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The economy of Texas employs 12.2M people. The economy of Texas is specialized in Support activities for mining; Oil & gas extraction; and Petroleum refining, which employ respectively 5.45; 5.44; and 4.56 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Texas are Construction (843,195), Elementary & secondary schools (841,153), and Restaurants & Food Services (789,615), and the highest paying industries are Oil & gas extraction ($122,606), Software publishing ($111,512), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($109,312).

Median household income in Texas is $56,565. Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,764. The income inequality of Texas (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 Texas. In Texas 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 60 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,941. Newton County, TX has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Texas.


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Texas is home to a population of 27.9M people, from which 89.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Texas is composed of 11.8M White residents (42.5%), 10.9M Hispanic residents (39.1%), 3.27M Black residents (11.7%), 1.28M Asian residents (4.6%), and 457,283 Two+ residents (1.64%). The most common foreign languages in Texas are Spanish (7.25M speakers), Vietnamese (201,627 speakers), and Chinese (155,324 speakers), but compared to other places, Texas has a relative high number of Spanish (7.25M speakers), Urdu (66,251 speakers), and Vietnamese (201,627 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Texas awarded 338,219 degrees. The student population of Texas is skewed towards females, with 141,040 male students and 197,179 female students. Most students in Texas are White (139,427 and 41.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (105,788 and 31.3%), Black or African American (40,638 and 12%), and Asian (17,690 and 5.23%). The largest universities in Texas by number of graduates are The University of Texas at Austin (15,390 and 4.55%), Texas A & M University-College Station (14,805 and 4.38%), and The University of Texas at Arlington (10,472 and 3.1%). The most popular majors in Texas are Registered Nursing (9,099 and 2.69%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (8,860 and 2.62%), and General Psychology (6,348 and 1.88%). The median tuition costs in Texas are $28,600 for private four year colleges, and $5,808 and $16,606 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 Texas is $161,500, which is 0.79 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $152,000 to $161,500, a 6.25% increase. The homeownership rate of Texas is 61.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.1%. People in Texas have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Texas is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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