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Based on the data from 2000 / 2015 when the population of Houston, Texas was 1,953,631 / 2,298,628

Most common industries

Most common industries in 2015 (%)

Most common industries in 2000 (%)

Most common industries for males in 2015 (%)

Most common industries for males in 2000 (%)

Most common industries for females in 2015 (%)

Most common industries for females in 2000 (%)

 

Most common industries
(2015 Data)

Most common industries
(2000 Data)

Industry

All

Males

Females

All

Males

Females

Educational services18.3%
(207,099)
8.6%
(54,277)
30.5%
(152,822)
8.0%
(69,089)
4.2%
(20,284)
12.8%
(48,805)
Professional, scientific, and technical services13.6%
(154,065)
14.1%
(88,965)
13.0%
(65,100)
8.1%
(70,019)
8.5%
(40,522)
7.7%
(29,497)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers11.1%
(126,125)
10.4%
(65,492)
12.1%
(60,633)
1.2%
(10,728)
1.9%
(8,869)
0.5%
(1,859)
Construction11.0%
(124,556)
18.3%
(115,933)
1.7%
(8,623)
8.7%
(75,086)
14.4%
(69,030)
1.6%
(6,056)
Health care10.4%
(117,941)
4.3%
(27,243)
18.1%
(90,698)
8.4%
(72,190)
4.0%
(19,148)
13.9%
(53,042)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation10.4%
(117,760)
9.0%
(57,014)
12.1%
(60,746)
1.3%
(10,925)
1.3%
(6,066)
1.3%
(4,859)
Social assistance9.2%
(104,636)
4.0%
(25,558)
15.8%
(79,078)
1.4%
(11,817)
0.3%
(1,381)
2.7%
(10,436)
Management of companies and enterprises7.9%
(89,138)
8.1%
(51,225)
7.6%
(37,913)
0.1%
(1,061)
0.1%
(541)
0.1%
(520)
Finance and insurance6.3%
(71,672)
5.5%
(35,056)
7.3%
(36,616)
4.7%
(40,021)
3.3%
(15,779)
6.4%
(24,242)
Repair and maintenance5.6%
(63,695)
4.7%
(29,748)
6.8%
(33,947)
2.0%
(17,274)
3.2%
(15,383)
0.5%
(1,891)
Air transportation5.3%
(59,834)
7.2%
(45,312)
2.9%
(14,522)
0.9%
(7,840)
0.8%
(3,971)
1.0%
(3,869)
Real estate and rental and leasing3.9%
(43,879)
3.2%
(20,088)
4.7%
(23,791)
2.6%
(22,004)
2.5%
(12,065)
2.6%
(9,939)
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction3.0%
(34,103)
3.8%
(23,968)
2.0%
(10,135)
1.8%
(15,209)
2.2%
(10,358)
1.3%
(4,851)
Pharmacies and drug stores2.4%
(27,571)
2.6%
(16,235)
2.3%
(11,336)
0.5%
(3,987)
0.3%
(1,330)
0.7%
(2,657)
Warehousing and storage2.4%
(26,664)
2.9%
(18,336)
1.7%
(8,328)
0.2%
(2,019)
0.3%
(1,498)
0.1%
(521)
Personal and laundry services1.8%
(20,283)
3.0%
(18,956)
0.3%
(1,327)
1.7%
(14,571)
1.0%
(4,880)
2.5%
(9,691)
Retail florists1.8%
(20,214)
1.1%
(7,090)
2.6%
(13,124)
0.1%
(996)
0.1%
(345)
0.2%
(651)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations1.7%
(19,777)
0.9%
(5,536)
2.8%
(14,241)
1.2%
(10,745)
1.0%
(4,615)
1.6%
(6,130)
U. S. Postal service1.6%
(18,710)
2.7%
(17,218)
0.3%
(1,492)
0.6%
(5,396)
0.6%
(3,015)
0.6%
(2,381)
Accommodation and food services1.6%
(18,614)
1.7%
(10,497)
1.6%
(8,117)
6.8%
(58,513)
6.2%
(29,879)
7.5%
(28,634)
Metal and metal products1.4%
(16,270)
2.2%
(13,655)
0.5%
(2,615)
1.5%
(13,073)
2.4%
(11,332)
0.5%
(1,741)
Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries1.2%
(14,017)
1.4%
(8,619)
1.1%
(5,398)
0.6%
(5,490)
0.6%
(2,949)
0.7%
(2,541)
Machinery1.1%
(12,877)
1.5%
(9,579)
0.7%
(3,298)
1.1%
(9,213)
1.6%
(7,518)
0.4%
(1,695)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores1.1%
(12,468)
1.6%
(9,812)
0.5%
(2,656)
0.6%
(5,038)
0.7%
(3,412)
0.4%
(1,626)
Petroleum and coal products1.1%
(12,255)
1.2%
(7,325)
1.0%
(4,930)
0.8%
(6,598)
1.0%
(4,561)
0.5%
(2,037)
Public administration1.1%
(12,024)
0.1%
(694)
2.3%
(11,330)
2.8%
(24,232)
2.7%
(12,925)
3.0%
(11,307)
Private households1.0%
(11,611)
0.7%
(4,562)
1.4%
(7,049)
1.0%
(8,256)
0.1%
(629)
2.0%
(7,627)
Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores0.9%
(10,655)
0.4%
(2,340)
1.7%
(8,315)
0.2%
(1,364)
0.1%
(588)
0.2%
(776)
Chemicals0.9%
(10,225)
1.2%
(7,822)
0.5%
(2,403)
1.2%
(10,297)
1.6%
(7,880)
0.6%
(2,417)
Food and beverage stores0.8%
(9,086)
0.9%
(5,850)
0.6%
(3,236)
2.1%
(17,718)
2.0%
(9,755)
2.1%
(7,963)
Electronic shopping and mail-order houses0.8%
(8,880)
0.6%
(3,744)
1.0%
(5,136)
0.1%
(977)
0.1%
(590)
0.1%
(387)
Miscellaneous manufacturing0.7%
(8,328)
1.0%
(6,258)
0.4%
(2,070)
1.0%
(8,390)
1.2%
(5,867)
0.7%
(2,523)
Data processing, libraries, and other information services0.7%
(7,416)
0.8%
(5,116)
0.5%
(2,300)
0.4%
(3,415)
0.4%
(1,740)
0.4%
(1,675)
Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers0.6%
(6,855)
0.7%
(4,338)
0.5%
(2,517)
0.6%
(5,043)
0.6%
(2,983)
0.5%
(2,060)
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers0.6%
(6,630)
0.7%
(4,707)
0.4%
(1,923)
0.6%
(5,403)
0.9%
(4,173)
0.3%
(1,230)
Food0.5%
(6,195)
0.5%
(3,439)
0.5%
(2,756)
0.6%
(5,224)
0.6%
(3,064)
0.6%
(2,160)
Rail transportation0.5%
(5,939)
0.6%
(4,010)
0.4%
(1,929)
0.1%
(1,060)
0.2%
(965)
0.0%
(95)
Health and personal care, except drug, stores0.5%
(5,366)
0.3%
(1,796)
0.7%
(3,570)
0.2%
(1,364)
0.1%
(393)
0.3%
(971)
Broadcasting and telecommunications0.5%
(5,327)
0.4%
(2,824)
0.5%
(2,503)
1.4%
(12,132)
1.4%
(6,600)
1.5%
(5,532)
Computer and electronic products0.5%
(5,250)
0.6%
(3,810)
0.3%
(1,440)
1.1%
(9,846)
1.3%
(6,235)
0.9%
(3,611)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers0.4%
(4,906)
0.5%
(3,009)
0.4%
(1,897)
0.6%
(4,967)
0.7%
(3,454)
0.4%
(1,513)
Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.4%
(4,729)
0.5%
(2,982)
0.3%
(1,747)
0.6%
(4,821)
0.8%
(3,794)
0.3%
(1,027)
Radio, TV, and computer stores0.4%
(4,657)
0.5%
(3,142)
0.3%
(1,515)
0.8%
(6,726)
0.9%
(4,308)
0.6%
(2,418)
Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores0.4%
(4,186)
0.4%
(2,772)
0.3%
(1,414)
0.6%
(5,533)
0.4%
(1,757)
1.0%
(3,776)
Utilities0.4%
(4,064)
0.5%
(3,041)
0.2%
(1,023)
1.2%
(9,964)
1.3%
(6,055)
1.0%
(3,909)
Transportation equipment0.3%
(3,939)
0.5%
(3,383)
0.1%
(556)
0.4%
(3,233)
0.5%
(2,524)
0.2%
(709)
Electrical equipment, appliances, and components0.3%
(3,575)
0.4%
(2,268)
0.3%
(1,307)
0.2%
(1,946)
0.3%
(1,575)
0.1%
(371)
Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores0.3%
(3,317)
0.3%
(2,065)
0.2%
(1,252)
0.0%
(340)
0.0%
(113)
0.1%
(227)
Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers0.3%
(2,991)
0.2%
(1,288)
0.3%
(1,703)
1.7%
(14,223)
2.2%
(10,530)
1.0%
(3,693)
Plastics and rubber products0.2%
(2,789)
0.4%
(2,363)
0.1%
(426)
0.5%
(3,880)
0.5%
(2,539)
0.4%
(1,341)
Gasoline stations0.2%
(2,568)
0.2%
(1,297)
0.3%
(1,271)
0.3%
(2,635)
0.3%
(1,579)
0.3%
(1,056)
Administrative and support and waste management services0.2%
(2,339)
0.2%
(1,330)
0.2%
(1,009)
5.3%
(45,846)
5.5%
(26,387)
5.1%
(19,459)
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers0.2%
(2,170)
0.2%
(1,569)
0.1%
(601)
0.4%
(3,792)
0.5%
(2,379)
0.4%
(1,413)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting0.2%
(1,994)
0.3%
(1,766)
0.0%
(228)
0.1%
(1,195)
0.2%
(946)
0.1%
(249)
Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers0.2%
(1,975)
0.2%
(951)
0.2%
(1,024)
0.2%
(1,669)
0.2%
(921)
0.2%
(748)
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,663)
0.1%
(755)
0.2%
(908)
0.4%
(3,556)
0.5%
(2,349)
0.3%
(1,207)
Apparel0.1%
(1,660)
0.1%
(776)
0.2%
(884)
0.1%
(843)
0.1%
(270)
0.2%
(573)
Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores0.1%
(1,568)
0.1%
(529)
0.2%
(1,039)
0.3%
(2,413)
0.3%
(1,370)
0.3%
(1,043)
Printing and related support activities0.1%
(1,433)
0.2%
(986)
0.1%
(447)
0.5%
(4,052)
0.5%
(2,523)
0.4%
(1,529)
Nonmetallic mineral products0.1%
(1,417)
0.2%
(1,284)
0.0%
(133)
0.2%
(1,985)
0.3%
(1,586)
0.1%
(399)
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,412)
0.1%
(946)
0.1%
(466)
0.1%
(885)
0.2%
(781)
0.0%
(104)
Wood products0.1%
(1,261)
0.2%
(1,174)
0.0%
(87)
0.1%
(1,243)
0.2%
(1,070)
0.0%
(173)
Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,193)
0.2%
(953)
0.0%
(240)
0.2%
(1,869)
0.3%
(1,472)
0.1%
(397)
Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,186)
0.1%
(407)
0.2%
(779)
0.3%
(2,679)
0.4%
(1,847)
0.2%
(832)
Beverage and tobacco products0.1%
(1,178)
0.1%
(932)
0.0%
(246)
0.1%
(1,134)
0.2%
(978)
0.0%
(156)
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,101)
0.1%
(684)
0.1%
(417)
0.2%
(1,339)
0.2%
(972)
0.1%
(367)
Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers0.1%
(977)
0.2%
(977)
0.0%
(0)
0.2%
(1,408)
0.3%
(1,215)
0.1%
(193)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.1%
(959)
0.1%
(558)
0.1%
(401)
0.3%
(2,636)
0.4%
(1,866)
0.2%
(770)
Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers0.1%
(946)
0.1%
(860)
0.0%
(86)
0.1%
(932)
0.2%
(774)
0.0%
(158)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores0.1%
(939)
0.1%
(740)
0.0%
(199)
0.5%
(4,455)
0.4%
(1,904)
0.7%
(2,551)
Department and other general merchandise stores0.1%
(889)
0.1%
(365)
0.1%
(524)
1.7%
(14,208)
0.9%
(4,340)
2.6%
(9,868)
Paper0.1%
(874)
0.1%
(874)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(1,233)
0.2%
(817)
0.1%
(416)
Metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers0.1%
(873)
0.1%
(659)
0.0%
(214)
0.2%
(1,883)
0.3%
(1,510)
0.1%
(373)
Truck transportation0.1%
(745)
0.1%
(745)
0.0%
(0)
1.4%
(12,393)
2.3%
(10,881)
0.4%
(1,512)
Water transportation0.1%
(721)
0.1%
(674)
0.0%
(47)
0.1%
(652)
0.1%
(502)
0.0%
(150)
Other direct selling establishments0.1%
(663)
0.1%
(482)
0.0%
(181)
0.5%
(4,687)
0.5%
(2,456)
0.6%
(2,231)
Office supplies and stationery stores0.1%
(603)
0.1%
(470)
0.0%
(133)
0.1%
(1,046)
0.1%
(655)
0.1%
(391)
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers0.1%
(574)
0.1%
(345)
0.0%
(229)
0.2%
(1,637)
0.2%
(881)
0.2%
(756)
Paper and paper products merchant wholesalers0.0%
(510)
0.0%
(180)
0.1%
(330)
0.1%
(1,002)
0.1%
(704)
0.1%
(298)
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers0.0%
(282)
0.0%
(202)
0.0%
(80)
0.1%
(997)
0.1%
(664)
0.1%
(333)
Book stores and news dealers0.0%
(246)
0.0%
(246)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(1,186)
0.1%
(596)
0.2%
(590)

Most common occupations

Most common occupations in 2015 (%)

Most common occupations in 2000 (%)

Most common occupations for males in 2015 (%)

Most common occupations for males in 2000 (%)

Most common occupations for females in 2015 (%)

Most common occupations for females in 2000 (%)

 

Most common occupations
(2015 Data)

Most common occupations
(2000 Data)

Occupation

All

Males

Females

All

Males

Females

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations5.4%
(61,092)
4.4%
(27,992)
6.6%
(33,100)
4.5%
(38,682)
4.1%
(19,840)
4.9%
(18,842)
Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers5.4%
(60,988)
5.5%
(34,553)
5.3%
(26,435)
4.1%
(35,032)
4.3%
(20,811)
3.7%
(14,221)
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers2.9%
(33,035)
4.8%
(30,152)
0.6%
(2,883)
2.5%
(21,292)
4.2%
(20,234)
0.3%
(1,058)
Cooks and food preparation workers2.9%
(32,582)
2.6%
(16,413)
3.2%
(16,169)
2.0%
(17,013)
1.9%
(8,918)
2.1%
(8,095)
Cashiers2.7%
(30,799)
1.3%
(8,514)
4.4%
(22,285)
2.3%
(19,564)
1.1%
(5,295)
3.7%
(14,269)
Retail sales workers, except cashiers2.7%
(30,643)
2.2%
(14,146)
3.3%
(16,497)
2.8%
(24,346)
2.5%
(11,974)
3.2%
(12,372)
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers2.6%
(29,546)
2.8%
(17,458)
2.4%
(12,088)
2.5%
(21,135)
2.9%
(13,934)
1.9%
(7,201)
Construction laborers2.6%
(29,155)
4.5%
(28,444)
0.1%
(711)
1.6%
(13,903)
2.8%
(13,554)
0.1%
(349)
Laborers and material movers, hand2.3%
(26,629)
3.4%
(21,427)
1.0%
(5,202)
2.1%
(17,676)
2.9%
(14,084)
0.9%
(3,592)
Engineers2.2%
(24,716)
3.0%
(19,268)
1.1%
(5,448)
1.9%
(16,351)
3.0%
(14,428)
0.5%
(1,923)
Computer specialists2.1%
(23,284)
2.8%
(17,999)
1.1%
(5,285)
2.7%
(23,153)
3.5%
(16,532)
1.7%
(6,621)
Other production occupations, including supervisors1.9%
(21,931)
2.7%
(16,830)
1.0%
(5,101)
2.6%
(22,464)
3.5%
(16,944)
1.4%
(5,520)
Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors1.8%
(20,856)
0.7%
(4,259)
3.3%
(16,597)
3.9%
(33,456)
2.0%
(9,428)
6.3%
(24,028)
Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers1.7%
(19,591)
3.1%
(19,389)
0.0%
(202)
1.6%
(13,508)
2.8%
(13,313)
0.1%
(195)
Secretaries and administrative assistants1.7%
(19,170)
0.2%
(1,014)
3.6%
(18,156)
2.7%
(22,795)
0.2%
(896)
5.7%
(21,899)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors1.7%
(18,750)
2.8%
(18,027)
0.1%
(723)
2.1%
(18,455)
3.6%
(17,375)
0.3%
(1,080)
Carpenters1.6%
(18,666)
2.9%
(18,356)
0.1%
(310)
1.3%
(11,001)
2.3%
(10,885)
0.0%
(116)
Waiters and waitresses1.6%
(18,270)
1.5%
(9,300)
1.8%
(8,970)
1.3%
(11,348)
1.0%
(4,772)
1.7%
(6,576)
Accountants and auditors1.6%
(17,622)
1.2%
(7,766)
2.0%
(9,856)
1.9%
(16,132)
1.5%
(7,307)
2.3%
(8,825)
Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives1.5%
(17,358)
0.7%
(4,564)
2.6%
(12,794)
2.0%
(17,590)
0.7%
(3,447)
3.7%
(14,143)
Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers1.5%
(16,991)
0.6%
(4,067)
2.6%
(12,924)
0.6%
(5,467)
0.4%
(2,133)
0.9%
(3,334)
Customer service representatives1.5%
(16,947)
1.1%
(7,115)
2.0%
(9,832)
1.7%
(14,571)
1.0%
(4,832)
2.6%
(9,739)
Metal workers and plastic workers1.5%
(16,777)
2.4%
(15,368)
0.3%
(1,409)
1.6%
(14,173)
2.8%
(13,244)
0.2%
(929)
Health technologists and technicians1.4%
(15,854)
0.5%
(2,931)
2.6%
(12,923)
1.2%
(10,690)
0.5%
(2,598)
2.1%
(8,092)
Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing1.4%
(15,394)
1.3%
(8,017)
1.5%
(7,377)
2.8%
(24,138)
3.3%
(15,698)
2.2%
(8,440)
Registered nurses1.2%
(13,826)
0.4%
(2,339)
2.3%
(11,487)
1.3%
(10,963)
0.3%
(1,243)
2.5%
(9,720)
Other protective service workers, including supervisors1.1%
(12,946)
1.4%
(9,076)
0.8%
(3,870)
0.9%
(8,000)
1.2%
(5,517)
0.7%
(2,483)
Top executives1.1%
(12,913)
1.6%
(10,182)
0.5%
(2,731)
1.4%
(12,389)
2.1%
(9,890)
0.7%
(2,499)
Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors1.1%
(12,909)
0.9%
(5,395)
1.5%
(7,514)
3.6%
(30,567)
3.6%
(17,399)
3.5%
(13,168)
Painters and paperhangers1.1%
(12,787)
2.0%
(12,598)
0.0%
(189)
0.9%
(7,641)
1.5%
(7,404)
0.1%
(237)
Personal appearance workers1.1%
(12,569)
0.5%
(2,913)
1.9%
(9,656)
0.8%
(6,731)
0.3%
(1,593)
1.3%
(5,138)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides1.1%
(12,132)
0.3%
(1,778)
2.1%
(10,354)
1.3%
(11,405)
0.3%
(1,656)
2.6%
(9,749)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers1.1%
(12,011)
1.9%
(11,902)
0.0%
(109)
1.5%
(13,093)
2.7%
(12,828)
0.1%
(265)
Lawyers1.1%
(11,989)
1.2%
(7,517)
0.9%
(4,472)
1.1%
(9,450)
1.4%
(6,501)
0.8%
(2,949)
Other financial specialists1.0%
(11,625)
1.0%
(6,464)
1.0%
(5,161)
0.9%
(7,408)
0.9%
(4,307)
0.8%
(3,101)
Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations1.0%
(11,598)
0.4%
(2,807)
1.8%
(8,791)
0.8%
(7,305)
0.2%
(1,186)
1.6%
(6,119)
Other healthcare support occupations1.0%
(10,922)
0.4%
(2,233)
1.7%
(8,689)
0.6%
(4,732)
0.1%
(620)
1.1%
(4,112)
Life and physical scientists0.9%
(9,689)
1.0%
(6,225)
0.7%
(3,464)
0.8%
(6,997)
1.0%
(4,893)
0.6%
(2,104)
Postsecondary teachers0.9%
(9,659)
0.8%
(4,831)
1.0%
(4,828)
0.9%
(7,639)
0.9%
(4,249)
0.9%
(3,390)
Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors0.8%
(9,597)
0.8%
(4,903)
0.9%
(4,694)
1.2%
(10,454)
1.2%
(5,974)
1.2%
(4,480)
Operations specialties managers, except financial managers0.8%
(9,542)
0.9%
(5,687)
0.8%
(3,855)
1.0%
(8,708)
1.2%
(5,736)
0.8%
(2,972)
Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks0.8%
(9,139)
0.3%
(2,154)
1.4%
(6,985)
0.9%
(7,734)
0.3%
(1,585)
1.6%
(6,149)
Physicians and surgeons0.8%
(8,707)
0.9%
(5,454)
0.6%
(3,253)
0.7%
(6,350)
0.9%
(4,294)
0.5%
(2,056)
Child care workers0.7%
(8,335)
0.1%
(476)
1.6%
(7,859)
0.9%
(7,511)
0.1%
(330)
1.9%
(7,181)
Other material moving workers, except laborers0.7%
(8,092)
1.2%
(7,775)
0.1%
(317)
0.6%
(5,002)
1.0%
(4,721)
0.1%
(281)
Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations0.7%
(7,597)
0.5%
(3,124)
0.9%
(4,473)
0.5%
(4,438)
0.5%
(2,285)
0.6%
(2,153)
Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses0.7%
(7,421)
0.5%
(2,911)
0.9%
(4,510)
0.6%
(4,954)
0.5%
(2,425)
0.7%
(2,529)
Assemblers and fabricators0.7%
(7,414)
0.7%
(4,332)
0.6%
(3,082)
0.8%
(7,177)
0.9%
(4,217)
0.8%
(2,960)
Art and design workers0.6%
(7,089)
0.7%
(4,374)
0.5%
(2,715)
0.8%
(6,450)
0.7%
(3,154)
0.9%
(3,296)
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters0.6%
(7,002)
1.1%
(7,002)
0.0%
(0)
0.5%
(3,957)
0.8%
(3,865)
0.0%
(92)
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists0.6%
(6,908)
0.3%
(1,709)
1.0%
(5,199)
0.8%
(7,002)
0.4%
(2,060)
1.3%
(4,942)
Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers0.6%
(6,776)
0.5%
(3,151)
0.7%
(3,625)
1.0%
(8,433)
0.9%
(4,522)
1.0%
(3,911)
Electricians0.6%
(6,591)
1.0%
(6,495)
0.0%
(96)
0.5%
(4,341)
0.9%
(4,237)
0.0%
(104)
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks0.6%
(6,510)
0.3%
(1,729)
1.0%
(4,781)
1.2%
(10,413)
0.3%
(1,521)
2.3%
(8,892)
Financial managers0.6%
(6,291)
0.5%
(3,204)
0.6%
(3,087)
0.7%
(5,897)
0.6%
(2,905)
0.8%
(2,992)
Teachers, secondary school0.5%
(6,220)
0.3%
(1,859)
0.9%
(4,361)
0.5%
(4,081)
0.3%
(1,324)
0.7%
(2,757)
Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers0.5%
(5,814)
0.6%
(4,008)
0.4%
(1,806)
0.4%
(3,648)
0.4%
(2,152)
0.4%
(1,496)
Media and communications workers0.5%
(5,786)
0.4%
(2,491)
0.7%
(3,295)
0.7%
(5,739)
0.7%
(3,276)
0.6%
(2,463)
Supervisors, construction and extraction workers0.5%
(5,339)
0.8%
(4,970)
0.1%
(369)
0.6%
(5,371)
1.1%
(5,131)
0.1%
(240)
Bus drivers0.4%
(4,678)
0.2%
(1,467)
0.6%
(3,211)
0.4%
(3,200)
0.3%
(1,660)
0.4%
(1,540)
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers0.4%
(4,660)
0.2%
(1,472)
0.6%
(3,188)
0.7%
(5,692)
0.4%
(2,007)
1.0%
(3,685)
Life, physical, and social science technicians0.4%
(4,660)
0.4%
(2,638)
0.4%
(2,022)
0.2%
(2,142)
0.3%
(1,324)
0.2%
(818)
Law enforcement workers, including supervisors0.4%
(4,639)
0.5%
(3,286)
0.3%
(1,353)
0.6%
(5,020)
0.8%
(3,645)
0.4%
(1,375)
Therapists0.4%
(4,626)
0.1%
(850)
0.8%
(3,776)
0.3%
(2,367)
0.1%
(542)
0.5%
(1,825)
Food processing workers0.4%
(4,534)
0.4%
(2,419)
0.4%
(2,115)
0.4%
(3,095)
0.4%
(1,923)
0.3%
(1,172)
Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians0.3%
(3,952)
0.5%
(3,293)
0.1%
(659)
0.5%
(4,428)
0.8%
(3,592)
0.2%
(836)
Legal support workers0.3%
(3,488)
0.1%
(496)
0.6%
(2,992)
0.5%
(4,416)
0.3%
(1,385)
0.8%
(3,031)
Religious workers0.3%
(3,461)
0.4%
(2,523)
0.2%
(938)
0.3%
(2,777)
0.4%
(1,904)
0.2%
(873)
Teachers, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school0.3%
(3,409)
0.0%
(71)
0.7%
(3,338)
2.7%
(23,321)
0.9%
(4,354)
5.0%
(18,967)
Motor vehicle operators, except bus and truck drivers0.3%
(3,210)
0.5%
(2,905)
0.1%
(305)
0.2%
(1,923)
0.4%
(1,694)
0.1%
(229)
Aircraft and traffic control occupations0.2%
(2,772)
0.3%
(2,056)
0.1%
(716)
0.1%
(1,275)
0.2%
(1,151)
0.0%
(124)
Other construction workers and helpers0.2%
(2,588)
0.4%
(2,427)
0.0%
(161)
0.3%
(2,881)
0.6%
(2,747)
0.0%
(134)
Other transportation occupations0.2%
(2,240)
0.3%
(2,019)
0.0%
(221)
0.2%
(1,419)
0.2%
(1,161)
0.1%
(258)
Mathematical science occupations0.2%
(1,980)
0.1%
(945)
0.2%
(1,035)
0.1%
(907)
0.1%
(667)
0.1%
(240)
Extraction workers0.2%
(1,853)
0.3%
(1,685)
0.0%
(168)
0.0%
(418)
0.1%
(391)
0.0%
(27)
Social scientists and related workers0.1%
(1,679)
0.1%
(383)
0.3%
(1,296)
0.2%
(1,913)
0.1%
(657)
0.3%
(1,256)
Printing workers0.1%
(1,567)
0.2%
(1,303)
0.1%
(264)
0.2%
(1,929)
0.2%
(1,190)
0.2%
(739)
Architects, surveyors, and cartographers0.1%
(1,524)
0.2%
(1,087)
0.1%
(437)
0.2%
(2,135)
0.3%
(1,674)
0.1%
(461)
Agricultural workers, including supervisors0.1%
(1,438)
0.2%
(1,310)
0.0%
(128)
0.1%
(897)
0.1%
(687)
0.1%
(210)
Supervisors, transportation, and material moving workers0.1%
(1,336)
0.2%
(1,336)
0.0%
(0)
0.2%
(1,540)
0.3%
(1,240)
0.1%
(300)
Plant and system operators0.1%
(1,240)
0.2%
(1,240)
0.0%
(0)
0.2%
(1,366)
0.3%
(1,329)
0.0%
(37)
Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants0.1%
(1,170)
0.1%
(779)
0.1%
(391)
0.2%
(2,014)
0.2%
(800)
0.3%
(1,214)
Librarians, curators, and archivists0.1%
(994)
0.0%
(291)
0.1%
(703)
0.2%
(1,409)
0.1%
(386)
0.3%
(1,023)
Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors0.1%
(913)
0.1%
(913)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(1,068)
0.2%
(1,002)
0.0%
(66)
Communications equipment operators0.1%
(798)
0.1%
(624)
0.0%
(174)
0.1%
(1,108)
0.0%
(162)
0.2%
(946)
Rail and water transportation workers0.1%
(721)
0.1%
(721)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(749)
0.1%
(683)
0.0%
(66)
Woodworkers0.0%
(463)
0.1%
(357)
0.0%
(106)
0.1%
(742)
0.1%
(587)
0.0%
(155)

Unemployment in Houston

Unemployment by year (%)

Unemployment by year (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2015
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.7%Males
  • 3.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.0%Males
  • 8.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 12.4%Males
  • 11.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.3%Males
  • 4.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.2%Males
  • 6.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.3%Males
  • 5.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 5.1%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 2015:
Houston:

4.3%
Texas:

4.4%
Unemployment in 2014:
Houston:

4.7%
Texas:

5.1%
Unemployment in 2013:
Houston:

5.8%
Texas:

6.2%
Unemployment in 2012:
Houston:

6.4%
Texas:

6.7%
Unemployment in 2011:
Houston:

7.6%
Texas:

7.8%
Unemployment in 2010:
Houston:

8.0%
Texas:

8.1%
Unemployment in 2009:
Houston:

7.3%
Texas:

7.6%
Unemployment in 2008:
Houston:

4.6%
Texas:

4.8%
Unemployment in 2007:
Houston:

4.2%
Texas:

4.3%
Unemployment in 2006:
Houston:

5.2%
Texas:

4.9%
Unemployment in 2005:
Houston:

5.9%
Texas:

5.4%
Unemployment in 2004:
Houston:

7.2%
Texas:

5.9%
Unemployment in 2003:
Houston:

7.9%
Texas:

6.7%
Unemployment in 2002:
Houston:

7.1%
Texas:

6.4%
Unemployment in 2001:
Houston:

5.4%
Texas:

5.0%
Unemployment in 2000:
Houston:

5.0%
Texas:

4.3%
Unemployment in 1999:
Houston:

5.6%
Texas:

4.7%
Unemployment in 1998:
Houston:

5.1%
Texas:

4.9%
Unemployment in 1997:
Houston:

6.1%
Texas:

5.3%
Unemployment in 1996:
Houston:

6.5%
Texas:

5.7%
Unemployment in 1995:
Houston:

7.1%
Texas:

6.1%
Unemployment in 1994:
Houston:

8.0%
Texas:

6.5%
Unemployment in 1993:
Houston:

8.9%
Texas:

7.2%
Unemployment in 1992:
Houston:

8.6%
Texas:

7.6%
Unemployment in 1991:
Houston:

6.9%
Texas:

6.9%
Unemployment in 1990:
Houston:

6.1%
Texas:

6.3%

Means of transportation to work

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2015 (%)

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

4.3% (45,743)
Texas:

4.6% (552,653)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Houston:

4.8% (51,408)
Texas:

4.3% (518,099)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Houston:

4.8% (51,998)
Texas:

5.3% (641,327)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Houston:

11.5% (123,865)
Texas:

10.0% (1,199,824)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Houston:

9.4% (100,894)
Texas:

9.9% (1,186,753)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Houston:

16.8% (179,955)
Texas:

16.1% (1,938,492)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Houston:

9.8% (104,987)
Texas:

12.3% (1,482,516)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Houston:

10.6% (113,222)
Texas:

10.3% (1,236,602)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Houston:

5.3% (56,359)
Texas:

4.5% (543,282)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Houston:

6.2% (66,451)
Texas:

6.0% (722,616)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Houston:

3.1% (32,784)
Texas:

2.8% (331,268)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Houston:

1.2% (12,421)
Texas:

1.2% (148,136)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Houston:

5.6% (59,725)
Texas:

5.7% (689,840)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Houston:

6.8% (72,691)
Texas:

6.8% (816,362)

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 2015 (%) - Males

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

    5.0% (29,989)
    Texas:

    5.9% (392,785)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    6.7% (40,140)
    Texas:

    5.8% (383,385)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    6.2% (37,484)
    Texas:

    6.6% (432,762)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    13.3% (79,952)
    Texas:

    11.7% (774,085)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    9.9% (59,621)
    Texas:

    10.1% (664,994)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    15.9% (95,771)
    Texas:

    15.2% (1,004,276)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    8.6% (51,927)
    Texas:

    10.4% (687,053)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    9.5% (57,025)
    Texas:

    9.5% (629,428)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    4.4% (26,378)
    Texas:

    3.8% (250,006)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    5.1% (30,957)
    Texas:

    5.2% (344,180)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    2.7% (16,285)
    Texas:

    2.4% (156,469)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    1.0% (5,807)
    Texas:

    1.1% (72,692)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    5.5% (32,895)
    Texas:

    5.5% (365,887)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    6.2% (37,420)
    Texas:

    6.7% (444,365)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2015 (%) - Females

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

    3.3% (15,754)
    Texas:

    3.0% (159,868)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    2.4% (11,268)
    Texas:

    2.5% (134,714)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    3.1% (14,514)
    Texas:

    3.9% (208,565)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    9.3% (43,913)
    Texas:

    7.9% (425,739)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    8.8% (41,273)
    Texas:

    9.7% (521,759)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    17.9% (84,184)
    Texas:

    17.3% (934,216)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    11.3% (53,060)
    Texas:

    14.7% (795,463)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    11.9% (56,197)
    Texas:

    11.2% (607,174)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    6.4% (29,981)
    Texas:

    5.4% (293,276)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    7.5% (35,494)
    Texas:

    7.0% (378,436)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    3.5% (16,499)
    Texas:

    3.2% (174,799)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    1.4% (6,614)
    Texas:

    1.4% (75,444)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    5.7% (26,830)
    Texas:

    6.0% (323,953)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    7.5% (35,271)
    Texas:

    6.9% (371,997)

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 2015 (%)

Working at home in 2015 - Houston

Working at home in 2015 - Texas

Less than 5 minutes:
Houston:

1.0% (18,808)
Texas:

2.6% (309,454)
5 to 9 minutes:
Houston:

4.7% (85,215)
Texas:

9.6% (1,153,291)
10 to 14 minutes:
Houston:

9.0% (161,812)
Texas:

13.7% (1,639,842)
15 to 19 minutes:
Houston:

11.3% (203,058)
Texas:

15.6% (1,871,533)
20 to 24 minutes:
Houston:

12.8% (230,284)
Texas:

14.4% (1,729,952)
25 to 29 minutes:
Houston:

5.2% (92,783)
Texas:

5.6% (674,520)
30 to 34 minutes:
Houston:

20.8% (375,108)
Texas:

15.1% (1,818,367)
35 to 39 minutes:
Houston:

3.3% (59,840)
Texas:

2.7% (328,737)
40 to 44 minutes:
Houston:

5.0% (90,470)
Texas:

3.7% (450,286)
45 to 59 minutes:
Houston:

13.0% (234,134)
Texas:

8.6% (1,029,942)
60 to 89 minutes:
Houston:

10.9% (196,820)
Texas:

6.0% (717,880)
90 or more minutes:
Houston:

2.9% (52,238)
Texas:

2.4% (286,903)

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 2015 (%) - Males

    Less than 5 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    1.1% (10,845)
    Texas:

    2.5% (166,397)
    5 to 9 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    4.2% (42,620)
    Texas:

    8.6% (569,806)
    10 to 14 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    8.0% (81,819)
    Texas:

    12.5% (825,380)
    15 to 19 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    10.1% (102,860)
    Texas:

    14.7% (969,333)
    20 to 24 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    12.5% (127,543)
    Texas:

    14.2% (933,827)
    25 to 29 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    5.0% (50,771)
    Texas:

    5.5% (365,401)
    30 to 34 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    21.8% (222,996)
    Texas:

    15.8% (1,044,687)
    35 to 39 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    3.6% (37,004)
    Texas:

    2.9% (193,867)
    40 to 44 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    5.4% (55,188)
    Texas:

    4.0% (264,005)
    45 to 59 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    13.6% (138,878)
    Texas:

    9.2% (605,361)
    60 to 89 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    11.7% (119,493)
    Texas:

    6.9% (456,772)
    90 or more minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    3.2% (33,054)
    Texas:

    3.1% (204,364)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2015 (%) - Females

    Less than 5 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    1.0% (7,963)
    Texas:

    2.6% (143,057)
    5 to 9 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    5.5% (42,595)
    Texas:

    10.8% (583,485)
    10 to 14 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    10.3% (79,993)
    Texas:

    15.1% (814,462)
    15 to 19 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    12.9% (100,198)
    Texas:

    16.7% (902,200)
    20 to 24 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    13.2% (102,741)
    Texas:

    14.7% (796,125)
    25 to 29 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    5.4% (42,012)
    Texas:

    5.7% (309,119)
    30 to 34 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    19.6% (152,112)
    Texas:

    14.3% (773,680)
    35 to 39 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    2.9% (22,836)
    Texas:

    2.5% (134,870)
    40 to 44 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    4.5% (35,282)
    Texas:

    3.4% (186,281)
    45 to 59 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    12.3% (95,256)
    Texas:

    7.8% (424,581)
    60 to 89 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    9.9% (77,327)
    Texas:

    4.8% (261,108)
    90 or more minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    2.5% (19,184)
    Texas:

    1.5% (82,539)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work in 2015 - Houston

Means of transportation to work in 2015 - Texas

Drove car alone:
Houston:

81.2% (1,495,523)
Texas:

80.8% (10,153,731)
Carpooled:
Houston:

9.7% (177,864)
Texas:

10.2% (1,278,449)
Bus or trolley bus:
Houston:

3.4% (63,180)
Texas:

1.3% (165,410)
Streetcar or trolley car:
Houston:

0.0% (508)
Texas:

0.0% (2,113)
Subway or elevated:
Houston:

0.0% (478)
Texas:

0.1% (9,106)
Railroad:
Houston:

0.0% (362)
Texas:

0.1% (10,368)
Ferryboat:
Houston:

0.0% (301)
Texas:

0.0% (958)
Bicycle:
Houston:

0.3% (4,963)
Texas:

0.2% (30,772)
Walked:
Houston:

1.3% (24,177)
Texas:

1.5% (194,029)
Other means:
Houston:

1.8% (33,214)
Texas:

1.3% (165,771)

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 2015 - Houston (Males)

Means of transportation to work in 2015 - Texas (Males)

    Drove car alone - Males:
    Houston:

    81.4% (850,182)
    Texas:

    80.8% (5,558,437)
    Carpooled - Males:
    Houston:

    9.8% (102,239)
    Texas:

    10.1% (696,627)
    Bus or trolley bus - Males:
    Houston:

    2.9% (30,768)
    Texas:

    1.2% (84,042)
    Subway or elevated - Males:
    Houston:

    0.0% (289)
    Texas:

    0.1% (4,839)
    Railroad - Males:
    Houston:

    0.0% (159)
    Texas:

    0.1% (5,804)
    Ferryboat - Males:
    Houston:

    0.0% (301)
    Texas:

    0.0% (694)
    Bicycle - Males:
    Houston:

    0.4% (4,177)
    Texas:

    0.3% (23,421)
    Walked - Males:
    Houston:

    1.3% (13,118)
    Texas:

    1.7% (114,455)
    Other means - Males:
    Houston:

    2.1% (21,838)
    Texas:

    1.6% (109,847)

Means of transportation to work in 2015 - Houston (Females)

Means of transportation to work in 2015Travel time to work - Texas (Females)

    Drove car alone - Females:
    Houston:

    81.0% (645,341)
    Texas:

    80.9% (4,595,294)
    Carpooled - Females:
    Houston:

    9.5% (75,625)
    Texas:

    10.2% (581,822)
    Bus or trolley bus - Females:
    Houston:

    4.1% (32,412)
    Texas:

    1.4% (81,368)
    Streetcar or trolley car - Females:
    Houston:

    0.1% (508)
    Texas:

    0.0% (1,079)
    Subway or elevated - Females:
    Houston:

    0.0% (189)
    Texas:

    0.1% (4,267)
    Railroad - Females:
    Houston:

    0.0% (203)
    Texas:

    0.1% (4,564)
    Bicycle - Females:
    Houston:

    0.1% (786)
    Texas:

    0.1% (7,351)
    Walked - Females:
    Houston:

    1.4% (11,059)
    Texas:

    1.4% (79,574)
    Other means - Females:
    Houston:

    1.4% (11,376)
    Texas:

    1.0% (55,924)

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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