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  ECONOMY OVERVIEW
  

The unemployment rate in Houston, Texas, is 4.90%, with job growth of 0.79%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 36.68%.

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 $27,938, which includes all adults and children. The median household income is $45,728.


  ECONOMYHouston, TexasUnited States
  Unemployment Rate  4.90%5.20%
  Recent Job Growth  0.79%1.59%
  Future Job Growth  36.68%37.98%
  Sales Taxes  8.25%6.00%
  Income Taxes  0.00%4.60%
  Income per Cap.  $27,938$28,555
  Household Income  $45,728$53,482
  Family Median Income  $50,369$65,443
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting  0.18%1.35%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction  2.85%0.61%
  Construction  10.02%6.19%
  Manufacturing  8.89%10.41%
  Wholesale trade  3.19%2.72%
  Retail trade  10.65%11.55%
  Transportation and warehousing  4.79%4.11%
  Utilities  00
  Information  1.36%2.12%
  Finance and insurance  3.73%4.69%
  Real estate, rental, leasing  2.29%1.89%
  Professional, scientific, technical services  8.02%6.68%
  Management of companies  0.13%0.08%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs  6.17%4.27%
  Educational services  7.82%9.34%
  Health care and social assistance  11.09%13.81%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation  1.49%2.16%
  Accommodation, food services  8.14%7.44%
  Other services  6.04%4.94%
  Public administration  2.33%4.80%

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  11/9/2017
Avoid Houston

I've lived in Houston for 30 yrs. 87-present. I'm now 62, retired, and about to sell my house. I would avoid Houston for several reasons--huge crime increase, violent... (Read More)

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  9/20/2017
Houston is hell!

If the floods don't drown you in your bed in the night, the crime rate will hit you. You may be shot in a Walmart parking lot or robbed leaving Neiman Marcus in the... (Read More)

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  9/4/2017
It's way to hot and way too humid!

Summer really lasts for about 6 months here. That would be great, except summer means horrible heat and humidity. You feel trapped.... (Read More)

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