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With over 90 different nations represented, Houston is home to the third-largest consular corps in the United States, and according to a WalletHub.com survey released in April, Houston continues to be the most diverse city in the U.S. since 2013, followed by New Jersey, New York, Dallas, and Los Angeles, in that order. With Arlington, TX moving up from ninth to the eighth position, three Texas cities make the Top Ten list.
Houston’s rank was initially established in 2013 when it became national news, and it has been confirmed regularly thereafter.
The Houston metropolitan area, which includes Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Galveston, Waller, and several other counties, reaches a population of over 7.15 million residents and growing fast.
140 different languages are spoken in Houston, with Spanish being the most prominent after English. Our population is 48 percent Hispanic (with people from over 22 Hispanic nationalities), 29 percent Anglo, 15 percent Black, and 8 percent Asian, Middle Eastern, and other ethnicities. Of course, these numbers may slightly vary at different sources, but they are accurate overall.
The question is: What makes Houston and The Woodlands ore desirable than other U.S. and Texas cities? The answer is complex but it boils down to two simple factors: our economy and overall lifestyle.
H-Town is a progressive (attracting as many millennials as Austin), well-rounded, desirable place to live, with a great education system that makes it a wonderful place to raise a family. The shopping and dining opportunities are endless, with incredible cuisines from literally all nations around the world.
We have a fabulous housing market with everything bigger except for the pricing, which remains below the national average. Our economy continues to be solid and getting stronger by the day, with plenty of employment, and remarkable growth opportunities for businesses across just about every industry, offering professionals, entrepreneurs, and investors unlimited wealth potential, even with the impact from Covid19.
With Texas quickly becoming the most moved-to state in the U.S. next to Florida, Houston is attracting well over 250 people every day, with a high percentage coming from California, New York-New Jersey, Mexico, and other Latin American countries.