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Economy in Houston, Texas

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EconomyHouston, TXUnited States
Unemployment Rate4.70%6.30%
Recent Job Growth2.96%1.18%
Future Job Growth41.20%36.10%
Sales Taxes8.25%6.00%
Income Taxes0.00%4.72%
Income per Cap.$27,029$28,051
Household Income$44,648$53,046
Family Median Income$49,322$64,585
ESTIMATED HOUSEHOLDS BY HOUSEHOLD INCOME
Income Less Than 15K15.16%12.61%
Income between 15K and 20K6.38%5.33%
Income between 20K and 30K12.56%10.57%
Income between 30K and 40K11.27%9.90%
Income between 40K and 50K9.12%8.95%
Income between 50K and 60K7.62%8.08%
Income between 60K and 75K8.69%10.09%
Income between 75K and 100K9.98%12.25%
Income between 100K and 150K9.73%12.82%
Income between 150K and 200K3.98%4.78%
Income greater than 200K5.51%4.64%
POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
Management, business, finance12.82%14.36%
Engineering, computers, science6.02%5.24%
Community, social services1.16%1.66%
Legal1.73%1.17%
Education, library5.03%6.10%
Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment1.72%1.88%
Healthcare practitioners and technology4.05%5.49%
Healthcare support2.36%2.47%
Firefighters, law enforcement1.76%2.24%
Food preparation, serving6.28%5.61%
Building maintenance5.87%3.97%
Personal care3.09%3.54%
Sales, office, administrative support22.93%24.89%
Farming, fishing, forestry0.24%0.73%
Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair12.15%8.56%
Production, transportation, material moving12.79%12.10%

The unemployment rate in Houston, TX, is 4.70%, with job growth of 2.96%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 41.20%.

Houston, TX Taxes

Houston, TX,sales tax rate is 8.25%. Income tax is 0.00%.

Houston, TX Income and Salaries

The income per capita is $27,029, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $44,648.


Houston Economy SperlingViews

re: A town strictly for business - 10/27/2011: Well said. I'm a native and agree with your view on this... (read more)A town strictly for business: No need to consider Houston unless it is driven by your career choice. Excellent economy, tremendous medical center and obviously the center of the oil & gas industry. ... (read more)re: This place is a dirty ghetto - 1/26/2011: Sheena, anyone who is thinking of moving to Houston should stay where they are because this is not the answer to the problems you think you have and will leave behind.... (read more)Have an opinion about Houston? Leave a commentTo See All SperlingViews for Houston Click Here