Houston, Texas 

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Economy in Houston, Texas

Houston has an unemployment rate of 4.2%. The US average is 3.9%.

Houston has seen the job market increase by 3.2% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 30.9%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for Houston
- The Sales Tax Rate for Houston is 8.2%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Houston is 0.0%. The US average is 4.6%.

Income and Salaries for Houston
- The average income of a Houston resident is $27,938 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Houston resident is $45,728 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

  ECONOMYHouston, TexasUnited States
  Unemployment Rate4.2%3.9%
  Recent Job Growth3.2%1.6%
  Future Job Growth30.9%33.5%
  Sales Taxes8.2%7.3%
  Income Taxes00.046
  Income per Cap.$30,547$31,177
  Household Income$49,399$57,652
  Family Median Income$54,682$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting0.2%1.3%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction2.8%0.6%
  Construction10.0%6.2%
  Manufacturing8.9%10.4%
  Wholesale trade3.2%2.7%
  Retail trade10.7%11.6%
  Transportation and warehousing4.8%4.1%
  Utilities00
  Information1.4%2.1%
  Finance and insurance3.7%4.7%
  Real estate, rental, leasing2.3%1.9%
  Professional, scientific, technical services8.0%6.7%
  Management of companies0.1%0.1%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs6.2%4.3%
  Educational services7.8%9.3%
  Health care and social assistance11.1%13.8%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation1.5%2.2%
  Accommodation, food services8.1%7.4%
  Other services6.0%4.9%
  Public administration2.3%4.8%
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    Reviews for Houston    352 Reviews
    Think Long and Hard Before You Come Here - 3/2/2019
    1. 2/5 stars = Not For Me (applies, but somewhat harsh) 2. 3/5 stars = Just Ok (fairly accurate, but at times, Houston dips into 2/5 and even 1/5 territory, so I... Read More

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    Living in Houston - 2/14/2019
    The city of Houston indeed has a varying set of cultures. But do know that many neighborhoods are very different from one another, both in terms of ethnicity and... Read More

    Most livable, lively, place. Most people are great - 2/4/2019
    Houston all the way out to the suburbs is awesome. Sure there are neighborhoods that suck. But you can find jobs. Many people that havent lived else where complain of... Read More


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