Fast Facts

Houston is the Fourth largest city in the United States, and the largest city in the state of Texas.

Dialing code:

International country code: +1 (USA)

Area codes: 713, 281, 832

Emergency Numbers:

Call 911 for emergencies requiring the police, fire or paramedics.

Houston Fire Department        713-884-3144

Houston Police Department    713-222-3131


2.2 million people

Racial Distribution:       

30.75% White American

24.92% African American

5.19% Asian American

37.43% Hispanic

Time Zone:

UTC/GMT -6 hours

Average January temperatures:

High: 63 Degrees Fahrenheit

Low: 42 Degrees Fahrenheit

Average July temperatures:

High: 92 Degrees Fahrenheit

Low: 72 Degrees Fahrenheit

Annual rainfall:

38 (884mm) inches per year