Texas Medical Center

Facts & Figures

The Texas Medical Center (TMC)—the largest medical complex in the world—is at the forefront of advancing life sciences. As home to the brightest minds in medicine, TMC nurtures cross-institutional collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Because together, we can push the limits of what’s possible.


7.2 Million Visits Per Year

More than the populations of Los Angeles,
Houston, and San Francisco—combined.


106,000 Employees

More people than Exxon, Apple, or Google

Texas #1

Most doctorates in life sciences, biological sciences, health sciences, natural resources, and agriculture.


TMC at a Glance

Approximately 1 in 5 people living in the 77030 zip code is in the health science field, making it the highest concentration of life science professionals in the country.

7,000 Patient Beds

If they were all stacked, they’d measure approximately
1.65 miles —the equivalent of 7 Empire State Buildings.


25,000 Babies Delivered

TMC delivers about 1 baby every 20 minutes.

171,000 Annual Surgeries

TMC begins 1 surgery every 3 minutes.


1,345 Acres

TMC is the eighth-largest business district in the country—right after Philadelphia and Seattle.

Most Heart Surgeries in the World

TMC has performed more heart surgeries than anywhere else in the world. We even performed the first successful heart transplant in the U.S.


18 Miles of Public and Private Streets

That would take the average person 6 hours to walk.

Largest Chilled Water Facility in the US

It has the capacity for 12.4 million gallons of water.


Sources: Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, Jones Lang LaSalle, Houston Business Journal, United States Census Bureau, Cushman & Wakefield.