Houston, TX Population by Gender

The total population of Houston is estimated to be 2.30 million with 1.14 million males (49.74%) and 1.15 million females (50.26%). There are 11,767 more females than males in Houston.
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Updated Feb 20, 2024

Houston, TX population by gender

The table below shows Houston's population by gender

Gender Population % of Total Population
Male 1,142,243 49.74%
Female 1,154,010 50.26%
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Houston, TX population by gender, in percentage

The female percentage in the USA is 50.41% while the male percentage is 49.59%, compared to 50.26% females and 49.74% males in Houston, TX.

The above comparison shows there are more females than males in the Houston city as compared to the nation.

The pie chart shows Houston, TX population by gender with male and female population as a percentage of total population. The female population is shown in pink color and male population is shown in blue color.
Houston, TX population by gender. There is a slight majority of female population, with 50.26% of total population being female. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2018-2022 5-Year Estimates.

Houston, TX gender ratio

Gender Ratio:
99
Men
100
Women

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) 2018-2022 5-Year Estimates

In Houston, TX, there are less men than women. The Houston, TX gender ratio is 99:100 i.e. 99 men to 100 women (0.990).

This ratio is higher than the national average of 98.4:100 i.e 98.4 men to 100 women (0.984).

Houston, TX gender ratio by age

In Houston, TX, the sex ratio for children under 18 years is 99.7 boys per 100 girls (99.7:100).Having said that, for seniors aged 80 and older, there are 57.3 males per 100 females (57.3:100).

On the national level, the sex ratio (male per 100 females) for under 18 age group is 104.9:100, and 63.4:100 for the senior population 80 years and older.

Houston population breakdown by gender and age

The table below lists the male and female population in each age group along with the gender ratio for Houston, TX.

Age Group Population (Male) Population (Female) Gender Ratio
Under 5 years 78,771 78,832 1.00
5 to 9 years 76,170 73,657 1.03
10 to 14 years 74,120 78,074 0.95
15 to 19 years 74,526 75,672 0.98
20 to 24 years 85,883 87,444 0.98
25 to 29 years 102,598 104,658 0.98
30 to 34 years 105,706 95,346 1.11
35 to 39 years 92,193 81,845 1.13
40 to 44 years 80,001 76,065 1.05
45 to 49 years 70,157 70,099 1.00
50 to 54 years 67,321 61,415 1.10
55 to 59 years 60,881 62,148 0.98
60 to 64 years 57,472 59,141 0.97
65 to 69 years 44,253 47,192 0.94
70 to 74 years 29,720 38,302 0.78
75 to 79 years 20,129 25,136 0.80
80 to 84 years 11,012 18,058 0.61
85 years and over 11,330 20,926 0.54
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Interesting observation from the above table:

  • The sex ratio at birth is 0.999 i.e. 99.9 boys per 100 girls.
  • For the 60-64 years, the sex ratio is 0.972 i.e. 2.8 less men per 100 women.
  • While for senior most population of 85+ age group, the sex ratio is 0.541 i.e. 54.1 senior men per 100 senior women.

Houston, TX population by gender & age

For male population, the largest age group is 30-34 years with a population of 105,706. Whereas, for the female population, the largest age group is 25-29 years with a population of 104,658.

As you can note from the above numbers, the largest age group for men and women are different.

The grouped bar chart shows Houston, TX population by age and gender across 18 age groups, defined between the age of 0 and 85 and above. The female population is shown in pink color bar and male population is shown in blue color bar. Age group is plotted on x axis and population on y axis.
Houston, TX population by gender and age. Largest age group (population): Male # 30-34 years (105,706) | Female # 25-29 years (104,658). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2018-2022 5-Year Estimates.

Under the age of 5, there are 78,771 boys and 78,832 girls in Houston, TX. Thus there are 61 less boys than girls under the age of 5.

Between the age group of 60-64 years, there are 57,472 males and 59,141 females in Houston, TX. Thus there are 1,669 less males than females between the age of 60 and 64 years.

For the senior most age group of 85+ years, there are 11,330 males and 20,926 females.

Things to know

What percent of Houston, TX is female?

According to the ACS survey, of the total Houston, TX population of 2.30 million, 50.26% percent are females.

What percentage of Houston, TX is male?

According to the ACS survey, of the total Houston, TX population of 2.30 million, 49.74% percent are males.

What is the male to female ratio in Houston, TX?

In Houston, TX, the male to female ratio is 99:100 i.e. 99 men to 100 women (0.990).

References

Notes

The analysis presented in this article is based on estimates derived from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey. While these figures offer valuable insights, they are subject to a margin of error. It is advisable to exercise caution and consider the potential margin of error when interpreting and utilizing this data.

Datasets

Explore datasets by year of publication.
2024
Houston, TX Population Breakdown by Gender and Age Dataset: Male and Female Population Distribution Across 18 Age Groups // 2024 Edition
Last updated February 19, 2024
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2018-2022
CC BY 4.0

For male population, the largest age group is 30-34 years with a population of 105,706. Whereas, for the female population, the largest age group is 25-29 years with a population of 104,658. Under the age of 5, there are 78,771 boys and 78,832 girls in Houston, TX. Thus there are 61 less boys than girls under the age of 5.. For further insights, data visualization, and analysis, explore this dataset.

Houston, TX Population Breakdown by Gender Dataset: Male and Female Population Distribution // 2024 Edition
Last updated February 19, 2024
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2018-2022
CC BY 4.0

The total population of Houston is estimated to be 2.30 million, comprising 1.14 million males (49.74%) and 1.15 million females (50.26%). Notably, there are 11,767 more females than males in Houston. Additionally, the dataset analysis reveals a gender ratio of 99:100 i.e. 99 men to 100 women (0.990). For further insights, data visualization, and analysis, explore this dataset.

2023
Houston, TX Population Breakdown by Gender
Last updated September 14, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the population of Houston by gender, including both male and female populations. This dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of Houston across both sexes and to determine which sex constitutes the majority.

Key observations

There is a slight majority of female population, with 50.21% of total population being female. Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Scope of gender :

Please note that American Community Survey asks a question about the respondents current sex, but not about gender, sexual orientation, or sex at birth. The question is intended to capture data for biological sex, not gender. Respondents are supposed to respond with the answer as either of Male or Female. Our research and this dataset mirrors the data reported as Male and Female for gender distribution analysis. No further analysis is done on the data reported from the Census Bureau.

Variables / Data Columns

  • Gender: This column displays the Gender (Male / Female)
  • Population: The population of the gender in the Houston is shown in this column.
  • % of Total Population: This column displays the percentage distribution of each gender as a proportion of Houston total population. Please note that the sum of all percentages may not equal one due to rounding of values.

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Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

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Inspiration

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Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Houston Population by Gender. You can refer the same here

Houston, TX Population Breakdown by Gender and Age
Last updated September 14, 2023
ACS
Free
Neilsberg
CSV, JSON
2017-2021
CC BY 4.0
About this dataset

Context

The dataset tabulates the population of Houston by gender across 18 age groups. It lists the male and female population in each age group along with the gender ratio for Houston. The dataset can be utilized to understand the population distribution of Houston by gender and age. For example, using this dataset, we can identify the largest age group for both Men and Women in Houston. Additionally, it can be used to see how the gender ratio changes from birth to senior most age group and male to female ratio across each age group for Houston.

Key observations

Largest age group (population): Male # 25-29 years (105,059) | Female # 25-29 years (106,016). Source: U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Content

When available, the data consists of estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2017-2021 5-Year Estimates.

Age groups:

  • Under 5 years
  • 5 to 9 years
  • 10 to 14 years
  • 15 to 19 years
  • 20 to 24 years
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • 40 to 44 years
  • 45 to 49 years
  • 50 to 54 years
  • 55 to 59 years
  • 60 to 64 years
  • 65 to 69 years
  • 70 to 74 years
  • 75 to 79 years
  • 80 to 84 years
  • 85 years and over

Scope of gender :

Please note that American Community Survey asks a question about the respondents current sex, but not about gender, sexual orientation, or sex at birth. The question is intended to capture data for biological sex, not gender. Respondents are supposed to respond with the answer as either of Male or Female. Our research and this dataset mirrors the data reported as Male and Female for gender distribution analysis.

Variables / Data Columns

  • Age Group: This column displays the age group for the Houston population analysis. Total expected values are 18 and are define above in the age groups section.
  • Population (Male): The male population in the Houston is shown in the following column.
  • Population (Female): The female population in the Houston is shown in the following column.
  • Gender Ratio: Also known as the sex ratio, this column displays the number of males per 100 females in Houston for each age group.

Good to know

Margin of Error

Data in the dataset are based on the estimates and are subject to sampling variability and thus a margin of error. Neilsberg Research recommends using caution when presening these estimates in your research.

Custom data

If you do need custom data for any of your research project, report or presentation, you can contact our research staff at research@neilsberg.com for a feasibility of a custom tabulation on a fee-for-service basis.

Inspiration

Neilsberg Research Team curates, analyze and publishes demographics and economic data from a variety of public and proprietary sources, each of which often includes multiple surveys and programs. The large majority of Neilsberg Research aggregated datasets and insights is made available for free download at https://www.neilsberg.com/research/.

Recommended for further research

This dataset is a part of the main dataset for Houston Population by Gender. You can refer the same here

If you're looking for datasets from another year, please feel free to contact us at research@neilsberg.com and we'll be happy to assist you further.

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