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%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

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
  4.2%3.9%
  3.2%1.6%
  30.9%33.5%
  8.2%7.3%
  0.0%4.6%
  $30,547$31,177
  $49,399$57,652
  $54,682$70,850
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  0.2%1.3%
  2.8%0.6%
  10.0%6.2%
  8.9%10.4%
  3.2%2.7%
  10.7%11.6%
  4.8%4.1%
  0.8%0.9%
  1.4%2.1%
  3.7%4.7%
  2.3%1.9%
  8.0%6.7%
  0.1%0.1%
  6.2%4.3%
  7.8%9.3%
  11.1%13.8%
  1.5%2.2%
  8.1%7.4%
  6.0%4.9%
  2.3%4.8%
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    Reviews for Houston    356 Reviews
    The best of both worlds - 7/1/2019
    After living all around the U.S. I have not been able to find another city like Houston. The city retains a small town identity, despite being a large cosmopolitan city... Read More

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    Houston Sucks - 7/1/2019
    Houston Texas sucks MOOSEKNUCKLES I’m so happy I left that cesspool... Read More

    Don’t stay as long as I did...or just don’t come. - 6/25/2019
    I moved here from California for a job transfer 10 years ago. I lost track of the amount of times I contemplated moving back in the first year...yet here I am. The... Read More


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