Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX

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2022 Population
98,394
0.886% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
32.9
1.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
23%
1.18% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$49,909
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$249,800
13.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
44,507
4.11% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX had a population of 98.4k people with a median age of 32.9 and a median household income of $49,909. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX grew from 97,530 to 98,394, a 0.886% increase and its median household income grew from $45,090 to $49,909, a 10.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX are Other (Hispanic) (27.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (18.5%), White (Hispanic) (17.4%), Two+ (Hispanic) (13.1%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11%).

67.7% of the households in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

65.4% of the residents in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX are Houston Baptist University (990 degrees awarded in 2022) and Altierus Career College-Bissonnet (445461) (488 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX was $249,800, and the homeownership rate was 33.9%.

Most people in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX is home to a population of 98.4k people, from which 65.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 44.3% of Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX residents were born outside of the country (43.6k people).

In 2022, there were 1.48 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (27k people) in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 17.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX are Spanish (48,993 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (3,668 households), and Arabic (1,345 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
50,891
Women
51.7%
47,570
Men
48.3%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 98,461 inhabitants, with 48.3% men, and 51.7% women.

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Citizenship

65.4%
2022 Citizenship
67.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 65.4% of Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX was 67.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX
  1. Other (Hispanic)
    27k ± 1.93k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.3k ± 1.48k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    17.2k ± 2.05k
59%
Hispanic Population
58.1k people

In 2022, there were 1.48 times more Other (Hispanic) residents (27k people) in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.3k White (Non-Hispanic) and 17.2k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

59% of the people in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX are hispanic (58.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    14,327 ± 2,716 people
  2. El Salvador
    6,701 ± 1,940 people
  3. Honduras
    4,625 ± 1,630 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 14,327 Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX residents, followed by El Salvador with 6,701 and Honduras with 4,625.

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Foreign-Born Population

44.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
43.6k people
43.5%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
42.4k people

As of 2022, 44.3% of Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX residents (43.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX was 43.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    48,993 households (54.1%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    3,668 households (4.05%)
  3. Arabic
    1,345 households (1.49%)

67.7% of the households in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX was Spanish. 54.1% of the households in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    398 ± 231
  2. Vietnam
    365 ± 121
  3. Korea
    191 ± 97

Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX employs 44.5k people. The largest industries in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX are Construction (8,340 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,710 people), and Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction) (2,133 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($224,482), Legal services ($190,116), and Management, scientific & technical consulting services ($179,057).

Males in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX have an average income that is 1.2 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,450. The income inequality in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.499, which is higher than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
17,756
Women
41.2%
25,343
Men
58.8%

The workforce of Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX in 2020 was 43,099 people, with 41.2% woman, and 58.8% men.

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Occupations

44.5k
2022 Value
4.11%
1 Year growth
± 4.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 4.11%, from 42.8k employees to 44.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX, are Construction laborers (3,596 people), Maids & housekeeping cleaners (1,949 people), and Landscaping and groundskeeping workers (1,859 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

44.5k
2022 Value
4.11%
1 Year growth
± 4.11%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX grew at a rate of 4.11%, from 42.8k employees to 44.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX, are Construction (8,340 people), Restaurants & Food Services (3,710 people), and Services to buildings & dwellings (except cleaning during construction & immediately after construction) (2,133 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX, though some of these residents may live in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$31,566
Median earning men ± $1,095
$25,870
Median earning women ± $1,732

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($135,088), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($89,000), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,919).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($75,375), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,581), and Public Administration ($56,167).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX awarded 1,478 degrees. The student population of Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,470 male students and 3,047 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX are Hispanic or Latino (516 and 36.3%), followed by Black or African American (421 and 29.6%), White (331 and 23.3%), and Asian (78 and 5.48%).

The largest universities in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX by number of degrees awarded are Houston Baptist University (990 and 67%) and Altierus Career College-Bissonnet (445461) (488 and 33%).

The most popular majors in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX are Registered Nursing (149 and 10.1%), Electrician (133 and 9%), and Medical Assistant (91 and 6.16%).

The median tuition cost in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX for private four year colleges is $34,250.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 8.45%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 4,517 (32.5% men and 67.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 4,517 students enrolled in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX, 32.5% men and 67.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 1,500 records, of which 71.7% were women and 28.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 97 degrees awarded
  2. 85 degrees awarded
  3. 50 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX was Registered Nursing with 97 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 990 degrees awarded
  2. 488 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Houston Baptist University with 990 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 505 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX, which is 0.519 times less than the 973 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 516 degrees mean that there were 1.23 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 421 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($34,250) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,350) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 5.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 4.9% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX in 2022 were Primary Education (21.5k), High School or Equivalent (15.7k), and Secondary Education (12.9k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX was $249,800 in 2022, which is 0.886 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $220,400 to $249,800, a 13.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX is 33.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX is $49,909. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX was Fort Bend County (Northwest) PUMA, TX with a value of $159,431, followed by Denton County (South Central)--Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX and Collin County (Northwest)--Celina City & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $157,973 and $153,785.

Property

$249,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,647
$11,829
Median Property Taxes
±$857

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

33.9%
Homeownership
2022
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 33.9% of the housing units in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 36%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX was Fort Bend County (Northwest) PUMA, TX with a value of $159,431, followed by Denton County (South Central)--Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX and Collin County (Northwest)--Celina City & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $157,973 and $153,785.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$49,909
Median Household Income
± $3,064
34.9k
Number of Households
± 1,676

In 2022, the median household income of the 34.9k households in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX grew to $49,909 from the previous year's value of $45,090.

The following chart displays the households in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $20k - $25k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.499
2022 Wage GINI in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX
0.53
2021 Wage GINI in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX

In 2022, the income inequality in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX was 0.499 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 5.96% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (62%)
  2. Carpooled (14.5%)
  3. Other (8.62%)

In 2022, 62% of workers in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.5%) and those who used some unspecified means to get work (8.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.12% of the workforce in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

23% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX (22.4k out of 97.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX is Hispanic, followed by Other and White.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

63.6% of the population of Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX has health coverage, with 25.5% on employee plans, 24% on Medicaid, 6.41% on Medicare, 7.32% on non-group plans, and 0.365% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1629 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 759 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,629 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,629 patients per year. This represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28% under 18 years, 25.4% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

36.4%
Uninsured
25.5%
Employer Coverage
24%
Medicaid
6.41%
Medicare
7.32%
Non-Group
0.365%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX grew by 6.08% from 34.3% to 36.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Houston (Southwest) & Bellaire (Southeast) Cities--Between Loop I-610 & Beltway TX-8 PUMA, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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