Houston is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth largest city in the US with a 2013 census estimate of 2.19 million people. True to its Texas nature, Houston covers a large expanse of 599.6 square miles. Now a funny thing about Houston, the city was formed on the banks of the Buffalo Bayou. Up north we call them streams, creeks, or rivers. The city was named after the famous General Sam Houston, the first President of the Republic of Texas. Yep, Davy Crockett "king of the wild frontier", "Remember the Alamo", and all that good stuff!
Houston's Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2009-2013 is 29.2%. The median household income in Houston, 2009-2013 was $45,010. The median age in Houston is 32.3. As to weather, Houston, being close to the Gulf of Mexico, has been called a rice cooker in summer but I rather like it. The average daily temperatures in Houston are a golf ready 50.4°F in January and a not so steamy 82.6°F in July. Plenty to do around Houston including year round golf. If you enjoy water sports check out Galveston Island about an hour's drive south east. Houston also has a fantastic museum district and is home to NASA's Johnson Space Center and Mission Control Center, made famous by the quote from the movie 'Apollo 13' by Jim Lovell: "Houston, we have a problem".
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