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ImageHouston 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




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