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What Is Houston?

August 5, 2010


A city of over 2 million

With a population density 1/3 of Los Angeles

88 Super Neighborhoods

Covering 627 square miles

And 25% vacant (Enough vacant land to build all of Boston three times)


Population density by super neighborhood (2000)


How is it divided?

By east and west


Left to Right: Median household income map, Home prices by zip code map


How is it connected?

With 575 miles of freeways

100 miles of HOV lanes

2,500 miles of waterways and tributaries

And an extensive flood plain that negates social distinctions


Houston highways and waterways


How is it defined?

As sprawling





But really, what is Houston? . . . more soon


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