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Most common industries

Most common industries in 2009 (%)

Most common industries in 2000 (%)

Most common industries for males in 2009 (%)

Most common industries for males in 2000 (%)

Most common industries for females in 2009 (%)

Most common industries for females in 2000 (%)

 

Most common industries
(2009 Data)

Most common industries
(2000 Data)

Industry

All

Males

Females

All

Males

Females

Educational services18.5%
(200,118)
8.8%
(53,707)
31.4%
(146,411)
8.0%
(69,089)
4.2%
(20,284)
12.8%
(48,805)
Professional, scientific, and technical services13.4%
(144,963)
14.1%
(86,347)
12.6%
(58,616)
8.1%
(70,019)
8.5%
(40,522)
7.7%
(29,497)
Construction11.0%
(119,242)
18.2%
(111,611)
1.6%
(7,631)
8.7%
(75,086)
14.4%
(69,030)
1.6%
(6,056)
Health care10.5%
(112,951)
4.6%
(28,396)
18.1%
(84,555)
8.4%
(72,190)
4.0%
(19,148)
13.9%
(53,042)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers10.4%
(111,785)
9.7%
(59,168)
11.3%
(52,617)
1.2%
(10,728)
1.9%
(8,869)
0.5%
(1,859)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation9.1%
(98,328)
7.6%
(46,646)
11.1%
(51,682)
1.3%
(10,925)
1.3%
(6,066)
1.3%
(4,859)
Social assistance8.8%
(95,475)
4.2%
(26,020)
14.9%
(69,455)
1.4%
(11,817)
0.3%
(1,381)
2.7%
(10,436)
Management of companies and enterprises7.9%
(85,676)
8.1%
(49,873)
7.7%
(35,803)
0.1%
(1,061)
0.1%
(541)
0.1%
(520)
Finance and insurance6.1%
(66,073)
5.5%
(33,898)
6.9%
(32,175)
4.7%
(40,021)
3.3%
(15,779)
6.4%
(24,242)
Repair and maintenance6.0%
(64,634)
4.5%
(27,743)
7.9%
(36,891)
2.0%
(17,274)
3.2%
(15,383)
0.5%
(1,891)
Air transportation5.0%
(54,239)
6.6%
(40,327)
3.0%
(13,912)
0.9%
(7,840)
0.8%
(3,971)
1.0%
(3,869)
Real estate and rental and leasing3.7%
(39,468)
3.0%
(18,473)
4.5%
(20,995)
2.6%
(22,004)
2.5%
(12,065)
2.6%
(9,939)
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction2.4%
(25,739)
2.9%
(17,466)
1.8%
(8,273)
1.8%
(15,209)
2.2%
(10,358)
1.3%
(4,851)
Pharmacies and drug stores2.1%
(22,728)
2.2%
(13,535)
2.0%
(9,193)
0.5%
(3,987)
0.3%
(1,330)
0.7%
(2,657)
Warehousing and storage2.1%
(22,588)
2.6%
(15,899)
1.4%
(6,689)
0.2%
(2,019)
0.3%
(1,498)
0.1%
(521)
Personal and laundry services1.8%
(19,740)
2.9%
(17,704)
0.4%
(2,036)
1.7%
(14,571)
1.0%
(4,880)
2.5%
(9,691)
Metal and metal products1.8%
(19,132)
2.8%
(16,998)
0.5%
(2,134)
1.5%
(13,073)
2.4%
(11,332)
0.5%
(1,741)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations1.6%
(17,751)
0.6%
(3,899)
3.0%
(13,852)
1.2%
(10,745)
1.0%
(4,615)
1.6%
(6,130)
Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries1.6%
(16,830)
1.7%
(10,329)
1.4%
(6,501)
0.6%
(5,490)
0.6%
(2,949)
0.7%
(2,541)
Retail florists1.4%
(14,974)
1.0%
(6,116)
1.9%
(8,858)
0.1%
(996)
0.1%
(345)
0.2%
(651)
Public administration1.4%
(14,861)
0.2%
(1,217)
2.9%
(13,644)
2.8%
(24,232)
2.7%
(12,925)
3.0%
(11,307)
U. S. Postal service1.4%
(14,616)
2.1%
(12,979)
0.4%
(1,637)
0.6%
(5,396)
0.6%
(3,015)
0.6%
(2,381)
Accommodation and food services1.3%
(14,137)
1.4%
(8,821)
1.1%
(5,316)
6.8%
(58,513)
6.2%
(29,879)
7.5%
(28,634)
Chemicals1.2%
(13,024)
1.4%
(8,595)
0.9%
(4,429)
1.2%
(10,297)
1.6%
(7,880)
0.6%
(2,417)
Machinery1.2%
(12,539)
1.7%
(10,698)
0.4%
(1,841)
1.1%
(9,213)
1.6%
(7,518)
0.4%
(1,695)
Private households1.1%
(12,282)
0.8%
(4,923)
1.6%
(7,359)
1.0%
(8,256)
0.1%
(629)
2.0%
(7,627)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores1.1%
(11,841)
1.4%
(8,680)
0.7%
(3,161)
0.6%
(5,038)
0.7%
(3,412)
0.4%
(1,626)
Petroleum and coal products1.1%
(11,472)
1.3%
(8,071)
0.7%
(3,401)
0.8%
(6,598)
1.0%
(4,561)
0.5%
(2,037)
Data processing, libraries, and other information services0.9%
(9,809)
1.0%
(6,012)
0.8%
(3,797)
0.4%
(3,415)
0.4%
(1,740)
0.4%
(1,675)
Rail transportation0.9%
(9,342)
1.0%
(5,913)
0.7%
(3,429)
0.1%
(1,060)
0.2%
(965)
0.0%
(95)
Radio, TV, and computer stores0.8%
(8,836)
0.9%
(5,276)
0.8%
(3,560)
0.8%
(6,726)
0.9%
(4,308)
0.6%
(2,418)
Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores0.8%
(8,204)
0.4%
(2,747)
1.2%
(5,457)
0.2%
(1,364)
0.1%
(588)
0.2%
(776)
Food0.7%
(7,235)
0.8%
(4,940)
0.5%
(2,295)
0.6%
(5,224)
0.6%
(3,064)
0.6%
(2,160)
Miscellaneous manufacturing0.7%
(7,136)
0.8%
(4,622)
0.5%
(2,514)
1.0%
(8,390)
1.2%
(5,867)
0.7%
(2,523)
Food and beverage stores0.6%
(6,740)
0.9%
(5,513)
0.3%
(1,227)
2.1%
(17,718)
2.0%
(9,755)
2.1%
(7,963)
Health and personal care, except drug, stores0.6%
(6,727)
0.4%
(2,276)
1.0%
(4,451)
0.2%
(1,364)
0.1%
(393)
0.3%
(971)
Computer and electronic products0.6%
(6,674)
0.7%
(4,273)
0.5%
(2,401)
1.1%
(9,846)
1.3%
(6,235)
0.9%
(3,611)
Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers0.6%
(6,418)
0.7%
(4,000)
0.5%
(2,418)
0.6%
(5,043)
0.6%
(2,983)
0.5%
(2,060)
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers0.6%
(6,389)
0.9%
(5,291)
0.2%
(1,098)
0.6%
(5,403)
0.9%
(4,173)
0.3%
(1,230)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers0.5%
(5,668)
0.6%
(3,967)
0.4%
(1,701)
0.6%
(4,967)
0.7%
(3,454)
0.4%
(1,513)
Broadcasting and telecommunications0.5%
(5,633)
0.6%
(3,721)
0.4%
(1,912)
1.4%
(12,132)
1.4%
(6,600)
1.5%
(5,532)
Electronic shopping and mail-order houses0.5%
(5,339)
0.3%
(1,943)
0.7%
(3,396)
0.1%
(977)
0.1%
(590)
0.1%
(387)
Transportation equipment0.4%
(4,381)
0.6%
(3,509)
0.2%
(872)
0.4%
(3,233)
0.5%
(2,524)
0.2%
(709)
Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.4%
(4,079)
0.6%
(3,478)
0.1%
(601)
0.6%
(4,821)
0.8%
(3,794)
0.3%
(1,027)
Printing and related support activities0.3%
(3,501)
0.3%
(1,888)
0.3%
(1,613)
0.5%
(4,052)
0.5%
(2,523)
0.4%
(1,529)
Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores0.3%
(3,298)
0.3%
(2,020)
0.3%
(1,278)
0.6%
(5,533)
0.4%
(1,757)
1.0%
(3,776)
Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores0.3%
(3,249)
0.2%
(1,413)
0.4%
(1,836)
0.0%
(340)
0.0%
(113)
0.1%
(227)
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers0.3%
(3,092)
0.3%
(1,639)
0.3%
(1,453)
0.4%
(3,792)
0.5%
(2,379)
0.4%
(1,413)
Gasoline stations0.3%
(3,071)
0.1%
(844)
0.5%
(2,227)
0.3%
(2,635)
0.3%
(1,579)
0.3%
(1,056)
Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers0.3%
(2,713)
0.2%
(1,221)
0.3%
(1,492)
1.7%
(14,223)
2.2%
(10,530)
1.0%
(3,693)
Metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers0.2%
(2,541)
0.4%
(2,204)
0.1%
(337)
0.2%
(1,883)
0.3%
(1,510)
0.1%
(373)
Electrical equipment, appliances, and components0.2%
(2,472)
0.3%
(1,556)
0.2%
(916)
0.2%
(1,946)
0.3%
(1,575)
0.1%
(371)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting0.2%
(2,412)
0.3%
(2,058)
0.1%
(354)
0.1%
(1,195)
0.2%
(946)
0.1%
(249)
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers0.2%
(2,244)
0.3%
(1,716)
0.1%
(528)
0.4%
(3,556)
0.5%
(2,349)
0.3%
(1,207)
Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers0.2%
(2,146)
0.2%
(1,471)
0.1%
(675)
0.3%
(2,679)
0.4%
(1,847)
0.2%
(832)
Plastics and rubber products0.2%
(1,930)
0.2%
(1,501)
0.1%
(429)
0.5%
(3,880)
0.5%
(2,539)
0.4%
(1,341)
Water transportation0.2%
(1,923)
0.3%
(1,815)
0.0%
(108)
0.1%
(652)
0.1%
(502)
0.0%
(150)
Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers0.2%
(1,829)
0.2%
(973)
0.2%
(856)
0.2%
(1,408)
0.3%
(1,215)
0.1%
(193)
Utilities0.2%
(1,812)
0.2%
(1,355)
0.1%
(457)
1.2%
(9,964)
1.3%
(6,055)
1.0%
(3,909)
Beverage and tobacco products0.2%
(1,754)
0.2%
(1,068)
0.1%
(686)
0.1%
(1,134)
0.2%
(978)
0.0%
(156)
Nonmetallic mineral products0.2%
(1,706)
0.2%
(1,477)
0.0%
(229)
0.2%
(1,985)
0.3%
(1,586)
0.1%
(399)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.1%
(1,575)
0.2%
(1,136)
0.1%
(439)
0.3%
(2,636)
0.4%
(1,866)
0.2%
(770)
Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,505)
0.2%
(974)
0.1%
(531)
0.2%
(1,869)
0.3%
(1,472)
0.1%
(397)
Wood products0.1%
(1,476)
0.2%
(1,074)
0.1%
(402)
0.1%
(1,243)
0.2%
(1,070)
0.0%
(173)
Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,410)
0.2%
(1,282)
0.0%
(128)
0.1%
(932)
0.2%
(774)
0.0%
(158)
Administrative and support and waste management services0.1%
(1,342)
0.1%
(655)
0.1%
(687)
5.3%
(45,846)
5.5%
(26,387)
5.1%
(19,459)
Textile mills and textile products0.1%
(1,280)
0.1%
(370)
0.2%
(910)
0.1%
(782)
0.1%
(347)
0.1%
(435)
Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,275)
0.1%
(749)
0.1%
(526)
0.2%
(1,669)
0.2%
(921)
0.2%
(748)
Truck transportation0.1%
(1,245)
0.2%
(1,145)
0.0%
(100)
1.4%
(12,393)
2.3%
(10,881)
0.4%
(1,512)
Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores0.1%
(1,154)
0.1%
(319)
0.2%
(835)
0.3%
(2,413)
0.3%
(1,370)
0.3%
(1,043)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores0.1%
(1,128)
0.1%
(762)
0.1%
(366)
0.5%
(4,455)
0.4%
(1,904)
0.7%
(2,551)
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,062)
0.1%
(839)
0.0%
(223)
0.2%
(1,339)
0.2%
(972)
0.1%
(367)
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,020)
0.1%
(868)
0.0%
(152)
0.1%
(997)
0.1%
(664)
0.1%
(333)
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers0.1%
(947)
0.1%
(733)
0.0%
(214)
0.1%
(885)
0.2%
(781)
0.0%
(104)
Office supplies and stationery stores0.1%
(825)
0.0%
(289)
0.1%
(536)
0.1%
(1,046)
0.1%
(655)
0.1%
(391)
Department and other general merchandise stores0.1%
(799)
0.1%
(351)
0.1%
(448)
1.7%
(14,208)
0.9%
(4,340)
2.6%
(9,868)
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers0.1%
(792)
0.1%
(515)
0.1%
(277)
0.2%
(1,637)
0.2%
(881)
0.2%
(756)
Paper and paper products merchant wholesalers0.1%
(783)
0.1%
(646)
0.0%
(137)
0.1%
(1,002)
0.1%
(704)
0.1%
(298)
Paper0.1%
(781)
0.1%
(725)
0.0%
(56)
0.1%
(1,233)
0.2%
(817)
0.1%
(416)
Other direct selling establishments0.1%
(683)
0.1%
(330)
0.1%
(353)
0.5%
(4,687)
0.5%
(2,456)
0.6%
(2,231)
Book stores and news dealers0.0%
(459)
0.0%
(129)
0.1%
(330)
0.1%
(1,186)
0.1%
(596)
0.2%
(590)

Most common occupations

Most common occupations in 2009 (%)

Most common occupations in 2000 (%)

Most common occupations for males in 2009 (%)

Most common occupations for males in 2000 (%)

Most common occupations for females in 2009 (%)

Most common occupations for females in 2000 (%)

 

Most common occupations
(2009 Data)

Most common occupations
(2000 Data)

Occupation

All

Males

Females

All

Males

Females

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations5.5%
(59,519)
5.3%
(32,667)
5.8%
(26,852)
4.5%
(38,682)
4.1%
(19,840)
4.9%
(18,842)
Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers4.7%
(50,271)
4.6%
(28,286)
4.7%
(21,985)
4.1%
(35,032)
4.3%
(20,811)
3.7%
(14,221)
Other sales and related workers including supervisors3.2%
(34,240)
3.1%
(19,293)
3.2%
(14,947)
3.6%
(30,567)
3.6%
(17,399)
3.5%
(13,168)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors2.7%
(29,284)
1.2%
(7,423)
4.7%
(21,861)
3.9%
(33,456)
2.0%
(9,428)
6.3%
(24,028)
Cooks and food preparation workers2.6%
(28,481)
1.8%
(10,954)
3.8%
(17,527)
2.0%
(17,013)
1.9%
(8,918)
2.1%
(8,095)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers2.5%
(27,315)
0.8%
(4,805)
4.8%
(22,510)
2.7%
(23,321)
0.9%
(4,354)
5.0%
(18,967)
Retail sales workers except cashiers2.5%
(27,235)
2.2%
(13,572)
2.9%
(13,663)
2.8%
(24,346)
2.5%
(11,974)
3.2%
(12,372)
Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing2.4%
(26,402)
2.8%
(17,251)
2.0%
(9,151)
2.8%
(24,138)
3.3%
(15,698)
2.2%
(8,440)
Cashiers2.4%
(26,139)
1.4%
(8,714)
3.7%
(17,425)
2.3%
(19,564)
1.1%
(5,295)
3.7%
(14,269)
Other production occupations including supervisors2.4%
(25,810)
3.3%
(19,928)
1.3%
(5,882)
2.6%
(22,464)
3.5%
(16,944)
1.4%
(5,520)
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers2.4%
(25,626)
3.9%
(24,029)
0.3%
(1,597)
2.5%
(21,292)
4.2%
(20,234)
0.3%
(1,058)
Laborers and material movers, hand2.3%
(25,330)
3.3%
(20,074)
1.1%
(5,256)
2.1%
(17,676)
2.9%
(14,084)
0.9%
(3,592)
Engineers2.3%
(25,328)
3.4%
(21,002)
0.9%
(4,326)
1.9%
(16,351)
3.0%
(14,428)
0.5%
(1,923)
Construction laborers2.3%
(24,371)
3.9%
(23,735)
0.1%
(636)
1.6%
(13,903)
2.8%
(13,554)
0.1%
(349)
Computer specialists2.2%
(23,589)
3.0%
(18,369)
1.1%
(5,220)
2.7%
(23,153)
3.5%
(16,532)
1.7%
(6,621)
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers2.1%
(23,091)
2.7%
(16,262)
1.5%
(6,829)
2.5%
(21,135)
2.9%
(13,934)
1.9%
(7,201)
Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers2.1%
(22,281)
3.6%
(21,751)
0.1%
(530)
1.6%
(13,508)
2.8%
(13,313)
0.1%
(195)
Secretaries and administrative assistants2.0%
(21,123)
0.2%
(1,450)
4.2%
(19,673)
2.7%
(22,795)
0.2%
(896)
5.7%
(21,899)
Business operations specialists1.9%
(20,543)
1.5%
(9,437)
2.4%
(11,106)
2.3%
(19,728)
2.0%
(9,528)
2.7%
(10,200)
Metal workers and plastic workers1.9%
(20,269)
3.2%
(19,759)
0.1%
(510)
1.6%
(14,173)
2.8%
(13,244)
0.2%
(929)
Information and record clerks except customer service representatives1.8%
(18,991)
0.6%
(3,732)
3.3%
(15,259)
2.0%
(17,590)
0.7%
(3,447)
3.7%
(14,143)
Accountants and auditors1.7%
(18,865)
1.5%
(8,898)
2.1%
(9,967)
1.9%
(16,132)
1.5%
(7,307)
2.3%
(8,825)
Carpenters1.7%
(18,152)
3.0%
(18,152)
0.0%
(0)
1.3%
(11,001)
2.3%
(10,885)
0.0%
(116)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors1.6%
(17,806)
2.7%
(16,565)
0.3%
(1,241)
2.1%
(18,455)
3.6%
(17,375)
0.3%
(1,080)
Waiters and waitresses1.5%
(16,632)
1.0%
(6,276)
2.2%
(10,356)
1.3%
(11,348)
1.0%
(4,772)
1.7%
(6,576)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides1.5%
(16,342)
0.4%
(2,678)
2.9%
(13,664)
1.3%
(11,405)
0.3%
(1,656)
2.6%
(9,749)
Customer service representatives1.4%
(15,334)
0.7%
(4,469)
2.3%
(10,865)
1.7%
(14,571)
1.0%
(4,832)
2.6%
(9,739)
Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors1.4%
(14,961)
1.2%
(7,576)
1.6%
(7,385)
1.2%
(10,454)
1.2%
(5,974)
1.2%
(4,480)
Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers1.4%
(14,725)
0.7%
(4,341)
2.2%
(10,384)
0.6%
(5,467)
0.4%
(2,133)
0.9%
(3,334)
Painters and paperhangers1.3%
(13,683)
2.2%
(13,621)
0.0%
(62)
0.9%
(7,641)
1.5%
(7,404)
0.1%
(237)
Lawyers1.2%
(12,892)
1.3%
(7,882)
1.1%
(5,010)
1.1%
(9,450)
1.4%
(6,501)
0.8%
(2,949)
Health technologists and technicians1.2%
(12,871)
0.8%
(4,623)
1.8%
(8,248)
1.2%
(10,690)
0.5%
(2,598)
2.1%
(8,092)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers1.1%
(12,400)
2.0%
(12,139)
0.1%
(261)
1.5%
(13,093)
2.7%
(12,828)
0.1%
(265)
Top executives1.1%
(12,328)
1.5%
(9,289)
0.7%
(3,039)
1.4%
(12,389)
2.1%
(9,890)
0.7%
(2,499)
Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations1.1%
(12,006)
0.6%
(3,723)
1.8%
(8,283)
0.8%
(7,305)
0.2%
(1,186)
1.6%
(6,119)
Registered nurses1.0%
(11,198)
0.3%
(1,826)
2.0%
(9,372)
1.3%
(10,963)
0.3%
(1,243)
2.5%
(9,720)
Operations specialties managers except financial managers1.0%
(10,786)
1.1%
(6,944)
0.8%
(3,842)
1.0%
(8,708)
1.2%
(5,736)
0.8%
(2,972)
Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses0.9%
(9,670)
0.7%
(4,038)
1.2%
(5,632)
0.6%
(4,954)
0.5%
(2,425)
0.7%
(2,529)
Other healthcare support occupations0.9%
(9,422)
0.3%
(1,834)
1.6%
(7,588)
0.6%
(4,732)
0.1%
(620)
1.1%
(4,112)
Other financial specialists0.9%
(9,347)
0.9%
(5,757)
0.8%
(3,590)
0.9%
(7,408)
0.9%
(4,307)
0.8%
(3,101)
Personal appearance workers0.8%
(9,143)
0.2%
(1,194)
1.7%
(7,949)
0.8%
(6,731)
0.3%
(1,593)
1.3%
(5,138)
Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks0.8%
(9,135)
0.3%
(1,844)
1.6%
(7,291)
0.9%
(7,734)
0.3%
(1,585)
1.6%
(6,149)
Life and physical scientists0.8%
(9,079)
0.8%
(5,022)
0.9%
(4,057)
0.8%
(6,997)
1.0%
(4,893)
0.6%
(2,104)
Other protective service workers including supervisors0.8%
(9,069)
0.9%
(5,241)
0.8%
(3,828)
0.9%
(8,000)
1.2%
(5,517)
0.7%
(2,483)
Child care workers0.8%
(8,991)
0.1%
(499)
1.8%
(8,492)
0.9%
(7,511)
0.1%
(330)
1.9%
(7,181)
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks0.8%
(8,722)
0.3%
(1,979)
1.4%
(6,743)
1.2%
(10,413)
0.3%
(1,521)
2.3%
(8,892)
Physicians and surgeons0.8%
(8,102)
0.9%
(5,388)
0.6%
(2,714)
0.7%
(6,350)
0.9%
(4,294)
0.5%
(2,056)
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists0.7%
(8,037)
0.3%
(1,541)
1.4%
(6,496)
0.8%
(7,002)
0.4%
(2,060)
1.3%
(4,942)
Assemblers and fabricators0.7%
(7,802)
0.8%
(5,167)
0.6%
(2,635)
0.8%
(7,177)
0.9%
(4,217)
0.8%
(2,960)
Art and design workers0.7%
(7,554)
0.6%
(3,746)
0.8%
(3,808)
0.8%
(6,450)
0.7%
(3,154)
0.9%
(3,296)
Electricians0.7%
(7,393)
1.2%
(7,295)
0.0%
(98)
0.5%
(4,341)
0.9%
(4,237)
0.0%
(104)
Law enforcement workers including supervisors0.7%
(7,299)
0.8%
(5,075)
0.5%
(2,224)
0.6%
(5,020)
0.8%
(3,645)
0.4%
(1,375)
Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians0.7%
(7,249)
1.1%
(6,553)
0.1%
(696)
0.5%
(4,428)
0.8%
(3,592)
0.2%
(836)
Media and communication equipment workers0.7%
(7,235)
0.7%
(4,322)
0.6%
(2,913)
0.7%
(5,739)
0.7%
(3,276)
0.6%
(2,463)
Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand0.7%
(7,054)
1.1%
(6,435)
0.1%
(619)
0.6%
(5,002)
1.0%
(4,721)
0.1%
(281)
Postsecondary teachers0.6%
(6,903)
0.6%
(3,696)
0.7%
(3,207)
0.9%
(7,639)
0.9%
(4,249)
0.9%
(3,390)
Other construction workers and helpers0.6%
(6,787)
1.0%
(6,412)
0.1%
(375)
0.3%
(2,881)
0.6%
(2,747)
0.0%
(134)
Financial managers0.6%
(6,777)
0.5%
(3,331)
0.7%
(3,446)
0.7%
(5,897)
0.6%
(2,905)
0.8%
(2,992)
Supervisors of construction and extraction workers0.6%
(6,499)
1.0%
(6,266)
0.0%
(233)
0.6%
(5,371)
1.1%
(5,131)
0.1%
(240)
Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers0.6%
(6,160)
0.4%
(2,153)
0.9%
(4,007)
1.0%
(8,433)
0.9%
(4,522)
1.0%
(3,911)
Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations0.6%
(6,145)
0.5%
(2,844)
0.7%
(3,301)
0.5%
(4,438)
0.5%
(2,285)
0.6%
(2,153)
Secondary school teachers0.5%
(5,471)
0.2%
(1,322)
0.9%
(4,149)
0.5%
(4,081)
0.3%
(1,324)
0.7%
(2,757)
Legal support workers0.5%
(4,995)
0.2%
(1,040)
0.8%
(3,955)
0.5%
(4,416)
0.3%
(1,385)
0.8%
(3,031)
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers0.5%
(4,869)
0.3%
(1,598)
0.7%
(3,271)
0.7%
(5,692)
0.4%
(2,007)
1.0%
(3,685)
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters0.5%
(4,867)
0.8%
(4,654)
0.0%
(213)
0.5%
(3,957)
0.8%
(3,865)
0.0%
(92)
Religious workers0.4%
(4,515)
0.4%
(2,545)
0.4%
(1,970)
0.3%
(2,777)
0.4%
(1,904)
0.2%
(873)
Bus drivers0.4%
(4,221)
0.3%
(1,789)
0.5%
(2,432)
0.4%
(3,200)
0.3%
(1,660)
0.4%
(1,540)
Food processing workers0.4%
(3,888)
0.5%
(3,056)
0.2%
(832)
0.4%
(3,095)
0.4%
(1,923)
0.3%
(1,172)
Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers0.4%
(3,816)
0.5%
(2,848)
0.2%
(968)
0.4%
(3,648)
0.4%
(2,152)
0.4%
(1,496)
Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants0.3%
(3,329)
0.3%
(1,838)
0.3%
(1,491)
0.2%
(2,014)
0.2%
(800)
0.3%
(1,214)
Life, physical, and social science technicians0.3%
(3,298)
0.3%
(1,850)
0.3%
(1,448)
0.2%
(2,142)
0.3%
(1,324)
0.2%
(818)
Motor vehicle operators except bus and truck drivers0.3%
(3,024)
0.4%
(2,579)
0.1%
(445)
0.2%
(1,923)
0.4%
(1,694)
0.1%
(229)
Architects, surveyors, and cartographers0.3%
(2,933)
0.3%
(2,005)
0.2%
(928)
0.2%
(2,135)
0.3%
(1,674)
0.1%
(461)
Social scientists and related workers0.3%
(2,862)
0.1%
(895)
0.4%
(1,967)
0.2%
(1,913)
0.1%
(657)
0.3%
(1,256)
Therapists0.2%
(1,959)
0.1%
(339)
0.3%
(1,620)
0.3%
(2,367)
0.1%
(542)
0.5%
(1,825)
Supervisors of transportation and material moving workers0.2%
(1,778)
0.2%
(1,285)
0.1%
(493)
0.2%
(1,540)
0.3%
(1,240)
0.1%
(300)
Agricultural workers including supervisors0.2%
(1,685)
0.2%
(1,521)
0.0%
(164)
0.1%
(897)
0.1%
(687)
0.1%
(210)
Air transportation workers0.2%
(1,621)
0.2%
(1,470)
0.0%
(151)
0.1%
(1,275)
0.2%
(1,151)
0.0%
(124)
Extraction workers0.1%
(1,556)
0.3%
(1,556)
0.0%
(0)
0.0%
(418)
0.1%
(391)
0.0%
(27)
Rail and water transportation workers0.1%
(1,447)
0.2%
(1,339)
0.0%
(108)
0.1%
(749)
0.1%
(683)
0.0%
(66)
Special education teachers0.1%
(1,444)
0.1%
(591)
0.2%
(853)
0.1%
(761)
0.0%
(152)
0.2%
(609)
Printing workers0.1%
(1,437)
0.2%
(1,086)
0.1%
(351)
0.2%
(1,929)
0.2%
(1,190)
0.2%
(739)
Other transportation workers0.1%
(1,419)
0.2%
(1,195)
0.0%
(224)
0.2%
(1,419)
0.2%
(1,161)
0.1%
(258)
Plant and system operators0.1%
(1,274)
0.2%
(1,244)
0.0%
(30)
0.2%
(1,366)
0.3%
(1,329)
0.0%
(37)
Librarians, curators, and archivists0.1%
(1,251)
0.0%
(254)
0.2%
(997)
0.2%
(1,409)
0.1%
(386)
0.3%
(1,023)
Fire fighting and prevention workers including supervisors0.1%
(1,176)
0.2%
(1,176)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(1,068)
0.2%
(1,002)
0.0%
(66)
Mathematical science occupations0.1%
(1,063)
0.1%
(649)
0.1%
(414)
0.1%
(907)
0.1%
(667)
0.1%
(240)
Communications equipment operators0.1%
(934)
0.1%
(384)
0.1%
(550)
0.1%
(1,108)
0.0%
(162)
0.2%
(946)
Woodworkers0.0%
(234)
0.0%
(177)
0.0%
(57)
0.1%
(742)
0.1%
(587)
0.0%
(155)

Unemployment in Houston

Unemployment by year (%)

Unemployment by year (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2012
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 6.0%Males
  • 5.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 19.5%Males
  • 16.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 8.6%Males
  • 13.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 7.3%Males
  • 6.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 7.3%Males
  • 14.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 10.4%Males
  • 6.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.6%Males
  • 11.5%Females
  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.2%Males
  • 4.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.8%Males
  • 11.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 8.3%Males
  • 12.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.9%Males
  • 5.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 7.0%Males
  • 12.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.8%Males
  • 10.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 7.4%Males
  • 11.7%Females
Unemployment in 2013:
Houston:

6.3%
Texas:

6.3%
Unemployment in 2012:
Houston:

7.0%
Texas:

6.8%
Unemployment in 2011:
Houston:

8.3%
Texas:

7.9%
Unemployment in 2010:
Houston:

8.5%
Texas:

8.2%
Unemployment in 2009:
Houston:

5.5%
Texas:

5.5%
Unemployment in 2008:
Houston:

4.8%
Texas:

4.9%
Unemployment in 2007:
Houston:

4.3%
Texas:

4.4%
Unemployment in 2006:
Houston:

5.3%
Texas:

4.9%
Unemployment in 2005:
Houston:

5.9%
Texas:

5.4%
Unemployment in 2004:
Houston:

7.3%
Texas:

6.0%
Unemployment in 2003:
Houston:

7.9%
Texas:

6.7%
Unemployment in 2002:
Houston:

7.1%
Texas:

6.4%
Unemployment in 2001:
Houston:

5.5%
Texas:

5.0%
Unemployment in 2000:
Houston:

5.0%
Texas:

4.4%
Unemployment in 1999:
Houston:

5.7%
Texas:

4.7%
Unemployment in 1998:
Houston:

5.2%
Texas:

4.9%
Unemployment in 1997:
Houston:

6.2%
Texas:

5.4%
Unemployment in 1996:
Houston:

6.6%
Texas:

5.8%
Unemployment in 1995:
Houston:

7.2%
Texas:

6.1%
Unemployment in 1994:
Houston:

8.1%
Texas:

6.6%
Unemployment in 1993:
Houston:

8.9%
Texas:

7.2%
Unemployment in 1992:
Houston:

8.6%
Texas:

7.6%
Unemployment in 1991:
Houston:

7.0%
Texas:

7.0%
Unemployment in 1990:
Houston:

6.2%
Texas:

6.4%

Means of transportation to work

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2009 (%)

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

3.9% (39,971)
Texas:

4.1% (433,263)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Houston:

3.9% (39,536)
Texas:

3.7% (391,624)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Houston:

4.6% (47,324)
Texas:

5.0% (532,623)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Houston:

11.0% (112,559)
Texas:

9.3% (994,708)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Houston:

9.5% (97,762)
Texas:

10.6% (1,127,557)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Houston:

17.6% (179,833)
Texas:

16.3% (1,738,951)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Houston:

11.7% (119,850)
Texas:

13.6% (1,446,011)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Houston:

11.2% (114,684)
Texas:

10.5% (1,117,061)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Houston:

5.2% (53,468)
Texas:

4.8% (515,547)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Houston:

6.3% (64,536)
Texas:

5.9% (633,900)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Houston:

2.8% (29,094)
Texas:

2.7% (285,756)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Houston:

1.0% (10,331)
Texas:

1.2% (122,835)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Houston:

5.4% (54,842)
Texas:

5.8% (617,084)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Houston:

5.9% (60,031)
Texas:

6.6% (699,707)

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

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

2.8% (23,284)
Texas:

3.1% (281,361)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Houston:

2.9% (24,294)
Texas:

2.9% (262,060)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Houston:

4.2% (35,491)
Texas:

4.4% (403,423)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Houston:

9.5% (79,891)
Texas:

8.8% (808,876)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Houston:

10.7% (90,390)
Texas:

10.7% (976,557)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Houston:

17.1% (143,977)
Texas:

16.4% (1,500,904)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Houston:

14.3% (120,495)
Texas:

16.8% (1,536,308)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Houston:

10.7% (89,813)
Texas:

10.0% (913,601)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Houston:

4.9% (41,499)
Texas:

4.4% (398,656)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Houston:

6.1% (51,192)
Texas:

5.2% (472,592)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Houston:

2.5% (20,857)
Texas:

2.2% (197,844)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Houston:

1.0% (8,152)
Texas:

0.9% (86,997)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Houston:

5.3% (44,471)
Texas:

5.5% (503,565)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Houston:

5.7% (48,174)
Texas:

6.1% (563,107)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2009 (%) - Males

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

    4.9% (28,640)
    Texas:

    5.2% (307,043)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    5.0% (29,421)
    Texas:

    4.9% (287,925)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    5.4% (31,877)
    Texas:

    6.2% (363,779)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    13.4% (78,850)
    Texas:

    11.3% (665,620)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    9.2% (54,080)
    Texas:

    11.1% (654,926)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    18.2% (107,051)
    Texas:

    15.2% (895,713)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    10.4% (61,284)
    Texas:

    11.5% (676,921)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    10.3% (60,678)
    Texas:

    9.9% (580,658)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    3.9% (22,752)
    Texas:

    4.0% (235,383)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    5.4% (31,626)
    Texas:

    5.2% (306,147)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    2.3% (13,411)
    Texas:

    2.3% (132,258)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    0.8% (4,698)
    Texas:

    1.0% (59,345)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    5.0% (29,268)
    Texas:

    5.5% (323,489)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    5.7% (33,203)
    Texas:

    6.6% (386,424)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2009 (%) - Females

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

    2.6% (11,331)
    Texas:

    2.6% (126,220)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    2.3% (10,115)
    Texas:

    2.2% (103,699)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    3.5% (15,447)
    Texas:

    3.5% (168,844)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    7.7% (33,709)
    Texas:

    6.9% (329,088)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    10.0% (43,682)
    Texas:

    9.9% (472,631)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    16.7% (72,782)
    Texas:

    17.6% (843,238)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    13.4% (58,566)
    Texas:

    16.1% (769,090)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    12.4% (54,006)
    Texas:

    11.2% (536,403)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    7.0% (30,716)
    Texas:

    5.9% (280,164)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    7.5% (32,910)
    Texas:

    6.9% (327,753)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    3.6% (15,683)
    Texas:

    3.2% (153,498)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    1.3% (5,633)
    Texas:

    1.3% (63,490)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    5.9% (25,574)
    Texas:

    6.1% (293,595)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    6.1% (26,828)
    Texas:

    6.6% (313,283)

Travel time to work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.8%
Number of people working at home: 19,706 (2.3% of all workers)
Daytime population change due to commuting: +403,313 (+20.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 681,785 (81.0%)

Travel time to work (in minutes) by means of transportation (%)

Less than 30 minutes - public transportation:
Houston:

22.3% (11,049)
Texas:

27.1% (46,145)
Less than 30 minutes - other means:
Houston:

60.4% (466,299)
Texas:

65.5% (5,719,507)
30 to 44 minutes - public transportation:
Houston:

26.8% (13,274)
Texas:

25.2% (42,951)
30 to 44 minutes - other means:
Houston:

26.0% (200,891)
Texas:

20.2% (1,767,537)
45 to 59 minutes - public transportation:
Houston:

16.4% (8,125)
Texas:

16.2% (27,524)
45 to 59 minutes - other means:
Houston:

7.8% (60,373)
Texas:

7.6% (664,482)
60 or more minutes - public transportation:
Houston:

34.4% (16,993)
Texas:

31.5% (53,648)
60 or more minutes - other means:
Houston:

5.8% (44,976)
Texas:

6.7% (584,057)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2009 (%)

Working at home in 2009 - Houston

Working at home in 2009 - Texas

Less than 5 minutes:
Houston:

1.4% (22,713)
Texas:

3.2% (339,802)
5 to 9 minutes:
Houston:

5.2% (81,975)
Texas:

10.4% (1,109,982)
10 to 14 minutes:
Houston:

9.8% (154,099)
Texas:

14.6% (1,558,224)
15 to 19 minutes:
Houston:

13.0% (203,981)
Texas:

16.4% (1,748,480)
20 to 24 minutes:
Houston:

14.8% (232,496)
Texas:

14.8% (1,578,209)
25 to 29 minutes:
Houston:

6.5% (101,752)
Texas:

5.7% (609,924)
30 to 34 minutes:
Houston:

19.0% (298,508)
Texas:

14.7% (1,560,851)
35 to 39 minutes:
Houston:

3.8% (59,183)
Texas:

2.6% (278,381)
40 to 44 minutes:
Houston:

4.9% (76,555)
Texas:

3.3% (353,305)
45 to 59 minutes:
Houston:

11.5% (180,063)
Texas:

7.5% (800,087)
60 to 89 minutes:
Houston:

7.8% (122,224)
Texas:

4.7% (499,038)
90 or more minutes:
Houston:

2.4% (38,508)
Texas:

1.9% (204,638)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2000 (%)

Working at home in 2000 - Houston

Working at home in 2000 - Texas

Less than 5 minutes:
Houston:

1.7% (14,407)
Texas:

3.0% (277,642)
5 to 9 minutes:
Houston:

6.9% (58,361)
Texas:

10.3% (942,891)
10 to 14 minutes:
Houston:

11.7% (98,346)
Texas:

14.4% (1,317,555)
15 to 19 minutes:
Houston:

15.4% (129,850)
Texas:

16.0% (1,467,945)
20 to 24 minutes:
Houston:

15.0% (126,281)
Texas:

13.9% (1,276,781)
25 to 29 minutes:
Houston:

6.0% (50,103)
Texas:

5.3% (482,838)
30 to 34 minutes:
Houston:

18.8% (158,438)
Texas:

14.3% (1,309,699)
35 to 39 minutes:
Houston:

2.9% (24,740)
Texas:

2.4% (219,873)
40 to 44 minutes:
Houston:

3.7% (30,987)
Texas:

3.1% (280,916)
45 to 59 minutes:
Houston:

8.1% (68,498)
Texas:

7.6% (692,006)
60 to 89 minutes:
Houston:

5.0% (41,819)
Texas:

4.6% (418,905)
90 or more minutes:
Houston:

2.4% (20,150)
Texas:

2.4% (218,800)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2009 (%) - Males

    Less than 5 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    1.6% (14,256)
    Texas:

    3.0% (173,005)
    5 to 9 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    4.6% (41,716)
    Texas:

    9.1% (534,687)
    10 to 14 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    8.7% (79,184)
    Texas:

    13.3% (777,759)
    15 to 19 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    12.2% (111,167)
    Texas:

    15.8% (924,014)
    20 to 24 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    14.7% (133,986)
    Texas:

    14.8% (865,257)
    25 to 29 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    6.5% (59,195)
    Texas:

    5.8% (337,489)
    30 to 34 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    20.2% (184,051)
    Texas:

    15.7% (920,501)
    35 to 39 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    4.1% (36,962)
    Texas:

    2.8% (163,082)
    40 to 44 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    4.9% (45,081)
    Texas:

    3.5% (207,873)
    45 to 59 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    11.4% (103,902)
    Texas:

    8.1% (476,404)
    60 to 89 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    8.4% (76,077)
    Texas:

    5.7% (331,711)
    90 or more minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    2.8% (25,431)
    Texas:

    2.5% (145,719)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2009 (%) - Females

    Less than 5 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    1.3% (8,457)
    Texas:

    3.5% (166,797)
    5 to 9 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    6.1% (40,259)
    Texas:

    12.0% (575,295)
    10 to 14 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    11.3% (74,915)
    Texas:

    16.3% (780,465)
    15 to 19 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    14.0% (92,814)
    Texas:

    17.2% (824,466)
    20 to 24 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    14.9% (98,510)
    Texas:

    14.9% (712,952)
    25 to 29 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    6.4% (42,557)
    Texas:

    5.7% (272,435)
    30 to 34 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    17.3% (114,457)
    Texas:

    13.4% (640,350)
    35 to 39 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    3.4% (22,221)
    Texas:

    2.4% (115,299)
    40 to 44 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    4.8% (31,474)
    Texas:

    3.0% (145,432)
    45 to 59 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    11.5% (76,161)
    Texas:

    6.8% (323,683)
    60 to 89 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    7.0% (46,147)
    Texas:

    3.5% (167,327)
    90 or more minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    2.0% (13,077)
    Texas:

    1.2% (58,919)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work in 2009 - Houston

Means of transportation to work in 2009 - Texas

Drove car alone:
Houston:

78.5% (1,261,547)
Texas:

79.7% (8,809,066)
Carpooled:
Houston:

12.1% (194,335)
Texas:

11.4% (1,256,151)
Bus or trolley bus:
Houston:

3.4% (55,400)
Texas:

1.5% (160,452)
Streetcar or trolley car:
Houston:

0.1% (1,462)
Texas:

0.0% (3,138)
Subway or elevated:
Houston:

0.0% (393)
Texas:

0.0% (5,305)
Railroad:
Houston:

0.0% (734)
Texas:

0.1% (6,650)
Ferryboat:
Houston:

0.0% (46)
Texas:

0.0% (67)
Bicycle:
Houston:

0.2% (3,893)
Texas:

0.2% (26,169)
Walked:
Houston:

1.5% (23,981)
Texas:

1.7% (189,695)
Other means:
Houston:

1.9% (30,266)
Texas:

1.7% (184,228)

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Houston

Means of transportation to work in 2000 - Texas

Drove car alone:
Houston:

71.8% (604,686)
Texas:

77.7% (7,115,590)
Carpooled:
Houston:

15.9% (133,983)
Texas:

14.5% (1,326,012)
Bus or trolley bus:
Houston:

5.7% (47,691)
Texas:

1.7% (157,014)
Streetcar or trolley car:
Houston:

0.0% (259)
Texas:

0.0% (1,669)
Subway or elevated:
Houston:

0.0% (140)
Texas:

0.0% (2,371)
Railroad:
Houston:

0.0% (126)
Texas:

0.0% (2,374)
Ferryboat:
Houston:

0.0% (42)
Texas:

0.0% (738)
Taxicab:
Houston:

0.1% (1,183)
Texas:

0.1% (6,102)
Motorcycle:
Houston:

0.1% (674)
Texas:

0.1% (12,068)
Bicycle:
Houston:

0.5% (3,859)
Texas:

0.2% (21,551)
Walked:
Houston:

2.3% (19,413)
Texas:

1.9% (173,670)
Other means:
Houston:

1.2% (9,924)
Texas:

0.9% (86,692)

Means of transportation to work in 2009 - Houston (Males)

Means of transportation to work in 2009 - Texas (Males)

    Drove car alone - Males:
    Houston:

    78.6% (729,891)
    Texas:

    79.1% (4,806,432)
    Carpooled - Males:
    Houston:

    12.7% (117,677)
    Texas:

    11.8% (715,769)
    Bus or trolley bus - Males:
    Houston:

    2.7% (24,786)
    Texas:

    1.3% (76,687)
    Streetcar or trolley car - Males:
    Houston:

    0.0% (351)
    Texas:

    0.0% (1,379)
    Subway or elevated - Males:
    Houston:

    0.0% (80)
    Texas:

    0.0% (2,861)
    Railroad - Males:
    Houston:

    0.1% (489)
    Texas:

    0.1% (3,644)
    Ferryboat - Males:
    Houston:

    0.0% (46)
    Texas:

    0.0% (46)
    Bicycle - Males:
    Houston:

    0.3% (3,092)
    Texas:

    0.3% (21,125)
    Walked - Males:
    Houston:

    1.5% (13,609)
    Texas:

    1.8% (107,051)
    Other means - Males:
    Houston:

    2.3% (20,987)
    Texas:

    2.0% (122,507)

Means of transportation to work in 2009 - Houston (Females)

Means of transportation to work in 2009Travel time to work - Texas (Females)

    Drove car alone - Females:
    Houston:

    78.4% (531,656)
    Texas:

    80.4% (4,002,634)
    Carpooled - Females:
    Houston:

    11.3% (76,658)
    Texas:

    10.9% (540,382)
    Bus or trolley bus - Females:
    Houston:

    4.5% (30,614)
    Texas:

    1.7% (83,765)
    Streetcar or trolley car - Females:
    Houston:

    0.2% (1,111)
    Texas:

    0.0% (1,759)
    Subway or elevated - Females:
    Houston:

    0.0% (313)
    Texas:

    0.0% (2,444)
    Railroad - Females:
    Houston:

    0.0% (245)
    Texas:

    0.1% (3,006)
    Bicycle - Females:
    Houston:

    0.1% (801)
    Texas:

    0.1% (5,044)
    Walked - Females:
    Houston:

    1.5% (10,372)
    Texas:

    1.7% (82,644)
    Other means - Females:
    Houston:

    1.4% (9,279)
    Texas:

    1.2% (61,721)

Private vehicle occupancy

Private vehicle occupancy (%)

Drove alone:
Houston:

81.9% (604,686)
Texas:

84.3% (7,115,590)
In 2 person carpool:
Houston:

12.8% (94,209)
Texas:

11.6% (982,994)
In 3 person carpool:
Houston:

2.8% (20,480)
Texas:

2.4% (201,602)
In 4 person carpool:
Houston:

1.4% (10,471)
Texas:

1.0% (83,518)
In 5-6 person carpool:
Houston:

0.8% (6,018)
Texas:

0.5% (40,662)
In 7+ person carpool:
Houston:

0.4% (2,805)
Texas:

0.2% (17,236)

Class of Workers

Class of Workers (%)

Employee of private company:
Houston:

74.0% (636,089)
Texas:

69.6% (6,425,274)
Self-employed in own incorporated business:
Houston:

2.7% (23,380)
Texas:

2.7% (250,864)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers:
Houston:

5.7% (49,321)
Texas:

5.7% (526,631)
Local government workers:
Houston:

5.5% (47,716)
Texas:

6.6% (608,479)
State government workers:
Houston:

3.8% (32,685)
Texas:

5.4% (501,082)
Federal government workers:
Houston:

1.8% (15,470)
Texas:

2.6% (237,177)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business:
Houston:

6.2% (53,331)
Texas:

7.1% (653,527)
Unpaid family workers:
Houston:

0.2% (1,969)
Texas:

0.3% (31,338)

Class of Workers (%) - Males

Employee of private company - Males:
Houston:

77.3% (370,155)
Texas:

72.7% (3,684,731)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Males:
Houston:

3.6% (17,005)
Texas:

3.6% (183,838)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Males:
Houston:

3.6% (17,455)
Texas:

3.4% (173,484)
Local government workers - Males:
Houston:

4.1% (19,483)
Texas:

5.1% (260,804)
State government workers - Males:
Houston:

2.5% (11,805)
Texas:

3.8% (190,371)
Federal government workers - Males:
Houston:

1.7% (8,110)
Texas:

2.6% (133,009)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Males:
Houston:

7.1% (33,809)
Texas:

8.4% (428,111)
Unpaid family workers - Males:
Houston:

0.2% (791)
Texas:

0.3% (14,338)

Class of Workers (%) - Females

Employee of private company - Females:
Houston:

69.7% (265,934)
Texas:

65.8% (2,740,543)
Self-employed in own incorporated business - Females:
Houston:

1.7% (6,375)
Texas:

1.6% (67,026)
Private not-for-profit wage and salary workers - Females:
Houston:

8.4% (31,866)
Texas:

8.5% (353,147)
Local government workers - Females:
Houston:

7.4% (28,233)
Texas:

8.3% (347,675)
State government workers - Females:
Houston:

5.5% (20,880)
Texas:

7.5% (310,711)
Federal government workers - Females:
Houston:

1.9% (7,360)
Texas:

2.5% (104,168)
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business - Females:
Houston:

5.1% (19,522)
Texas:

5.4% (225,416)
Unpaid family workers - Females:
Houston:

0.3% (1,178)
Texas:

0.4% (17,000)
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