This Texas city has the highest share of $1 million homes …
Austin, Houston, and Dallas were ranked in LendingTree’s top 50 cities nationally with homes valued at more than $1 million.
Austin’s share of million-dollar homes was 2.16%, putting it at No. 11. Houston was ranked No. 15 with a 1.52% share, with Dallas ranked No. 18 with a 1.31% share of million-dollar homes.
… And this Texas city has the most-demanding renters
Renters in San Antonio seek amenities like air conditioning, parking, a balcony, a pool, and hardwood floors. That may sound standard, but they have the highest amenity demands among all the cities analyzed by Apartment List’s Rentonomics blog.
The study also finds that renters in affordable markets tend to have higher demand for amenities than those in the priciest markets. San Antonio is one of the nation’s most affordable large cities for renters, with a median two-bedroom rent of $1,050.
Texas is getting more diverse
Though California has the largest Hispanic population of any state, Texas saw the largest numeric increase in Hispanic population (234,00 people) in 2017, according to recent data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Starr County, Texas, has the highest percentage of Hispanics of any county in the U.S., with 96.3%.
Texas also has the largest black or African-American population in the country at 3.8 million.
Hurricane Harvey rainfall breaks records
Hurricane Harvey was the most significant rainfall event in U.S. history, both in scope and peak rainfall amounts, since the U.S. Geological Survey records began in the 1880s. The eight-day rainfall exceeded
60 inches in some locations, which is 15 inches more than average annual amounts of rainfall for eastern Texas and the Texas coast. The area affected by Harvey also was larger than previous events.