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Houston- the rodeo town, aerospace innovator, energy capital, international art destination, and medical research center, is bunches of many things to numerous people. America’s fourth largest city-The Houston has is known for its cultural riches, top-class museums and the casual and chilled out southern atmosphere that pulls in people from all over the world. Houston is a blend of international charm and southern beauty. 

Did you know these about Houston
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Read on for a couple fast facts on the country’s fourth largest city:-

Houston Demographics and Geographical Fast Facts

  • Houston is the fourth most populous city in the US, and is the biggest city in the southern United States and Texas.
  • In Houston, more than 90 languages are spoken.
  • Houston is the third highest city in the country with consular offices of 92 countries.
  • Houston ethnic composition: 49.3% White including Latino or Hispanic, African American or Black 25.3%, Asian 5.3%,  Native American 0.4% ,  Pacific islander 0.18% , Other races 16.5%, and 3.2% from two or more races. 
  • Houston has an exceptional museum district that has wide-range of art and cultural institutions, museums and galleries. 
  • Houston's first railroad - the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado Railroad – started in 1853.
  • Houston” is the first word spoken from moon by Neil Armstrong.
  • Houston is known for its oil and gas heritage. 
  • Houston is regarded as the most air-conditioned place on the earth. The average temperature in Houston is 70 degrees throughout the year. 

Houston History Fast Facts

  • Brothers John Kirby Allen and Augustus Chapman Allen discovered Houston in 1836.
  • On June 5, 1837, Houston was granted incorporation, and its first mayor was James S. Holman.
  • Houston was designated as a port in 1870.
  • Houston’s first park was opened in 1899. Now known as the Sam Houston Park that has Houston earliest buildings.
  • Houston served as a headquarters for General John Bankhead Magruder during the American Civil War.
  • Lee P. Brown was Houston’s first African American mayor

Houston Government and Economy Fast Facts

  • Houston has second position in the United States for the number of Fortune 500 Company headquarters situated in the city.
  • The country’s largest port in international tonnage is the Port of Houston.
  • Houston has the second lowest cost of living among main U.S. cities.
  • The median household income in Houston is approximately $44,000. 
  • As per the Forbes, Houston holds first rank among U.S. cities where paychecks extend the farthest.

Houston Interesting and Important Facts

  • Houston’s official nickname is "Space City" as it is home to NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. 
  • Houston is also called as the Bayou City.
  • Houston’s slogan is “A city of no limits”.
  • Houston is regarded as the Energy Capital of the world.
  • Houston has a mayor-council form of government.
  • Houston is home to the largest Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo which draws in over 1.8 million visitors every year. 
  • Houston possesses the largest medical center in the world- the Texas Medical Center.
  • Houston has over 500 institutions of performing and visual arts, history and science.
  • The largest daily newspaper in Texas- the Houston Chronicle is headquartered in the Houston Chronicle Building.
  • The Houston Post and the Houston Chronicle are the Houston’s two daily newspapers.
  • The cough syrup concoction, Purple Drank, was found in Houston.
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