New York, Los Angeles and Chicago lost population, again, but not enough to endanger their rankings as the nation’s three most populous metros. And in Houston earlier this year, years of community organizing and public pressure by residents of the Acres Homes neighborhood stopped a concrete batch plant from being permitted near homes and across the street from a park, the Houston Chronicle reported. 1,252,435 people are Whites, followed by 522,419 are Black or African American, 8,662 are American Indian and Alaska Native, 169,263 are Asians, out of these 41,090 are Asian Indians, 37,704 are Chinese, 12,566 are Filipinos, 3,798 are Japanese, 7,959 are Korean, 37,901 are Vietnamese, 28,245 are other Asians. In 1836, two real estate entrepreneurs from New York purchased a large area of land along Buffalo Bayou to found a city. For this roundup of short stories within Houston innovation, a startup snags a win at a pitch competition, Chevron announces a new makerspace, a software company makes an acquisition, and more. How the Census has helped the region in the past.Â Right now, the TCEQ may only consider requests from those who live within 440 yards of a facility. Concrete companies say they’re just following the law. It also ranks the 4th most populated city in US after New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. Looking back last eight years of Houston’s population, the growth rate is strong and consistent ranging from 0.3% to 1.83%, adding around 7,000 to 41,000 people each year to the overall population. The city is located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. There's little local authority to restrict the placement of the businesses in Texas, and areas without zoning regulations have seen concrete batch plants pop up near homes, schools and churches. The city of Houston was founded by real estate investors in 1836. As of July 2018, an estimated 7,539,711 people lived in DFW, making it the country's fourth largest metro. Brace yourselves, Houston. There is also a significant African American population in Houston, which has been the case for most of its history. Last year’s growth, however, was the weakest in 20 years. 1,325,354 are Citizen, 18 and over population, out of these 642,275 are Male, 683,079 are Female, percentage wise 48.5% are Male Voters and 51.5% are Female Voters. 2,798 speak Ilocano, Samoan, Hawaiian, or other Austronesian languages, 22,840 Arabic, 1,118 Hebrew, 7,477 Amharic, Somali, or other Afro-Asiatic languages, 15,044 Yoruba, Twi, Igbo, or other languages of Western Africa, 6,201 Swahili or other languages of Central, Eastern, and Southern Africa, 428 Other Native languages of North America and 1,629 Other and unspecified languages. By 2020, Houston's population is expected to grow from today's 2.162 million to 2.52 million. Net migration was positive for the remaining eight counties, and all nine counties gained in total population, the growth concentrated in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Harris and Montgomery counties. There are 1,720,870 adults, (235,544 of whom are seniors) in Houston. According to U.S. Census Bureau, 49.6 percent of the Houston population is male and 50.4 percent are female. The region also has a reputation for welcoming newcomers, whether they’re from New York or New Zealand. Houston’s population should exceed 7.1 million by the end of the decade. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America. It was a matter of time, she thought. Around 70 percent of the total STEM workers there are men, and more than 30 percent are women. Neighborhoods are increasingly fighting the facilities’ permit applications. The outlook is based on data from Moody's Analytics and the U.S. Census Bureau. Median household income between 2014-2018 is $51,140. How many residents might Houston add in the coming decade? What the response rate in the Houston area looks like in mid-August.Â While the region’s job market isn’t the draw it once was, other factors (warmer weather, affordable housing, family ties, friendly business climate) are likely to continue to draw people to the region.