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Houston, Texas

Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States. As of July 1, 2006, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates the Houston population at 2,144,491. The city covers more than 600 square miles . Houston is the county seat of Harris County and part of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S., with a population of more than 5.5 million. Houston was founded on August 30, 1836 by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen on land near the banks of Buffalo Bayou. The city was incorporated on June 5, 1837 and named after General Sam Houston, commander at the Battle of San Jacinto. The burgeoning port and railroad industry, combined with oil discovery in 1901, has induced continual surges in Houston's population. In the 20th century, Houston became the home of the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions, and NASA's Lyndon B....more

Houston Economy

Houston's energy industry is recognized worldwide—particularly for oil—and biomedical research, aeronautics, and the ship channel are also large parts of its economic base. The area is the world's leading center for building oilfield equipment. Much of Houston's success as a petrochemical complex is due to its busy man-made ship channel, the Port of Houston. The port ranks first in the United States in international commerce, and is the tenth-largest port in the world. Unlike most places, where high oil and gasoline prices are seen as harmful to the economy, they are generally seen as beneficial for Houston as many are employed in the energy industry. The Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown MSA's Gross Area Product in 2006 was $325.5 billion, slightly larger than Austria’s, Poland’s or Saudi Arabia’s Gross Domestic Product . When comparing Houston's economy to a national economy, only 21 countries other than the United States have a gross domestic product exceeding Houston's...more

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Houston Careers

Among the most common occupations in Houston are Management, professional, and related occupations, 28%. Sales and office occupations, 22%. and Service occupations, 16%. Approximately 74 percent of workers in Houston, Texas work for companies, 9 percent work for the government and 7 percent are self-employed.

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Houston Industries

The leading industries in Houston, Texas are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 16%; Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, 12%; and Construction, 10%. Simply Hired's Houston job listings indicate that the following industries in Houston are hiring the most workers: Hospitals, Software Makers, Catering Services, Food Service Contractors and Computer Makers.

Houston Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Houston, Texas is $31,312, and the median income of households in Houston was $36,894.

Average Salaries in Houston, TX

Houston, TX


Houston Unemployment Rate

Houston has an unemployment rate of 9.1%, compared the national average of 6.9%.

According to our Houston Trends data, the number of Houston, Texas jobs has increased by 20% since May 2010.
Houston job trends

Houston Employment Statistics

Population of Houston
Total population 1,941,430
Male 50.21%
Female 49.79%
Median age 32.3
Houston Housing
Owner-occupied homes 47.8%
Median cost of a home $112,800
Median mortgage payment $825
Renter-occupied homes 52.2%
Vacant housing 12.5%
Median monthly rent $682
Average Income
Median for all workers $22,805
Median for all male full-time $32,246
Median for all female full-time $30,379
Household Income
Less than $10,000 10%
$10,000 to $14,999 9%
$15,000 to $24,999 15%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 16%
$50,000 to $74,999 16%
$75,000 to $99,999 8%
$100,000 to $149,999 7%
$150,000 to $199,999 3%
$200,000 or more 3%
Less than 9th grade 15%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 12%
High school graduate 23%
Some college, no degree 17%
Associate's degree 4%
Bachelor's degree 17%
Graduate degree 11%
Marital Status
Never married 33%
Currently married 48%
Separated 4%
Widowed 5%
Divorced 10%
White 57%
Black or African American 24%
Asian 6%
Other 13%
Houston Commute
Carpool 13.9%
Public transportation 5.1%
Average travel time 26 minutes

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