Houston, Texas 

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Economy in Houston, Texas

Houston has an unemployment rate of 4.9%. The US average is 5.2%.

Houston has seen the job market increase by 0.8% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 36.7%, which is lower than the US average of 38.0%.

Tax Rates for Houston
- The Sales Tax Rate for Houston is 8.3%. The US average is 6.0%.
- 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

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  ECONOMYHouston, TexasUnited States
  Unemployment Rate4.9%5.2%
  Recent Job Growth0.8%1.6%
  Future Job Growth36.7%38.0%
  Sales Taxes8.3%6.0%
  Income Taxes00.046
  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, 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    347 Reviews
    BIG MISTAKE! - 10/25/2018
    Moving to Houston was the biggest mistake I ever made in my entire life. I cannot emphasize enough how living in that place has drained me mentally. I thought trying... Read More

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    Diverse and friendly town! - 10/24/2018
    Houston is an incredibly diverse city and is HUGE. The things I love about Houston are the people and the food. Disregard these negative reviews about people--I've lived... Read More

    What Houston is all about - 10/21/2018
    I've lived here since 1987, having lived in New York City, Miami Beach, Atlanta and Charlotte with memories of short stays i n Nashua and Rochester ,NY. On the good... Read More
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