including the neighborhoods north of 610, the main Heights area is a relative square with the borders of TC Jester, I10, 45 and 610. Those borders double as convenient escapes to the rest of Houston. The Heights is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Downtown Houston, Uptown/Galleria Area, Montrose or Midtown.
Founded in 1891 by millionaire Oscar Martin Carter as a streetcar suburb, the area was popularized by families wanting out of the dense city but still remaining close by — a feature still favored by Heights residents. The city of Houston later annexed the area, and after World War II, the area fell in to decrepancy. By the 1970s, it was considered one of the most impoverished parts of the city. Beginning in the 1990s, new gentrification and development polished off the edges and spruced up the areas, leading the Heights into a new era.
The area has a young, active community and, for the first time, the neighborhood has walkability, no matter what area of the Heights you’re in. We have some new development, like Heights Mercantile, and historic 19th Street, which has a steady set of retail and dining, to thank for this.
A weekend morning in the Heights starts with a morning run on the Heights hike and bike trail or a bike ride along White Oak Bayou and then a bite at Lola — a diner with a huge breakfast menu and a loyal set of regulars. Top off the day with locally brewed beers at Eureka Heights, dinner at Down House and live music at Fitzgerald’s. Plus, there are weekly farmers markets and regular festivals that leave little to be desired from Heights residents.
The vibrant history and wealth of activities welcomes in thousands of residents and visitors regularly, and boasts an active and diverse lifestyle for residents young, old, or anywhere in between.

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