DATA: Heights-River Oaks-Montrose area has added over 15,000 residents in 5 years

The dandelion-like Gus S. Wortham Memorial Fountain is a fixture near Buffalo Bayou. Houston's Inner Loop communities have bloomed in recent years, new census estimates show. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)
The dandelion-like Gus S. Wortham Memorial Fountain is a fixture near Buffalo Bayou. Houston's Inner Loop communities have bloomed in recent years, new census estimates show. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

The dandelion-like Gus S. Wortham Memorial Fountain is a fixture near Buffalo Bayou. Houston's Inner Loop communities have bloomed in recent years, new census estimates show. (Matt Dulin/Community Impact Newspaper)

Population growth in the Heights-River Oaks-Montrose area outpaced that of Harris County and the state of Texas in 2019. The area added 13% more people as compared to 2014, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census' Annual Community Survey. Harris County grew by 8.8% in the same time period.

More than half of those 15,000 new residents claimed 77007 as their home. Combined, the ZIP codes for the area represent an estimated 133,000 people, up from about 118,000 five years ago.





Meanwhile, household incomes also rose more quickly in the Heights-River Oaks-Montrose area as compared to Harris County, according to the ACS data.

Incomes rose the fastest in the Heights area, ZIP code 77008, with households reaching a median income of $108,644, a 44% increase in five years.







These figures are from the ACS' 5-year statistical survey, which contains sampled data from 2014-2019. The 2014 data point reflects 2009-2014 survey findings. Because these are survey findings, a margin of error is also a factor.
By Matt Dulin
Matt joined Community Impact Newspaper in January 2018 and is the City Editor for Houston's Inner Loop editions.


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