We already know that the Houston region has one of the youngest populations in the country. In fact, nearly half of the region’s total population is under the age of 35 and roughly a quarter is between 18 and 35, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census. But where are the largest concentrations of young people living?
A recent report from RentCafe.com shows that the 77054 zip code that stretches south of the 610 Loop from NRG Park has one of the highest concentrations of millennials in the country (63% or roughly 14,400 individuals). That’s the 12th highest concentration of any neighborhood in the U.S.
When it comes to overall millennial population, Houston’s 77084 zip code north of I-10 along the Energy Corridor is the 13th largest with roughly 32,600 millennial residents.
To identify where millennials live and the next millennial hot-spots, RentCafe.com ranked zip codes in the 30 biggest U.S. cities by the highest increases in millennial population over a 5-year period, by the largest share of millennials, and by the highest number of total millennials. One of the clear trends that emerged is that millennials living in big cities are opting to live closer to downtowns, perhaps to be closer to the action or to avoid traffic.
Click here for a summary of the report.