Houston, Texas
City
City of Houston
From top, left to right: Sam Houston Monument, Rice University, University of Houston, Toyota Center, The Galleria, Broken Obelisk, Downtown Houston, George Bush Park, Houston Ship Channel
Flag of Houston, Texas
Flag
Official seal of Houston, Texas
Seal
Nickname(s): Space City (official) more ...
Location of Houston city limits in and around Harris County
Location of Houston city limits in and around Harris County
Houston, Texas is located in Texas
Houston, Texas
Houston, Texas
Location in Texas
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Coordinates: 29°45′46″N 95°22′59″WCoordinates29°45′46″N 95°22′59″W
CountryUnited States
StateTexas
CountiesHarrisFort BendMontgomery
IncorporatedJune 5, 1837
Named forSam Houston
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • BodyHouston City Council
 • MayorSylvester Turner (D)
Area
 • City627 sq mi (1,623.92 km2)
 • Land599.59 sq mi (1,552.9 km2)
 • Metro1,062 sq mi (2,750 km2)
Elevation80 ft (32 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • City2,099,451
 • Estimate (2017)2,312,717[2]
 • RankUS: 4th
 • Density3,660/sq mi (1,414/km2)
 • Urban4,944,332 (7th U.S.)
 • Metro6,313,158 (5th U.S.)
 • DemonymHoustonian[1]
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes770xx, 772xx (P.O. Boxes)
Area codes713, 281, 832, 346
FIPS code48-35000[5]
GNIS feature ID1380948[6]
Major AirportsGeorge Bush Intercontinental Airport(IAH), William P. Hobby Airport(HOU)
InterstatesI-10 (TX).svg I-45 (TX).svg I-69 (TX).svg I-610 (TX).svg
U.S. RoutesUS 59.svg US 90.svg US 290.svg
Rapid TransitHoustonMetroRedLine.svg HoustonMetroPurpleLine.svg HoustonMetroGreenLine.svg
Websitehoustontx.gov