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Work and Jobs in Houston, Alaska (AK) Detailed Stats
Occupations, Industries, Unemployment, Workers, Commute


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Based on the data from 2000 / 2016 when the population of Houston, Alaska was 1,202 / 2,145

Most common industries

Most common industries (%)

Most common industries for males (%)

Most common industries for females (%)

Most common industries

Industry

All

Males

Females

Construction11.1%
(50)
16.5%
(40)
4.8%
(10)
Accommodation and food services9.7%
(44)
5.3%
(13)
14.8%
(31)
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction7.3%
(33)
13.6%
(33)
0.0%
(0)
Educational services6.0%
(27)
2.5%
(6)
10.0%
(21)
Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers4.9%
(22)
7.4%
(18)
1.9%
(4)
Public administration4.9%
(22)
4.1%
(10)
5.7%
(12)
Health care4.9%
(22)
1.6%
(4)
8.6%
(18)
Professional, scientific, and technical services4.4%
(20)
2.5%
(6)
6.7%
(14)
Food and beverage stores3.8%
(17)
0.8%
(2)
7.2%
(15)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting3.5%
(16)
4.9%
(12)
1.9%
(4)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers3.5%
(16)
5.3%
(13)
1.4%
(3)
Department and other general merchandise stores2.7%
(12)
2.5%
(6)
2.9%
(6)
Broadcasting and telecommunications2.4%
(11)
1.2%
(3)
3.8%
(8)
Social assistance2.4%
(11)
1.6%
(4)
3.3%
(7)
Repair and maintenance2.2%
(10)
4.1%
(10)
0.0%
(0)
Personal and laundry services2.2%
(10)
1.2%
(3)
3.3%
(7)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation1.8%
(8)
1.6%
(4)
1.9%
(4)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers1.5%
(7)
2.9%
(7)
0.0%
(0)
Gasoline stations1.5%
(7)
2.1%
(5)
1.0%
(2)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores1.5%
(7)
0.8%
(2)
2.4%
(5)
Air transportation1.3%
(6)
0.4%
(1)
2.4%
(5)
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers1.3%
(6)
2.1%
(5)
0.5%
(1)
Metal and metal products1.1%
(5)
2.1%
(5)
0.0%
(0)
Administrative and support and waste management services1.1%
(5)
1.2%
(3)
1.0%
(2)
Machinery1.1%
(5)
2.1%
(5)
0.0%
(0)
Finance and insurance1.1%
(5)
0.0%
(0)
2.4%
(5)
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers0.9%
(4)
0.8%
(2)
1.0%
(2)
Private households0.9%
(4)
0.0%
(0)
1.9%
(4)
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers0.7%
(3)
1.2%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
Real estate and rental and leasing0.7%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
1.4%
(3)
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers0.7%
(3)
1.2%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
Book stores and news dealers0.7%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
1.4%
(3)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations0.7%
(3)
0.0%
(0)
1.4%
(3)
Transportation equipment0.4%
(2)
0.8%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Other direct selling establishments0.4%
(2)
0.8%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Rail transportation0.4%
(2)
0.8%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.4%
(2)
0.8%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers0.4%
(2)
0.8%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Water transportation0.4%
(2)
0.8%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
Utilities0.4%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
1.0%
(2)
Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries0.4%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
1.0%
(2)
Pharmacies and drug stores0.4%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
1.0%
(2)
Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores0.4%
(2)
0.0%
(0)
1.0%
(2)
Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores0.4%
(2)
0.4%
(1)
0.5%
(1)
Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.2%
(1)
0.4%
(1)
0.0%
(0)
Nonmetallic mineral products0.2%
(1)
0.4%
(1)
0.0%
(0)
Office supplies and stationery stores0.2%
(1)
0.0%
(0)
0.5%
(1)

Unemployment in Houston

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 15.2%Males
  • 11.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 12.5%Males
  • 57.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 58.7%Males
  • 57.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 61.0%Males
  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 22.6%Males
  • 11.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 20.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 28.6%Males
  • 10.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 15.4%Males

Time leaving home to go to work

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Houston:

10.7% (78)
Alaska:

4.1% (13,951)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Houston:

2.4% (18)
Alaska:

3.8% (13,046)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Houston:

4.3% (31)
Alaska:

5.0% (17,284)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Houston:

10.8% (79)
Alaska:

7.4% (25,418)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Houston:

12.0% (87)
Alaska:

9.5% (32,659)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Houston:

10.3% (75)
Alaska:

12.7% (43,781)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Houston:

5.9% (43)
Alaska:

15.0% (51,559)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Houston:

9.4% (69)
Alaska:

10.9% (37,652)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Houston:

4.4% (32)
Alaska:

6.8% (23,295)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Houston:

7.6% (55)
Alaska:

6.8% (23,419)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Houston:

4.1% (30)
Alaska:

3.3% (11,416)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Houston:

1.1% (8)
Alaska:

1.7% (5,767)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Houston:

12.1% (88)
Alaska:

5.9% (20,372)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Houston:

2.8% (20)
Alaska:

7.1% (24,413)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2000 (%)

12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m.:
Houston:

5.1% (22)
Alaska:

2.5% (7,216)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Houston:

7.2% (31)
Alaska:

2.0% (5,847)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Houston:

6.0% (26)
Alaska:

3.4% (9,831)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Houston:

11.6% (50)
Alaska:

6.3% (18,356)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Houston:

7.4% (32)
Alaska:

9.3% (26,900)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Houston:

6.7% (29)
Alaska:

13.2% (38,331)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Houston:

5.8% (25)
Alaska:

17.8% (51,692)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Houston:

7.2% (31)
Alaska:

10.6% (30,799)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Houston:

7.7% (33)
Alaska:

6.4% (18,465)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Houston:

10.0% (43)
Alaska:

7.0% (20,202)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Houston:

4.0% (17)
Alaska:

3.2% (9,274)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Houston:

2.6% (11)
Alaska:

1.5% (4,466)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Houston:

11.2% (48)
Alaska:

6.2% (18,026)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Houston:

5.6% (24)
Alaska:

6.6% (19,214)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 (%) - Males

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    11.6% (50)
    Alaska:

    4.8% (9,197)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    3.2% (14)
    Alaska:

    5.1% (9,890)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    6.3% (27)
    Alaska:

    6.8% (13,178)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    19.2% (82)
    Alaska:

    8.5% (16,437)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    7.2% (31)
    Alaska:

    10.2% (19,664)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    12.5% (54)
    Alaska:

    12.7% (24,490)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    8.9% (38)
    Alaska:

    13.4% (25,874)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    6.0% (26)
    Alaska:

    9.7% (18,711)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    3.2% (14)
    Alaska:

    5.4% (10,429)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    3.4% (15)
    Alaska:

    6.1% (11,723)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    12.8% (55)
    Alaska:

    6.4% (12,408)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    2.4% (10)
    Alaska:

    6.7% (12,847)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2016 (%) - Females

    12:00 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    9.6% (29)
    Alaska:

    3.1% (4,754)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    1.4% (4)
    Alaska:

    2.1% (3,156)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    1.7% (5)
    Alaska:

    2.7% (4,106)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    1.7% (5)
    Alaska:

    5.9% (8,981)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    20.8% (62)
    Alaska:

    8.6% (12,995)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    7.8% (23)
    Alaska:

    12.7% (19,291)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    1.8% (5)
    Alaska:

    17.0% (25,685)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    14.9% (45)
    Alaska:

    12.5% (18,941)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    6.0% (18)
    Alaska:

    8.5% (12,866)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    12.9% (39)
    Alaska:

    7.7% (11,696)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    7.9% (24)
    Alaska:

    3.8% (5,678)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    4.6% (14)
    Alaska:

    2.4% (3,668)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    10.5% (32)
    Alaska:

    5.3% (7,964)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    3.1% (9)
    Alaska:

    7.6% (11,566)

Travel time to work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 74.7%
Number of people working at home: 39 (5.1% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work (%)

Working at home - Houston

Working at home - Alaska

Less than 5 minutes:
Houston:

3.3% (14)
Alaska:

7.6% (22,212)
5 to 9 minutes:
Houston:

2.8% (12)
Alaska:

17.6% (51,239)
10 to 14 minutes:
Houston:

8.4% (36)
Alaska:

19.3% (56,182)
15 to 19 minutes:
Houston:

8.4% (36)
Alaska:

18.5% (53,617)
20 to 24 minutes:
Houston:

10.2% (44)
Alaska:

12.7% (37,046)
25 to 29 minutes:
Houston:

4.9% (21)
Alaska:

3.7% (10,787)
30 to 34 minutes:
Houston:

17.0% (73)
Alaska:

6.6% (19,056)
35 to 39 minutes:
Houston:

0.7% (3)
Alaska:

0.8% (2,331)
40 to 44 minutes:
Houston:

4.0% (17)
Alaska:

1.3% (3,920)
45 to 59 minutes:
Houston:

9.8% (42)
Alaska:

2.6% (7,441)
60 to 89 minutes:
Houston:

14.7% (63)
Alaska:

2.5% (7,345)
90 or more minutes:
Houston:

14.2% (61)
Alaska:

2.6% (7,443)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work - Houston

Means of transportation to work - Alaska

Drove car alone:
Houston:

70.7% (304)
Alaska:

66.5% (193,165)
Carpooled:
Houston:

14.4% (62)
Alaska:

15.5% (45,012)
Bus or trolley bus:
Houston:

0.9% (4)
Alaska:

1.3% (3,821)
Walked:
Houston:

4.2% (18)
Alaska:

7.3% (21,298)
Other means:
Houston:

7.9% (34)
Alaska:

4.2% (12,081)

Private vehicle occupancy

Private vehicle occupancy in 2016 (%)

Drove alone:
Houston:

88.1% (605)
Alaska:

85.0% (250,492)
In 2 person carpool:
Houston:

10.3% (70)
Alaska:

11.2% (33,031)
In 3 person carpool:
Houston:

1.3% (9)
Alaska:

2.1% (6,076)

Private vehicle occupancy in 2000 (%)

Drove alone:
Houston:

83.1% (304)
Alaska:

81.1% (193,165)
In 2 person carpool:
Houston:

11.7% (43)
Alaska:

14.9% (35,506)
In 3 person carpool:
Houston:

1.6% (6)
Alaska:

2.7% (6,328)
In 4 person carpool:
Houston:

0.3% (1)
Alaska:

0.9% (2,028)
In 5-6 person carpool:
Houston:

2.2% (8)
Alaska:

0.4% (845)
In 7+ person carpool:
Houston:

1.1% (4)
Alaska:

0.1% (305)

Class of Workers

Class of Workers (%)

Employee of private company:
Houston:

62.4% (282)
Alaska:

53.1% (149,602)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Houston:

1.5% (7)
Alaska:

2.6% (7,276)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Houston:

8.0% (36)
Alaska:

9.2% (25,962)
Local government workers:
Houston:

9.1% (41)
Alaska:

9.8% (27,669)
State government workers:
Houston:

2.7% (12)
Alaska:

9.3% (26,317)
Federal government workers:
Houston:

3.8% (17)
Alaska:

7.6% (21,344)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Houston:

12.6% (57)
Alaska:

8.0% (22,520)

Class of Workers (%) - Males

Employee of private company - Males:
Houston:

66.3% (161)
Alaska:

56.9% (84,832)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
Houston:

2.1% (5)
Alaska:

3.4% (5,040)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
Houston:

1.6% (4)
Alaska:

6.2% (9,212)
Local government workers - Males:
Houston:

4.9% (12)
Alaska:

8.1% (12,122)
State government workers - Males:
Houston:

4.1% (10)
Alaska:

8.2% (12,171)
Federal government workers - Males:
Houston:

5.3% (13)
Alaska:

8.3% (12,355)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
Houston:

15.6% (38)
Alaska:

8.7% (12,959)

Class of Workers (%) - Females

Employee of private company - Females:
Houston:

57.9% (121)
Alaska:

48.9% (64,770)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Females:
Houston:

1.0% (2)
Alaska:

1.7% (2,236)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Females:
Houston:

15.3% (32)
Alaska:

12.6% (16,750)
Local government workers - Females:
Houston:

13.9% (29)
Alaska:

11.7% (15,547)
State government workers - Females:
Houston:

1.0% (2)
Alaska:

10.7% (14,146)
Federal government workers - Females:
Houston:

1.9% (4)
Alaska:

6.8% (8,989)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Females:
Houston:

9.1% (19)
Alaska:

7.2% (9,561)
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