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0.25% growth
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0.56% decline
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1.08% decline
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7.56% growth


The economy of Houston, TX employs 1.12M people. The economy of Houston, TX is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Construction; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 9.3; 1.75; and 1.5 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Houston, TX are Healthcare & Social Assistance (126,585), Construction (113,959), and Retail trade (112,895), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($83,574), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($77,132), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($61,398).

Median household income in Houston, TX is $47,793. Males in Houston, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,764. The income inequality of Houston, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.486 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Houston, TX. In Harris County, TX the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 58 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,668. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Houston, TX is from the county of Harris County, TX.

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Houston, TX is home to a population of 2.3M people, from which 79.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Houston, TX is composed of 1.03M Hispanic residents (44.8%), 556,000 White residents (24.1%), 506,566 Black residents (22%), 169,558 Asian residents (7.36%), and 32,123 Two+ residents (1.39%). The most common foreign languages in Houston, TX are Spanish (774,763 speakers), Vietnamese (31,851 speakers), and Chinese (27,297 speakers), but compared to other places, Houston, TX has a relative high number of Vietnamese (31,851 speakers), Spanish (774,763 speakers), and Urdu (7,546 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Houston, TX awarded 37,736 degrees. The student population of Houston, TX is skewed towards females, with 15,648 male students and 22,088 female students. Most students in Houston, TX are Hispanic or Latino (10,336 and 27.4%), followed by White (9,221 and 24.4%), Black or African American (8,492 and 22.5%), and Asian (4,057 and 10.8%). The largest universities in Houston, TX by number of graduates are University of Houston (9,279 and 24.6%), Houston Community College (7,192 and 19.1%), and University of Houston-Downtown (2,436 and 6.46%). The most popular majors in Houston, TX are General Business Administration & Management (954 and 2.53%), General Psychology (837 and 2.22%), and Other Multidisciplinary Studies (804 and 2.13%). The median tuition costs in Houston, TX are $31,140 for private four year colleges, and $8,537 and $20,729 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Houston, TX is $163,700, which is 0.8 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $152,200 to $163,700, a 7.56% increase. The homeownership rate of Houston, TX is 43.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Houston, TX have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Houston, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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