Houston, Texas
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
Official seal of Houston, Texas
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
Country United States
State Texas
Counties HarrisFort BendMontgomery
Incorporated June 5, 1837
Named for Sam Houston
 • Type Mayor–council
 • Body Houston City Council
 • Mayor Sylvester Turner (D)
 • City 627 sq mi (1,623.92 km2)
 • Land 599.59 sq mi (1,552.9 km2)
 • Metro 1,062 sq mi (2,750 km2)
Elevation 80 ft (32 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • City 2,099,451
 • Estimate (2017) 2,312,717[2]
 • Rank US: 4th
 • Density 3,660/sq mi (1,414/km2)
 • Urban 4,944,332 (7th U.S.)
 • Metro 6,313,158 (5th U.S.)
 • Demonym Houstonian[1]
Time zone UTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes 770xx, 772xx (P.O. Boxes)
Area codes 713, 281, 832, 346
FIPS code 48-35000[5]
GNIS feature ID 1380948[6]
Major Airports George Bush Intercontinental Airport(IAH), William P. Hobby Airport(HOU)
Interstates I-10 (TX).svg I-45 (TX).svg I-69 (TX).svg I-610 (TX).svg
U.S. Routes US 59.svg US 90.svg US 290.svg
Rapid Transit HoustonMetroRedLine.svg HoustonMetroPurpleLine.svg HoustonMetroGreenLine.svg
Website houstontx.gov