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  ECONOMY OVERVIEW
  

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

Houston, Texas Taxes
Houston, Texas,sales tax rate is 8.25%. Income tax is 0.00%.

Houston, Texas Income and Salaries

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

  ECONOMYHouston, TexasUnited States
  Unemployment Rate  4.70%6.30%
  Recent Job Growth  2.96%1.18%
  Future Job Growth  41.20%36.10%
  Sales Taxes  8.25%6.00%
  Income Taxes  0.00%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 15K  15.16%12.61%
  Income between 15K and 20K  6.38%5.33%
  Income between 20K and 30K  12.56%10.57%
  Income between 30K and 40K  11.27%9.90%
  Income between 40K and 50K  9.12%8.95%
  Income between 50K and 60K  7.62%8.08%
  Income between 60K and 75K  8.69%10.09%
  Income between 75K and 100K  9.98%12.25%
  Income between 100K and 150K  9.73%12.82%
  Income between 150K and 200K  3.98%4.78%
  Income greater than 200K  5.51%4.64%
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Management, business, finance  12.82%14.36%
  Engineering, computers, science  6.02%5.24%
  Community, social services  1.16%1.66%
  Legal  1.73%1.17%
  Education, library  5.03%6.10%
  Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment  1.72%1.88%
  Healthcare practitioners and technology  4.05%5.49%
  Healthcare support  2.36%2.47%
  Firefighters, law enforcement  1.76%2.24%
  Food preparation, serving  6.28%5.61%
  Building maintenance  5.87%3.97%
  Personal care  3.09%3.54%
  Sales, office, administrative support  22.93%24.89%
  Farming, fishing, forestry  0.24%0.73%
  Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair  12.15%8.56%
  Production, transportation, material moving  12.79%12.10%
  ECONOMY COMMENTS
  
Relocating To Houston (HELP)
I am a single parent from NJ looking to relocate to Houston, TX. Well the suburbs where I can raise my child & experience something different than high priced NJ where... (read more)
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)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
re: One of the worst cities to live in - 5/2/2015
We lived in the country near Rosenberg. I never saw so many families with these sociopath sons still living at home with drug problems. I remember the suprise of seeing... (read more)
re: "Considering moving to Houston, Austin, or San
What's up Tori?! I have a friend looking for a cosmetologist. She is located in Mid-Town in an upscale salon and is overloaded with clientele. She needs help ASAP! In my... (read more)
re: Houston--think twice - 10/10/2015
Clown. I hate you have cancer, but the beginning of your comment sounds like your mentality is cancerous. Houston is one of the most diverse places on the planet to... (read more)
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