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Based on the data from 2000 / 2016 when the population of Houston, Texas was 1,953,631 / 2,304,388

Most common industries

Most common industries in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2000 (%)

Most common industries for males in 2016 (%)

Most common industries for males in 2000 (%)

Most common industries for females in 2016 (%)

Most common industries for females in 2000 (%)

 

Most common industries
(2016 Data)

Most common industries
(2000 Data)

Industry

All

Males

Females

All

Males

Females

Educational services19.4%
(217,864)
9.5%
(59,948)
32.1%
(157,916)
8.0%
(69,089)
4.2%
(20,284)
12.8%
(48,805)
Professional, scientific, and technical services14.5%
(162,895)
15.6%
(98,497)
13.1%
(64,398)
8.1%
(70,019)
8.5%
(40,522)
7.7%
(29,497)
Health care11.3%
(126,585)
4.6%
(29,200)
19.8%
(97,385)
8.4%
(72,190)
4.0%
(19,148)
13.9%
(53,042)
Construction10.2%
(113,959)
17.0%
(107,126)
1.4%
(6,833)
8.7%
(75,086)
14.4%
(69,030)
1.6%
(6,056)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers10.1%
(112,895)
9.1%
(57,398)
11.3%
(55,497)
1.2%
(10,728)
1.9%
(8,869)
0.5%
(1,859)
Social assistance9.8%
(109,747)
4.3%
(26,891)
16.8%
(82,856)
1.4%
(11,817)
0.3%
(1,381)
2.7%
(10,436)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation9.6%
(107,565)
8.0%
(50,426)
11.6%
(57,139)
1.3%
(10,925)
1.3%
(6,066)
1.3%
(4,859)
Management of companies and enterprises7.9%
(89,021)
8.4%
(52,883)
7.3%
(36,138)
0.1%
(1,061)
0.1%
(541)
0.1%
(520)
Repair and maintenance6.5%
(73,256)
5.5%
(34,585)
7.9%
(38,671)
2.0%
(17,274)
3.2%
(15,383)
0.5%
(1,891)
Finance and insurance6.1%
(68,541)
5.3%
(33,120)
7.2%
(35,421)
4.7%
(40,021)
3.3%
(15,779)
6.4%
(24,242)
Air transportation4.6%
(51,221)
6.4%
(39,988)
2.3%
(11,233)
0.9%
(7,840)
0.8%
(3,971)
1.0%
(3,869)
Real estate and rental and leasing3.7%
(41,129)
3.0%
(19,018)
4.5%
(22,111)
2.6%
(22,004)
2.5%
(12,065)
2.6%
(9,939)
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction2.9%
(32,706)
3.7%
(23,057)
2.0%
(9,649)
1.8%
(15,209)
2.2%
(10,358)
1.3%
(4,851)
Warehousing and storage2.2%
(24,222)
3.0%
(18,742)
1.1%
(5,480)
0.2%
(2,019)
0.3%
(1,498)
0.1%
(521)
Pharmacies and drug stores2.2%
(24,139)
1.8%
(11,608)
2.5%
(12,531)
0.5%
(3,987)
0.3%
(1,330)
0.7%
(2,657)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations2.1%
(23,635)
1.2%
(7,305)
3.3%
(16,330)
1.2%
(10,745)
1.0%
(4,615)
1.6%
(6,130)
Personal and laundry services2.1%
(23,049)
3.3%
(20,831)
0.5%
(2,218)
1.7%
(14,571)
1.0%
(4,880)
2.5%
(9,691)
Accommodation and food services1.6%
(17,736)
1.7%
(10,491)
1.5%
(7,245)
6.8%
(58,513)
6.2%
(29,879)
7.5%
(28,634)
Machinery1.5%
(16,579)
2.0%
(12,366)
0.9%
(4,213)
1.1%
(9,213)
1.6%
(7,518)
0.4%
(1,695)
Retail florists1.5%
(16,431)
1.0%
(6,303)
2.1%
(10,128)
0.1%
(996)
0.1%
(345)
0.2%
(651)
Metal and metal products1.3%
(14,805)
1.8%
(11,282)
0.7%
(3,523)
1.5%
(13,073)
2.4%
(11,332)
0.5%
(1,741)
Public administration1.3%
(14,672)
0.1%
(603)
2.9%
(14,069)
2.8%
(24,232)
2.7%
(12,925)
3.0%
(11,307)
U. S. Postal service1.2%
(13,984)
2.0%
(12,744)
0.3%
(1,240)
0.6%
(5,396)
0.6%
(3,015)
0.6%
(2,381)
Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries1.2%
(13,925)
1.4%
(9,040)
1.0%
(4,885)
0.6%
(5,490)
0.6%
(2,949)
0.7%
(2,541)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores1.1%
(12,280)
1.6%
(10,078)
0.4%
(2,202)
0.6%
(5,038)
0.7%
(3,412)
0.4%
(1,626)
Private households1.1%
(11,900)
0.9%
(5,846)
1.2%
(6,054)
1.0%
(8,256)
0.1%
(629)
2.0%
(7,627)
Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores1.0%
(11,291)
0.6%
(3,558)
1.6%
(7,733)
0.2%
(1,364)
0.1%
(588)
0.2%
(776)
Chemicals1.0%
(11,286)
1.4%
(8,776)
0.5%
(2,510)
1.2%
(10,297)
1.6%
(7,880)
0.6%
(2,417)
Petroleum and coal products0.9%
(9,868)
1.2%
(7,507)
0.5%
(2,361)
0.8%
(6,598)
1.0%
(4,561)
0.5%
(2,037)
Miscellaneous manufacturing0.8%
(8,663)
0.9%
(5,941)
0.6%
(2,722)
1.0%
(8,390)
1.2%
(5,867)
0.7%
(2,523)
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers0.6%
(7,276)
0.8%
(4,793)
0.5%
(2,483)
0.6%
(5,403)
0.9%
(4,173)
0.3%
(1,230)
Food and beverage stores0.6%
(7,159)
0.8%
(4,827)
0.5%
(2,332)
2.1%
(17,718)
2.0%
(9,755)
2.1%
(7,963)
Data processing, libraries, and other information services0.6%
(7,157)
0.7%
(4,674)
0.5%
(2,483)
0.4%
(3,415)
0.4%
(1,740)
0.4%
(1,675)
Food0.6%
(6,227)
0.3%
(2,081)
0.8%
(4,146)
0.6%
(5,224)
0.6%
(3,064)
0.6%
(2,160)
Rail transportation0.5%
(5,775)
0.6%
(3,830)
0.4%
(1,945)
0.1%
(1,060)
0.2%
(965)
0.0%
(95)
Radio, TV, and computer stores0.5%
(5,758)
0.6%
(3,918)
0.4%
(1,840)
0.8%
(6,726)
0.9%
(4,308)
0.6%
(2,418)
Health and personal care, except drug, stores0.5%
(5,667)
0.3%
(1,630)
0.8%
(4,037)
0.2%
(1,364)
0.1%
(393)
0.3%
(971)
Electronic shopping and mail-order houses0.5%
(5,604)
0.4%
(2,223)
0.7%
(3,381)
0.1%
(977)
0.1%
(590)
0.1%
(387)
Broadcasting and telecommunications0.5%
(5,483)
0.6%
(3,701)
0.4%
(1,782)
1.4%
(12,132)
1.4%
(6,600)
1.5%
(5,532)
Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.4%
(4,998)
0.7%
(4,311)
0.1%
(687)
0.6%
(4,821)
0.8%
(3,794)
0.3%
(1,027)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers0.4%
(4,711)
0.6%
(3,571)
0.2%
(1,140)
0.6%
(4,967)
0.7%
(3,454)
0.4%
(1,513)
Computer and electronic products0.4%
(4,650)
0.6%
(3,657)
0.2%
(993)
1.1%
(9,846)
1.3%
(6,235)
0.9%
(3,611)
Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers0.4%
(4,013)
0.4%
(2,626)
0.3%
(1,387)
0.6%
(5,043)
0.6%
(2,983)
0.5%
(2,060)
Utilities0.3%
(3,684)
0.4%
(2,629)
0.2%
(1,055)
1.2%
(9,964)
1.3%
(6,055)
1.0%
(3,909)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.3%
(3,370)
0.5%
(2,961)
0.1%
(409)
0.3%
(2,636)
0.4%
(1,866)
0.2%
(770)
Nonmetallic mineral products0.3%
(3,256)
0.5%
(2,898)
0.1%
(358)
0.2%
(1,985)
0.3%
(1,586)
0.1%
(399)
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers0.3%
(2,977)
0.2%
(1,170)
0.4%
(1,807)
0.4%
(3,556)
0.5%
(2,349)
0.3%
(1,207)
Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores0.3%
(2,963)
0.3%
(1,843)
0.2%
(1,120)
0.6%
(5,533)
0.4%
(1,757)
1.0%
(3,776)
Transportation equipment0.3%
(2,904)
0.4%
(2,440)
0.1%
(464)
0.4%
(3,233)
0.5%
(2,524)
0.2%
(709)
Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores0.2%
(2,740)
0.2%
(1,487)
0.3%
(1,253)
0.0%
(340)
0.0%
(113)
0.1%
(227)
Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers0.2%
(2,703)
0.2%
(1,252)
0.3%
(1,451)
1.7%
(14,223)
2.2%
(10,530)
1.0%
(3,693)
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers0.2%
(2,371)
0.2%
(1,476)
0.2%
(895)
0.4%
(3,792)
0.5%
(2,379)
0.4%
(1,413)
Plastics and rubber products0.2%
(2,367)
0.2%
(1,409)
0.2%
(958)
0.5%
(3,880)
0.5%
(2,539)
0.4%
(1,341)
Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers0.2%
(2,296)
0.3%
(1,583)
0.1%
(713)
0.3%
(2,679)
0.4%
(1,847)
0.2%
(832)
Printing and related support activities0.2%
(2,294)
0.2%
(1,126)
0.2%
(1,168)
0.5%
(4,052)
0.5%
(2,523)
0.4%
(1,529)
Administrative and support and waste management services0.2%
(2,108)
0.3%
(1,655)
0.1%
(453)
5.3%
(45,846)
5.5%
(26,387)
5.1%
(19,459)
Gasoline stations0.2%
(2,081)
0.1%
(855)
0.2%
(1,226)
0.3%
(2,635)
0.3%
(1,579)
0.3%
(1,056)
Wood products0.2%
(2,072)
0.3%
(1,813)
0.1%
(259)
0.1%
(1,243)
0.2%
(1,070)
0.0%
(173)
Metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,655)
0.2%
(1,331)
0.1%
(324)
0.2%
(1,883)
0.3%
(1,510)
0.1%
(373)
Electrical equipment, appliances, and components0.1%
(1,598)
0.2%
(1,525)
0.0%
(73)
0.2%
(1,946)
0.3%
(1,575)
0.1%
(371)
Beverage and tobacco products0.1%
(1,424)
0.2%
(1,260)
0.0%
(164)
0.1%
(1,134)
0.2%
(978)
0.0%
(156)
Vending machine operators0.1%
(1,355)
0.1%
(481)
0.2%
(874)
0.1%
(515)
0.1%
(290)
0.1%
(225)
Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,311)
0.1%
(824)
0.1%
(487)
0.2%
(1,669)
0.2%
(921)
0.2%
(748)
Department and other general merchandise stores0.1%
(1,176)
0.1%
(471)
0.1%
(705)
1.7%
(14,208)
0.9%
(4,340)
2.6%
(9,868)
Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores0.1%
(1,154)
0.1%
(451)
0.1%
(703)
0.3%
(2,413)
0.3%
(1,370)
0.3%
(1,043)
Textile mills and textile products0.1%
(1,142)
0.1%
(590)
0.1%
(552)
0.1%
(782)
0.1%
(347)
0.1%
(435)
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,117)
0.1%
(617)
0.1%
(500)
0.2%
(1,339)
0.2%
(972)
0.1%
(367)
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,053)
0.1%
(535)
0.1%
(518)
0.1%
(997)
0.1%
(664)
0.1%
(333)
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,045)
0.2%
(1,045)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(885)
0.2%
(781)
0.0%
(104)
Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers0.1%
(989)
0.1%
(810)
0.0%
(179)
0.1%
(932)
0.2%
(774)
0.0%
(158)
Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers0.1%
(967)
0.1%
(844)
0.0%
(123)
0.2%
(1,408)
0.3%
(1,215)
0.1%
(193)
Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers0.1%
(884)
0.1%
(841)
0.0%
(43)
0.2%
(1,869)
0.3%
(1,472)
0.1%
(397)
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers0.1%
(653)
0.1%
(606)
0.0%
(47)
0.2%
(1,637)
0.2%
(881)
0.2%
(756)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting0.1%
(641)
0.1%
(507)
0.0%
(134)
0.1%
(1,195)
0.2%
(946)
0.1%
(249)
Office supplies and stationery stores0.0%
(477)
0.0%
(101)
0.1%
(376)
0.1%
(1,046)
0.1%
(655)
0.1%
(391)
Paper and paper products merchant wholesalers0.0%
(460)
0.1%
(460)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(1,002)
0.1%
(704)
0.1%
(298)
Truck transportation0.0%
(448)
0.1%
(386)
0.0%
(62)
1.4%
(12,393)
2.3%
(10,881)
0.4%
(1,512)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores0.0%
(430)
0.0%
(184)
0.0%
(246)
0.5%
(4,455)
0.4%
(1,904)
0.7%
(2,551)
Water transportation0.0%
(405)
0.1%
(405)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(652)
0.1%
(502)
0.0%
(150)
Paper0.0%
(225)
0.0%
(225)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(1,233)
0.2%
(817)
0.1%
(416)
Book stores and news dealers0.0%
(182)
0.0%
(182)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(1,186)
0.1%
(596)
0.2%
(590)
Other direct selling establishments0.0%
(127)
0.0%
(127)
0.0%
(0)
0.5%
(4,687)
0.5%
(2,456)
0.6%
(2,231)

Unemployment in Houston

Unemployment by year (%)

Unemployment by year (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 3.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 14.1%Males
  • 10.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 6.6%Males
  • 4.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.4%Males
  • 4.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.5%Males
  • 8.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 3.2%Males
  • 8.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 6.6%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%

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:

4.6% (48,685)
Texas:

4.7% (574,066)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Houston:

4.4% (47,141)
Texas:

4.3% (519,810)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Houston:

5.1% (54,230)
Texas:

5.2% (634,546)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Houston:

10.7% (113,687)
Texas:

9.7% (1,180,591)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Houston:

9.3% (99,036)
Texas:

9.9% (1,209,841)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Houston:

15.8% (168,223)
Texas:

15.9% (1,933,061)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Houston:

10.5% (112,070)
Texas:

12.5% (1,514,594)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Houston:

10.9% (115,878)
Texas:

10.2% (1,244,336)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Houston:

5.5% (58,318)
Texas:

4.7% (567,287)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Houston:

7.5% (80,239)
Texas:

6.2% (759,649)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Houston:

3.2% (33,563)
Texas:

2.8% (345,450)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Houston:

1.2% (12,347)
Texas:

1.2% (143,056)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Houston:

5.7% (60,559)
Texas:

5.9% (719,350)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Houston:

5.7% (60,263)
Texas:

6.7% (819,248)

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 2016 (%) - Males

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

    5.6% (33,560)
    Texas:

    6.1% (405,749)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    5.6% (33,441)
    Texas:

    5.6% (371,969)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    6.6% (39,645)
    Texas:

    6.3% (422,994)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    12.2% (73,266)
    Texas:

    11.5% (767,437)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    9.1% (54,623)
    Texas:

    10.2% (677,441)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    16.4% (98,722)
    Texas:

    14.8% (986,456)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    9.1% (54,805)
    Texas:

    10.7% (709,674)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    10.2% (61,081)
    Texas:

    9.6% (640,384)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    4.2% (25,445)
    Texas:

    3.9% (259,292)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    6.9% (41,731)
    Texas:

    5.6% (375,626)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    2.6% (15,941)
    Texas:

    2.3% (155,381)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    1.1% (6,786)
    Texas:

    1.0% (68,490)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    5.1% (30,500)
    Texas:

    5.7% (379,511)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    5.3% (32,145)
    Texas:

    6.6% (441,557)

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

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

    3.3% (15,125)
    Texas:

    3.1% (168,317)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    3.0% (13,700)
    Texas:

    2.7% (147,841)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    3.2% (14,585)
    Texas:

    3.8% (211,552)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    8.7% (40,421)
    Texas:

    7.5% (413,154)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    9.6% (44,413)
    Texas:

    9.7% (532,400)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    15.0% (69,501)
    Texas:

    17.2% (946,605)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    12.4% (57,265)
    Texas:

    14.6% (804,920)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    11.8% (54,797)
    Texas:

    11.0% (603,952)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    7.1% (32,873)
    Texas:

    5.6% (307,995)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    8.3% (38,508)
    Texas:

    7.0% (384,023)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    3.8% (17,622)
    Texas:

    3.5% (190,069)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    1.2% (5,561)
    Texas:

    1.4% (74,566)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    6.5% (30,059)
    Texas:

    6.2% (339,839)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    6.1% (28,118)
    Texas:

    6.9% (377,691)

Travel time to work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 92.4%
Number of people working at home: 38,715 (3.5% 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 2016 (%)

Working at home in 2016 - Houston

Working at home in 2016 - Texas

Less than 5 minutes:
Houston:

1.1% (20,592)
Texas:

2.6% (321,256)
5 to 9 minutes:
Houston:

4.9% (88,074)
Texas:

9.3% (1,131,562)
10 to 14 minutes:
Houston:

8.4% (152,237)
Texas:

13.2% (1,610,455)
15 to 19 minutes:
Houston:

12.1% (219,545)
Texas:

15.7% (1,909,491)
20 to 24 minutes:
Houston:

13.0% (235,335)
Texas:

14.3% (1,742,644)
25 to 29 minutes:
Houston:

6.4% (116,698)
Texas:

6.0% (734,926)
30 to 34 minutes:
Houston:

18.6% (336,812)
Texas:

14.9% (1,807,598)
35 to 39 minutes:
Houston:

4.2% (75,803)
Texas:

3.1% (371,804)
40 to 44 minutes:
Houston:

5.5% (100,348)
Texas:

3.9% (470,708)
45 to 59 minutes:
Houston:

12.9% (234,835)
Texas:

8.6% (1,047,245)
60 to 89 minutes:
Houston:

9.8% (177,645)
Texas:

6.0% (733,478)
90 or more minutes:
Houston:

3.1% (56,620)
Texas:

2.3% (283,599)

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 2016 (%) - Males

    Less than 5 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    1.1% (11,127)
    Texas:

    2.5% (168,109)
    5 to 9 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    4.1% (42,007)
    Texas:

    8.2% (548,908)
    10 to 14 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    7.9% (81,447)
    Texas:

    12.3% (815,753)
    15 to 19 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    11.6% (118,801)
    Texas:

    14.7% (977,114)
    20 to 24 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    12.1% (123,854)
    Texas:

    14.1% (939,596)
    25 to 29 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    6.5% (66,355)
    Texas:

    6.0% (400,795)
    30 to 34 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    19.2% (196,795)
    Texas:

    15.7% (1,043,923)
    35 to 39 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    4.2% (43,118)
    Texas:

    3.3% (216,454)
    40 to 44 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    6.0% (61,584)
    Texas:

    4.1% (272,394)
    45 to 59 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    13.2% (135,429)
    Texas:

    9.2% (613,538)
    60 to 89 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    10.9% (111,622)
    Texas:

    7.0% (466,799)
    90 or more minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    3.4% (35,416)
    Texas:

    2.9% (194,738)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2016 (%) - Females

    Less than 5 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    1.2% (9,465)
    Texas:

    2.8% (153,147)
    5 to 9 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    5.9% (46,067)
    Texas:

    10.6% (582,654)
    10 to 14 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    9.0% (70,790)
    Texas:

    14.4% (794,702)
    15 to 19 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    12.8% (100,744)
    Texas:

    16.9% (932,377)
    20 to 24 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    14.2% (111,481)
    Texas:

    14.6% (803,048)
    25 to 29 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    6.4% (50,343)
    Texas:

    6.1% (334,131)
    30 to 34 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    17.8% (140,017)
    Texas:

    13.9% (763,675)
    35 to 39 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    4.2% (32,685)
    Texas:

    2.8% (155,350)
    40 to 44 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    4.9% (38,764)
    Texas:

    3.6% (198,314)
    45 to 59 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    12.6% (99,406)
    Texas:

    7.9% (433,707)
    60 to 89 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    8.4% (66,023)
    Texas:

    4.8% (266,679)
    90 or more minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    2.7% (21,204)
    Texas:

    1.6% (88,861)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Houston

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Texas

Drove car alone:
Houston:

81.1% (1,503,300)
Texas:

80.5% (10,296,239)
Carpooled:
Houston:

10.2% (188,982)
Texas:

10.1% (1,289,832)
Bus or trolley bus:
Houston:

3.0% (56,283)
Texas:

1.2% (158,359)
Streetcar or trolley car:
Houston:

0.1% (1,182)
Texas:

0.0% (3,610)
Subway or elevated:
Houston:

0.1% (1,230)
Texas:

0.1% (9,085)
Railroad:
Houston:

0.1% (955)
Texas:

0.1% (10,511)
Ferryboat:
Houston:

0.0% (44)
Texas:

0.0% (683)
Bicycle:
Houston:

0.3% (5,611)
Texas:

0.3% (33,194)
Walked:
Houston:

1.4% (25,935)
Texas:

1.6% (200,556)
Other means:
Houston:

1.7% (31,022)
Texas:

1.3% (162,697)

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 2016 - Houston (Males)

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Texas (Males)

    Drove car alone - Males:
    Houston:

    81.3% (852,130)
    Texas:

    80.3% (5,606,176)
    Carpooled - Males:
    Houston:

    10.5% (110,550)
    Texas:

    10.2% (711,538)
    Bus or trolley bus - Males:
    Houston:

    2.6% (27,141)
    Texas:

    1.2% (81,403)
    Streetcar or trolley car - Males:
    Houston:

    0.1% (663)
    Texas:

    0.0% (2,082)
    Subway or elevated - Males:
    Houston:

    0.1% (683)
    Texas:

    0.1% (5,142)
    Railroad - Males:
    Houston:

    0.0% (318)
    Texas:

    0.1% (5,550)
    Ferryboat - Males:
    Houston:

    0.0% (44)
    Texas:

    0.0% (273)
    Bicycle - Males:
    Houston:

    0.4% (4,281)
    Texas:

    0.4% (24,943)
    Walked - Males:
    Houston:

    1.3% (13,797)
    Texas:

    1.7% (118,178)
    Other means - Males:
    Houston:

    1.7% (17,948)
    Texas:

    1.5% (102,836)

Means of transportation to work in 2016 - Houston (Females)

Means of transportation to work in 2016Travel time to work - Texas (Females)

    Drove car alone - Females:
    Houston:

    80.9% (651,170)
    Texas:

    80.8% (4,690,063)
    Carpooled - Females:
    Houston:

    9.7% (78,432)
    Texas:

    10.0% (578,294)
    Bus or trolley bus - Females:
    Houston:

    3.6% (29,142)
    Texas:

    1.3% (76,956)
    Streetcar or trolley car - Females:
    Houston:

    0.1% (519)
    Texas:

    0.0% (1,528)
    Subway or elevated - Females:
    Houston:

    0.1% (547)
    Texas:

    0.1% (3,943)
    Railroad - Females:
    Houston:

    0.1% (637)
    Texas:

    0.1% (4,961)
    Bicycle - Females:
    Houston:

    0.2% (1,330)
    Texas:

    0.1% (8,251)
    Walked - Females:
    Houston:

    1.5% (12,138)
    Texas:

    1.4% (82,378)
    Other means - Females:
    Houston:

    1.6% (13,074)
    Texas:

    1.0% (59,861)

Private vehicle occupancy

Private vehicle occupancy in 2016 (%)

Drove alone:
Houston:

87.1% (850,966)
Texas:

88.9% (10,294,898)
In 2 person carpool:
Houston:

9.7% (94,880)
Texas:

8.3% (966,820)
In 3 person carpool:
Houston:

2.2% (21,510)
Texas:

1.7% (199,042)
In 4 person carpool:
Houston:

0.5% (4,878)
Texas:

0.6% (69,047)
In 5-6 person carpool:
Houston:

0.3% (2,519)
Texas:

0.3% (35,125)
In 7+ person carpool:
Houston:

0.2% (2,044)
Texas:

0.2% (19,215)

Private vehicle occupancy in 2000 (%)

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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