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Demographics - Race/Ethnicity

Houston is more racially and ethnically diverse than the nation
Published on 9/30/19
Metro Houston Race/Ethnicity

No racial/ethnic group constitutes a majority of the Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area (Houston MSA). Metro Houston’s Hispanic/Latino population grew larger than the White population for the first time in ’17.


Race Ethnicity


The Houston MSA is home to the nation’s fourth-largest Hispanic/Latino population at more than 2.6 million.

Between ’10 and ’18, the greater Houston area population increased by 17.1 percent. The non-White population drove the bulk of this growth—the Asian population increased by 39.8 percent and the Hispanic/Latino population by 24.3 percent.


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