Houston Area Real Estate Market Overview

Top Investment Markets (by Zip Code)

Zip Code: 77079 - Houston, TX (Grade A)

  • Median Sales Price: $150k
  • Median Rent: $2,100
  • Median Taxes: $5,022
  • Annual Return Potential: 21%

Zip Code: 77566 - Lake Jackson, TX (Grade B)

  • Median Sales Price: $125k
  • Median Rent: $1,750
  • Median Taxes: $2,571
  • Annual Return Potential: 26%

Zip Code: 77447 - Hockley, TX (Grade C)

  • Median Sales Price: $125k
  • Median Rent: $1,400
  • Median Taxes: $2,373
  • Annual Return Potential: 18%

Zip Code: 77089 - Houston, TX (Grade C)

  • Median Sales Price: $161k
  • Median Rent: $1,550
  • Median Taxes: $2,723
  • Annual Return Potential: 14%

Neighborhood Grades (By Zip Code)

This table provides a neighborhood grade with detailed economic information for every zip code in the Houston metro area.  The grading scale is from A through F (with A being the best).  In Houston, Grade A neighborhoods have a median income of $111k, 4% of households live below the poverty line, and only 18% of homes are occupied by renters.  Grade D neighborhoods on the other hand have a median income of $43k, 24% of households live below the poverty line, and 45% of homes are occupied by renters.

Zip Code City State Zip Code Grade Median Income % in Poverty % of Renters Bachelor's Degree Unemployed % 2013 Population
77094 Houston TX A 146,518 2.10% 10% 75.50% 4.30% 8,547
77441 Fulshear TX A 123,703 4.10% 7% 55.20% 3.60% 5,409
77079 Houston TX A 95,589 5.40% 35% 60.60% 7.70% 30,669
77379 Tomball TX A 97,692 4.30% 19% 46.70% 4.80% 72,579
77388 Spring TX A 82,936 4.20% 12% 34.20% 5.50% 40,175
77005 West University Place TX A 159,732 2.80% 27% 82.10% 4.00% 25,752
77346 Atascocita TX A 86,523 4.40% 18% 35.70% 4.70% 54,627
77056 Houston TX A 93,069 4.50% 54% 73.70% 5.10% 17,263
77382 The Woodlands TX A 131,564 4.90% 18% 68.30% 5.90% 36,764
77384 Conroe TX A 80,032 3.50% 42% 43.30% 4.10% 12,443
77345 Houston TX A 119,708 3.00% 18% 58.20% 4.00% 28,239
77401 Bellaire TX A 144,821 2.80% 16% 76.10% 4.00% 17,874
77024 Houston TX A 111,139 3.60% 29% 70.70% 4.20% 35,367
77566 Lake Jackson TX B 75,066 7.10% 32% 32.00% 6.50% 28,484
77433 Cypress TX B 89,258 5.90% 16% 43.20% 5.40% 55,563
77095 Cypress TX B 89,393 8.10% 28% 42.70% 6.10% 68,458
77027 Houston TX B 81,661 5.90% 66% 72.40% 5.30% 15,455
77581 Pearland TX B 83,709 5.70% 25% 32.90% 4.50% 41,813
77019 Houston TX B 87,394 10.10% 51% 69.50% 3.40% 19,995
77007 Houston TX B 98,725 9.50% 50% 64.90% 3.80% 30,868
77562 Highlands TX C 57,394 12.10% 26% 8.10% 9.50% 10,751
77447 Hockley TX C 65,682 14.90% 14% 14.30% 5.40% 13,542
77515 Angleton TX C 55,911 15.30% 30% 11.90% 7.10% 30,036
77069 Houston TX C 68,495 9.00% 39% 48.60% 4.50% 16,088
77089 Houston TX C 63,141 12.50% 32% 21.40% 5.90% 51,184
77554 Galveston TX C 64,583 9.70% 36% 42.00% 9.60% 8,591
77047 Houston TX C 49,246 13.60% 27% 24.20% 11.70% 22,334
77373 Spring TX C 67,742 9.60% 24% 20.00% 7.80% 55,927
77486 West Columbia TX C 58,049 13.40% 20% 19.70% 2.80% 6,738
77084 Houston TX C 62,785 13.40% 39% 26.50% 6.20% 99,266
77650 Port Bolivar TX C 79,000 25.00% 18% 9.50% 8.40% 1,349
77339 Houston TX C 73,135 10.10% 35% 40.50% 7.00% 39,840
77040 Houston TX C 53,194 13.40% 44% 24.00% 5.50% 44,762
77539 Dickinson TX C 66,129 13.70% 26% 22.70% 9.30% 40,368
77070 Houston TX C 69,139 8.70% 46% 36.90% 5.60% 46,640
77064 Jersey Village TX C 62,610 11.00% 36% 29.30% 5.20% 45,932
77449 Cypress TX C 65,420 12.40% 23% 22.20% 9.30% 95,615
77044 Houston TX C 72,761 15.00% 18% 24.40% 9.00% 33,672
77396 Atascocita TX C 56,575 13.60% 35% 24.70% 8.40% 45,778
77377 Tomball TX C 87,474 11.30% 20% 39.60% 5.80% 30,791
77066 Houston TX C 59,855 13.00% 30% 20.20% 6.40% 31,208
77077 Houston TX C 59,958 11.70% 63% 51.50% 6.50% 53,158
77030 Houston TX C 68,980 12.50% 57% 80.90% 4.30% 11,031
77096 Houston TX C 63,346 14.30% 45% 53.20% 8.70% 34,891
77025 Houston TX C 65,828 9.80% 54% 65.40% 6.80% 26,379
77484 Waller TX C 63,045 11.30% 29% 20.00% 3.70% 10,898
77006 Houston TX C 67,458 12.30% 63% 67.10% 3.40% 20,573
77008 Houston TX C 70,293 9.20% 46% 54.90% 4.50% 30,807
77535 Dayton TX D 54,553 15.80% 20% 6.70% 10.20% 31019
77575 Liberty TX D 42,765 17.00% 24% 14.60% 12.10% 15,833
77012 Houston TX D 34,975 27.90% 58% 5.40% 10.80% 21,868
77520 Baytown TX D 43,409 21.80% 38% 10.70% 2.40% 37,735
77015 Cloverleaf TX D 44,167 23.30% 45% 10.20% 12.20% 57,096
77087 Houston TX D 38,707 26.80% 42% 7.60% 12.00% 38,191
77013 Houston TX D 36,829 26.30% 59% 6.70% 13.20% 19,246
77039 Aldine TX D 38,167 30.00% 40% 3.60% 11.40% 28,151
77530 Channelview TX D 44,786 25.90% 34% 9.40% 14.70% 30,368
77017 Houston TX D 35,586 25.40% 44% 8.20% 11.00% 33,259
77502 Pasadena TX D 43,014 22.70% 36% 7.20% 11.30% 36,712
77503 Pasadena TX D 44,939 19.90% 42% 6.50% 12.50% 25,103
77587 South Houston TX D 36,083 31.40% 38% 7.40% 13.00% 16,734
77090 Roman Forest TX D 36,138 22.50% 76% 23.60% 9.70% 34,201
77088 Houston TX D 40,896 23.70% 36% 12.50% 13.40% 52,924
77038 Houston TX D 38,160 29.00% 48% 8.80% 12.20% 28,182
77085 Houston TX D 49,466 14.20% 30% 20.20% 12.30% 16,404
77521 Baytown TX D 53,726 17.90% 35% 16.80% 11.70% 50,406
77072 Houston TX D 35,462 25.80% 54% 14.20% 10.20% 56,199
77034 Houston TX D 43,905 20.70% 48% 13.10% 9.20% 35,514
77357 Roman Forest TX D 48,979 18.20% 24% 7.20% 13.10% 19,992
77048 Houston TX D 36,818 24.30% 35% 11.50% 16.80% 16,025
77086 Houston TX D 42,030 26.60% 38% 9.30% 12.40% 27,720
77071 Houston TX D 45,941 17.90% 44% 30.90% 8.90% 26,520
77504 Pasadena TX D 40,321 23.80% 57% 13.50% 11.90% 24,922
77338 Humble TX D 48,046 16.20% 45% 19.40% 11.00% 34,410
77074 Houston TX D 36,207 28.70% 60% 19.60% 8.00% 36,939
77598 Houston TX D 46,682 14.70% 81% 24.00% 6.50% 23,738
77067 Houston TX D 37,309 30.20% 56% 0.50% 7.30% 30,930
77099 Houston TX D 35,252 26.00% 54% 17.20% 11.80% 45,234
77075 Houston TX D 45,581 20.30% 43% 13.20% 9.40% 40,010
77031 Houston TX D 39,278 25.10% 54% 22.50% 9.30% 18,079
77563 Hitchcock TX D 50,498 19.80% 31% 13.90% 9.90% 9,839
77073 Houston TX D 51,206 18.50% 40% 14.80% 7.60% 38,406
77061 Houston TX D 34,566 29.20% 64% 10.80% 10.40% 24,760
77429 Cypress TX D 50,294 15.30% 61% 34.80% 8.70% 49,920
77014 Houston TX D 40,659 27.20% 52% 16.60% 6.60% 30,665
77057 Houston TX D 54,594 19.50% 66% 50.40% 5.90% 39,903
77082 Houston TX D 50,294 15.30% 61% 34.80% 8.70% 49,920
77042 Houston TX D 46,159 16.70% 70% 42.70% 8.10% 36,583
77445 Hempstead TX D 43,066 22.20% 32% 19.10% 14.30% 12,526
77092 Houston TX D 37,314 28.40% 58% 15.10% 9.40% 35,332
77054 Houston TX D 41,694 25.20% 84% 58.60% 10.50% 21,668
77055 Houston TX D 46,987 27.30% 56% 28.50% 6.60% 44,281
77018 Houston TX D 61,980 18.10% 33% 34.60% 5.00% 26,794
77004 Houston TX D 41,983 28.40% 69% 45.70% 11.00% 31,593
77020 Houston TX F 29,401 34.80% 48% 7.20% 12.00% 26,889
77093 Houston TX F 31,725 34.10% 41% 3.80% 12.10% 42,639
77506 Pasadena TX F 30,617 33.40% 20% 4.10% 13.60% 31,019
77011 Houston TX F 26,838 35.20% 59% 2.20% 12.00% 19,442
77022 Houston TX F 28,810 30.30% 54% 5.50% 10.70% 28,898
77032 Houston TX F 23,389 39.40% 67% 3.60% 20.80% 13,743
77076 Houston TX F 31,212 39.00% 45% 3.30% 8.70% 34,851
77037 Houston TX F 35,518 34.80% 36% 3.00% 6.10% 20,152
77060 Houston TX F 27,750 39.40% 76% 4.20% 9.80% 44,284
77036 Houston TX F 28,266 35.40% 79% 16.10% 12.40% 68,373
77003 Houston TX F 36,412 39.10% 63% 27.40% 10.00% 10,617

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