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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataTexas

Economic Statistics

Houston, Texas

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over1,472,506100.0
In labor force931,23663.2
Civilian labor force
930,47863.2
Employed
859,96158.4
Unemployed
70,5174.8
Percent of civilian labor force
7.6(X)
Armed Forces
7580.1
Not in labor force541,27036.8
Females 16 years and over744,436100.0
In labor force416,70256.0
Civilian labor force
416,54456.0
Employed
381,34851.2
Own children under 6 years177,908100.0
All parents in family in labor force86,81348.8
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over841,686100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone604,68671.8
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled133,98315.9
Public transportation (including taxicab)49,4415.9
Walked19,4132.3
Other means14,4571.7
Worked at home19,7062.3
Mean travel time to work (minutes)27.4(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over859,961100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations291,22033.9
Service occupations134,83115.7
Sales and office occupations227,41726.4
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations1,2100.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations94,56911.0
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations110,71412.9
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining16,4041.9
Construction75,0868.7
Manufacturing85,70310.0
Wholesale trade39,6394.6
Retail trade91,98210.7
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities53,5476.2
Information21,0372.4
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing62,0257.2
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services116,92613.6
Educational, health and social services153,09617.8
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services69,4388.1
Other services (except public administration)50,8465.9
Public administration24,2322.8
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers708,79082.4
Government workers95,87111.1
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business53,3316.2
Unpaid family workers1,9690.2
INCOME IN 1999
Households718,897100.0
Less than $10,00083,41011.6
$10,000 to $14,99949,0476.8
$15,000 to $24,999105,88714.7
$25,000 to $34,999104,79214.6
$35,000 to $49,999117,45116.3
$50,000 to $74,999116,36216.2
$75,000 to $99,99957,3688.0
$100,000 to $149,99949,4466.9
$150,000 to $199,99916,4192.3
$200,000 or more18,7152.6
Median household income (dollars)36,616(X)
With earnings613,49185.3
Mean earnings (dollars)
53,217(X)
With Social Security income125,27317.4
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
10,809(X)
With Supplemental Security Income27,3213.8
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
6,091(X)
With public assistance income21,3633.0
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
2,294(X)
With retirement income69,4689.7
Mean retirement income (dollars)
19,003(X)
Families461,937100.0
Less than $10,00042,8399.3
$10,000 to $14,99928,5276.2
$15,000 to $24,99966,75714.5
$25,000 to $34,99963,99813.9
$35,000 to $49,99972,65015.7
$50,000 to $74,99978,60117.0
$75,000 to $99,99942,3409.2
$100,000 to $149,99937,9508.2
$150,000 to $199,99913,2302.9
$200,000 or more15,0453.3
Median family income (dollars)40,443(X)
Per capita income (dollars)20,101(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers32,084(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers27,371(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families73,800(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)16.0
With related children under 18 years59,498(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)21.8
With related children under 5 years
32,249(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)25.5
Families with female householder, no husband present32,503(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)30.3
With related children under 18 years28,282(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)36.8
With related children under 5 years
13,547(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)44.8
Individuals369,045(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)19.2
18 years and over229,558(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)16.4
65 years and over
22,537(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)14.3
Related children under 18 years137,140(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)26.1
Related children 5 to 17 years
93,644(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)25.5
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over85,922(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)23.6
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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