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Based on the data from 2000 / 2013 when the population of Houston, Texas was 1,953,631 / 2,197,374

Most common industries

Most common industries in 2013 (%)

Most common industries in 2000 (%)

Most common industries for males in 2013 (%)

Most common industries for males in 2000 (%)

Most common industries for females in 2013 (%)

Most common industries for females in 2000 (%)

 

Most common industries
(2013 Data)

Most common industries
(2000 Data)

Industry

All

Males

Females

All

Males

Females

Educational services18.8%
(203,128)
9.2%
(55,613)
31.1%
(147,515)
8.0%
(69,089)
4.2%
(20,284)
12.8%
(48,805)
Professional, scientific, and technical services14.5%
(156,567)
14.9%
(90,499)
13.9%
(66,068)
8.1%
(70,019)
8.5%
(40,522)
7.7%
(29,497)
Health care10.7%
(115,785)
4.8%
(28,774)
18.4%
(87,011)
8.4%
(72,190)
4.0%
(19,148)
13.9%
(53,042)
Motor vehicle and parts dealers10.2%
(109,751)
9.4%
(56,747)
11.2%
(53,004)
1.2%
(10,728)
1.9%
(8,869)
0.5%
(1,859)
Construction10.1%
(109,228)
16.8%
(101,656)
1.6%
(7,572)
8.7%
(75,086)
14.4%
(69,030)
1.6%
(6,056)
Arts, entertainment, and recreation9.9%
(106,380)
8.3%
(50,548)
11.8%
(55,832)
1.3%
(10,925)
1.3%
(6,066)
1.3%
(4,859)
Social assistance9.2%
(99,649)
4.5%
(27,505)
15.2%
(72,144)
1.4%
(11,817)
0.3%
(1,381)
2.7%
(10,436)
Management of companies and enterprises8.3%
(89,696)
8.6%
(51,845)
8.0%
(37,851)
0.1%
(1,061)
0.1%
(541)
0.1%
(520)
Finance and insurance6.2%
(67,285)
5.5%
(33,202)
7.2%
(34,083)
4.7%
(40,021)
3.3%
(15,779)
6.4%
(24,242)
Repair and maintenance5.7%
(61,580)
4.9%
(29,849)
6.7%
(31,731)
2.0%
(17,274)
3.2%
(15,383)
0.5%
(1,891)
Air transportation4.7%
(50,385)
6.2%
(37,333)
2.8%
(13,052)
0.9%
(7,840)
0.8%
(3,971)
1.0%
(3,869)
Real estate and rental and leasing4.1%
(43,733)
3.3%
(20,221)
5.0%
(23,512)
2.6%
(22,004)
2.5%
(12,065)
2.6%
(9,939)
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction2.8%
(30,370)
3.4%
(20,443)
2.1%
(9,927)
1.8%
(15,209)
2.2%
(10,358)
1.3%
(4,851)
Pharmacies and drug stores2.2%
(24,188)
2.3%
(13,678)
2.2%
(10,510)
0.5%
(3,987)
0.3%
(1,330)
0.7%
(2,657)
Metal and metal products2.0%
(21,737)
3.1%
(18,919)
0.6%
(2,818)
1.5%
(13,073)
2.4%
(11,332)
0.5%
(1,741)
Warehousing and storage2.0%
(21,159)
2.5%
(15,277)
1.2%
(5,882)
0.2%
(2,019)
0.3%
(1,498)
0.1%
(521)
Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations1.8%
(19,674)
1.1%
(6,659)
2.7%
(13,015)
1.2%
(10,745)
1.0%
(4,615)
1.6%
(6,130)
Personal and laundry services1.8%
(19,108)
2.9%
(17,545)
0.3%
(1,563)
1.7%
(14,571)
1.0%
(4,880)
2.5%
(9,691)
Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries1.4%
(15,046)
1.5%
(9,345)
1.2%
(5,701)
0.6%
(5,490)
0.6%
(2,949)
0.7%
(2,541)
Retail florists1.4%
(14,827)
0.9%
(5,229)
2.0%
(9,598)
0.1%
(996)
0.1%
(345)
0.2%
(651)
Accommodation and food services1.3%
(14,494)
1.2%
(7,067)
1.6%
(7,427)
6.8%
(58,513)
6.2%
(29,879)
7.5%
(28,634)
U. S. Postal service1.3%
(13,777)
2.0%
(12,143)
0.3%
(1,634)
0.6%
(5,396)
0.6%
(3,015)
0.6%
(2,381)
Machinery1.3%
(13,621)
1.8%
(11,115)
0.5%
(2,506)
1.1%
(9,213)
1.6%
(7,518)
0.4%
(1,695)
Petroleum and coal products1.2%
(12,640)
1.5%
(9,255)
0.7%
(3,385)
0.8%
(6,598)
1.0%
(4,561)
0.5%
(2,037)
Furniture and home furnishings, and household appliance stores1.2%
(12,512)
1.7%
(10,341)
0.5%
(2,171)
0.6%
(5,038)
0.7%
(3,412)
0.4%
(1,626)
Private households1.1%
(11,783)
0.8%
(4,955)
1.4%
(6,828)
1.0%
(8,256)
0.1%
(629)
2.0%
(7,627)
Public administration1.0%
(11,015)
0.1%
(690)
2.2%
(10,325)
2.8%
(24,232)
2.7%
(12,925)
3.0%
(11,307)
Jewelry, luggage, and leather goods stores0.9%
(9,597)
0.4%
(2,158)
1.6%
(7,439)
0.2%
(1,364)
0.1%
(588)
0.2%
(776)
Chemicals0.9%
(9,523)
1.2%
(7,284)
0.5%
(2,239)
1.2%
(10,297)
1.6%
(7,880)
0.6%
(2,417)
Food and beverage stores0.7%
(7,936)
1.0%
(5,813)
0.4%
(2,123)
2.1%
(17,718)
2.0%
(9,755)
2.1%
(7,963)
Miscellaneous manufacturing0.7%
(7,576)
0.9%
(5,251)
0.5%
(2,325)
1.0%
(8,390)
1.2%
(5,867)
0.7%
(2,523)
Data processing, libraries, and other information services0.7%
(7,316)
0.8%
(4,809)
0.5%
(2,507)
0.4%
(3,415)
0.4%
(1,740)
0.4%
(1,675)
Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers0.7%
(7,129)
0.8%
(5,030)
0.4%
(2,099)
0.6%
(5,403)
0.9%
(4,173)
0.3%
(1,230)
Computer and electronic products0.6%
(6,566)
0.7%
(4,307)
0.5%
(2,259)
1.1%
(9,846)
1.3%
(6,235)
0.9%
(3,611)
Rail transportation0.5%
(5,768)
0.6%
(3,527)
0.5%
(2,241)
0.1%
(1,060)
0.2%
(965)
0.0%
(95)
Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers0.5%
(5,690)
0.6%
(3,458)
0.5%
(2,232)
0.6%
(5,043)
0.6%
(2,983)
0.5%
(2,060)
Broadcasting and telecommunications0.5%
(5,589)
0.6%
(3,478)
0.4%
(2,111)
1.4%
(12,132)
1.4%
(6,600)
1.5%
(5,532)
Food0.5%
(5,500)
0.4%
(2,169)
0.7%
(3,331)
0.6%
(5,224)
0.6%
(3,064)
0.6%
(2,160)
Electronic shopping and mail-order houses0.5%
(5,432)
0.4%
(2,328)
0.7%
(3,104)
0.1%
(977)
0.1%
(590)
0.1%
(387)
Radio, TV, and computer stores0.5%
(5,268)
0.6%
(3,341)
0.4%
(1,927)
0.8%
(6,726)
0.9%
(4,308)
0.6%
(2,418)
Health and personal care, except drug, stores0.5%
(4,860)
0.3%
(1,843)
0.6%
(3,017)
0.2%
(1,364)
0.1%
(393)
0.3%
(971)
Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers0.4%
(4,666)
0.5%
(2,966)
0.4%
(1,700)
0.6%
(4,967)
0.7%
(3,454)
0.4%
(1,513)
Clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores0.4%
(4,441)
0.4%
(2,176)
0.5%
(2,265)
0.6%
(5,533)
0.4%
(1,757)
1.0%
(3,776)
Transportation equipment0.4%
(4,394)
0.6%
(3,696)
0.1%
(698)
0.4%
(3,233)
0.5%
(2,524)
0.2%
(709)
Utilities0.4%
(4,063)
0.5%
(2,978)
0.2%
(1,085)
1.2%
(9,964)
1.3%
(6,055)
1.0%
(3,909)
Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.4%
(4,019)
0.5%
(3,288)
0.2%
(731)
0.6%
(4,821)
0.8%
(3,794)
0.3%
(1,027)
Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers0.3%
(3,277)
0.3%
(1,517)
0.4%
(1,760)
1.7%
(14,223)
2.2%
(10,530)
1.0%
(3,693)
Nonmetallic mineral products0.3%
(3,236)
0.5%
(2,815)
0.1%
(421)
0.2%
(1,985)
0.3%
(1,586)
0.1%
(399)
Printing and related support activities0.3%
(3,076)
0.4%
(2,545)
0.1%
(531)
0.5%
(4,052)
0.5%
(2,523)
0.4%
(1,529)
Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers0.3%
(2,728)
0.2%
(1,501)
0.3%
(1,227)
0.4%
(3,556)
0.5%
(2,349)
0.3%
(1,207)
Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers0.3%
(2,710)
0.3%
(1,831)
0.2%
(879)
0.4%
(3,792)
0.5%
(2,379)
0.4%
(1,413)
Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores0.2%
(2,345)
0.2%
(1,312)
0.2%
(1,033)
0.0%
(340)
0.0%
(113)
0.1%
(227)
Plastics and rubber products0.2%
(2,329)
0.3%
(1,796)
0.1%
(533)
0.5%
(3,880)
0.5%
(2,539)
0.4%
(1,341)
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting0.2%
(2,231)
0.3%
(1,896)
0.1%
(335)
0.1%
(1,195)
0.2%
(946)
0.1%
(249)
Electrical equipment, appliances, and components0.2%
(1,980)
0.3%
(1,640)
0.1%
(340)
0.2%
(1,946)
0.3%
(1,575)
0.1%
(371)
Gasoline stations0.2%
(1,962)
0.1%
(839)
0.2%
(1,123)
0.3%
(2,635)
0.3%
(1,579)
0.3%
(1,056)
Motor vehicles, parts and supplies merchant wholesalers0.2%
(1,855)
0.3%
(1,705)
0.0%
(150)
0.2%
(1,869)
0.3%
(1,472)
0.1%
(397)
Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers0.2%
(1,848)
0.2%
(1,076)
0.2%
(772)
0.2%
(1,408)
0.3%
(1,215)
0.1%
(193)
Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores0.2%
(1,775)
0.1%
(312)
0.3%
(1,463)
0.3%
(2,413)
0.3%
(1,370)
0.3%
(1,043)
Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers0.2%
(1,697)
0.2%
(1,324)
0.1%
(373)
0.2%
(1,339)
0.2%
(972)
0.1%
(367)
Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,415)
0.2%
(1,005)
0.1%
(410)
0.2%
(1,669)
0.2%
(921)
0.2%
(748)
Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,395)
0.2%
(1,119)
0.1%
(276)
0.3%
(2,679)
0.4%
(1,847)
0.2%
(832)
Beverage and tobacco products0.1%
(1,393)
0.2%
(1,067)
0.1%
(326)
0.1%
(1,134)
0.2%
(978)
0.0%
(156)
Apparel0.1%
(1,335)
0.1%
(390)
0.2%
(945)
0.1%
(843)
0.1%
(270)
0.2%
(573)
Water transportation0.1%
(1,193)
0.2%
(1,112)
0.0%
(81)
0.1%
(652)
0.1%
(502)
0.0%
(150)
Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,165)
0.1%
(902)
0.1%
(263)
0.2%
(1,637)
0.2%
(881)
0.2%
(756)
Wood products0.1%
(1,159)
0.2%
(1,068)
0.0%
(91)
0.1%
(1,243)
0.2%
(1,070)
0.0%
(173)
Truck transportation0.1%
(1,148)
0.1%
(779)
0.1%
(369)
1.4%
(12,393)
2.3%
(10,881)
0.4%
(1,512)
Apparel, fabrics, and notions merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,108)
0.1%
(412)
0.1%
(696)
0.1%
(638)
0.1%
(296)
0.1%
(342)
Recyclable material merchant wholesalers0.1%
(1,028)
0.2%
(944)
0.0%
(84)
0.1%
(885)
0.2%
(781)
0.0%
(104)
Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores0.1%
(934)
0.1%
(424)
0.1%
(510)
0.5%
(4,455)
0.4%
(1,904)
0.7%
(2,551)
Metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers0.1%
(929)
0.1%
(636)
0.1%
(293)
0.2%
(1,883)
0.3%
(1,510)
0.1%
(373)
Administrative and support and waste management services0.1%
(886)
0.1%
(524)
0.1%
(362)
5.3%
(45,846)
5.5%
(26,387)
5.1%
(19,459)
Furniture and related product manufacturing0.1%
(825)
0.1%
(757)
0.0%
(68)
0.3%
(2,636)
0.4%
(1,866)
0.2%
(770)
Alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers0.1%
(812)
0.1%
(735)
0.0%
(77)
0.1%
(932)
0.2%
(774)
0.0%
(158)
Paper0.1%
(727)
0.1%
(376)
0.1%
(351)
0.1%
(1,233)
0.2%
(817)
0.1%
(416)
Department and other general merchandise stores0.1%
(688)
0.0%
(194)
0.1%
(494)
1.7%
(14,208)
0.9%
(4,340)
2.6%
(9,868)
Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers0.0%
(478)
0.0%
(245)
0.0%
(233)
0.1%
(997)
0.1%
(664)
0.1%
(333)
Office supplies and stationery stores0.0%
(468)
0.1%
(347)
0.0%
(121)
0.1%
(1,046)
0.1%
(655)
0.1%
(391)
Other direct selling establishments0.0%
(267)
0.0%
(226)
0.0%
(41)
0.5%
(4,687)
0.5%
(2,456)
0.6%
(2,231)
Book stores and news dealers0.0%
(198)
0.0%
(198)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(1,186)
0.1%
(596)
0.2%
(590)
Paper and paper products merchant wholesalers0.0%
(125)
0.0%
(81)
0.0%
(44)
0.1%
(1,002)
0.1%
(704)
0.1%
(298)

Most common occupations

Most common occupations in 2013 (%)

Most common occupations in 2000 (%)

Most common occupations for males in 2013 (%)

Most common occupations for males in 2000 (%)

Most common occupations for females in 2013 (%)

Most common occupations for females in 2000 (%)

 

Most common occupations
(2013 Data)

Most common occupations
(2000 Data)

Occupation

All

Males

Females

All

Males

Females

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations5.6%
(60,770)
4.9%
(29,396)
6.6%
(31,374)
4.5%
(38,682)
4.1%
(19,840)
4.9%
(18,842)
Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers4.7%
(51,187)
5.0%
(30,224)
4.4%
(20,963)
4.1%
(35,032)
4.3%
(20,811)
3.7%
(14,221)
Cooks and food preparation workers2.8%
(30,526)
2.8%
(16,872)
2.9%
(13,654)
2.0%
(17,013)
1.9%
(8,918)
2.1%
(8,095)
Cashiers2.8%
(29,859)
1.4%
(8,211)
4.6%
(21,648)
2.3%
(19,564)
1.1%
(5,295)
3.7%
(14,269)
Computer specialists2.4%
(26,276)
3.1%
(18,516)
1.6%
(7,760)
2.7%
(23,153)
3.5%
(16,532)
1.7%
(6,621)
Retail sales workers, except cashiers2.4%
(26,127)
2.0%
(12,180)
2.9%
(13,947)
2.8%
(24,346)
2.5%
(11,974)
3.2%
(12,372)
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers2.4%
(25,900)
2.6%
(15,637)
2.2%
(10,263)
2.5%
(21,135)
2.9%
(13,934)
1.9%
(7,201)
Construction laborers2.4%
(25,425)
4.1%
(24,945)
0.1%
(480)
1.6%
(13,903)
2.8%
(13,554)
0.1%
(349)
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers2.3%
(24,423)
3.7%
(22,567)
0.4%
(1,856)
2.5%
(21,292)
4.2%
(20,234)
0.3%
(1,058)
Laborers and material movers, hand2.2%
(23,684)
3.1%
(18,646)
1.1%
(5,038)
2.1%
(17,676)
2.9%
(14,084)
0.9%
(3,592)
Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors2.0%
(21,384)
0.9%
(5,232)
3.4%
(16,152)
3.9%
(33,456)
2.0%
(9,428)
6.3%
(24,028)
Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers1.9%
(20,961)
3.4%
(20,869)
0.0%
(92)
1.6%
(13,508)
2.8%
(13,313)
0.1%
(195)
Engineers1.9%
(20,594)
2.9%
(17,658)
0.6%
(2,936)
1.9%
(16,351)
3.0%
(14,428)
0.5%
(1,923)
Metal workers and plastic workers1.9%
(20,196)
3.2%
(19,352)
0.2%
(844)
1.6%
(14,173)
2.8%
(13,244)
0.2%
(929)
Secretaries and administrative assistants1.7%
(18,841)
0.2%
(1,150)
3.7%
(17,691)
2.7%
(22,795)
0.2%
(896)
5.7%
(21,899)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors1.7%
(18,755)
2.9%
(17,600)
0.2%
(1,155)
2.1%
(18,455)
3.6%
(17,375)
0.3%
(1,080)
Customer service representatives1.7%
(18,653)
0.9%
(5,317)
2.8%
(13,336)
1.7%
(14,571)
1.0%
(4,832)
2.6%
(9,739)
Accountants and auditors1.7%
(18,045)
1.2%
(7,367)
2.3%
(10,678)
1.9%
(16,132)
1.5%
(7,307)
2.3%
(8,825)
Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives1.6%
(17,063)
0.6%
(3,589)
2.8%
(13,474)
2.0%
(17,590)
0.7%
(3,447)
3.7%
(14,143)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides1.5%
(16,441)
0.4%
(2,713)
2.9%
(13,728)
1.3%
(11,405)
0.3%
(1,656)
2.6%
(9,749)
Other production occupations, including supervisors1.5%
(16,036)
1.9%
(11,633)
0.9%
(4,403)
2.6%
(22,464)
3.5%
(16,944)
1.4%
(5,520)
Waiters and waitresses1.5%
(15,782)
0.9%
(5,425)
2.2%
(10,357)
1.3%
(11,348)
1.0%
(4,772)
1.7%
(6,576)
Registered nurses1.4%
(15,115)
0.5%
(2,967)
2.6%
(12,148)
1.3%
(10,963)
0.3%
(1,243)
2.5%
(9,720)
Carpenters1.3%
(14,023)
2.2%
(13,556)
0.1%
(467)
1.3%
(11,001)
2.3%
(10,885)
0.0%
(116)
Lawyers1.3%
(13,773)
1.5%
(8,788)
1.1%
(4,985)
1.1%
(9,450)
1.4%
(6,501)
0.8%
(2,949)
Health technologists and technicians1.3%
(13,603)
0.8%
(5,141)
1.8%
(8,462)
1.2%
(10,690)
0.5%
(2,598)
2.1%
(8,092)
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers1.2%
(13,316)
2.2%
(13,316)
0.0%
(0)
1.5%
(13,093)
2.7%
(12,828)
0.1%
(265)
Painters and paperhangers1.2%
(13,278)
2.2%
(13,278)
0.0%
(0)
0.9%
(7,641)
1.5%
(7,404)
0.1%
(237)
Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing1.2%
(13,073)
1.4%
(8,520)
1.0%
(4,553)
2.8%
(24,138)
3.3%
(15,698)
2.2%
(8,440)
Top executives1.2%
(12,494)
1.5%
(9,385)
0.7%
(3,109)
1.4%
(12,389)
2.1%
(9,890)
0.7%
(2,499)
Other financial specialists1.1%
(12,243)
1.1%
(6,658)
1.2%
(5,585)
0.9%
(7,408)
0.9%
(4,307)
0.8%
(3,101)
Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations1.1%
(11,787)
0.5%
(2,789)
1.9%
(8,998)
0.8%
(7,305)
0.2%
(1,186)
1.6%
(6,119)
Other protective service workers, including supervisors1.1%
(11,670)
1.2%
(6,972)
1.0%
(4,698)
0.9%
(8,000)
1.2%
(5,517)
0.7%
(2,483)
Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers1.1%
(11,558)
0.7%
(3,951)
1.6%
(7,607)
0.6%
(5,467)
0.4%
(2,133)
0.9%
(3,334)
Life and physical scientists1.0%
(10,321)
1.0%
(6,054)
0.9%
(4,267)
0.8%
(6,997)
1.0%
(4,893)
0.6%
(2,104)
Personal appearance workers0.9%
(9,744)
0.4%
(2,613)
1.5%
(7,131)
0.8%
(6,731)
0.3%
(1,593)
1.3%
(5,138)
Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors0.9%
(9,691)
0.8%
(4,671)
1.1%
(5,020)
3.6%
(30,567)
3.6%
(17,399)
3.5%
(13,168)
Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks0.9%
(9,572)
0.5%
(2,895)
1.4%
(6,677)
0.9%
(7,734)
0.3%
(1,585)
1.6%
(6,149)
Child care workers0.9%
(9,392)
0.1%
(311)
1.9%
(9,081)
0.9%
(7,511)
0.1%
(330)
1.9%
(7,181)
Postsecondary teachers0.9%
(9,294)
0.8%
(5,026)
0.9%
(4,268)
0.9%
(7,639)
0.9%
(4,249)
0.9%
(3,390)
Assemblers and fabricators0.8%
(8,999)
1.1%
(6,960)
0.4%
(2,039)
0.8%
(7,177)
0.9%
(4,217)
0.8%
(2,960)
Other healthcare support occupations0.8%
(8,910)
0.2%
(984)
1.7%
(7,926)
0.6%
(4,732)
0.1%
(620)
1.1%
(4,112)
Art and design workers0.8%
(8,375)
0.8%
(4,575)
0.8%
(3,800)
0.8%
(6,450)
0.7%
(3,154)
0.9%
(3,296)
Financial managers0.8%
(8,255)
0.7%
(4,180)
0.9%
(4,075)
0.7%
(5,897)
0.6%
(2,905)
0.8%
(2,992)
Operations specialties managers, except financial managers0.8%
(8,153)
1.0%
(6,009)
0.5%
(2,144)
1.0%
(8,708)
1.2%
(5,736)
0.8%
(2,972)
Physicians and surgeons0.8%
(8,122)
0.9%
(5,218)
0.6%
(2,904)
0.7%
(6,350)
0.9%
(4,294)
0.5%
(2,056)
Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists0.7%
(7,473)
0.4%
(2,234)
1.1%
(5,239)
0.8%
(7,002)
0.4%
(2,060)
1.3%
(4,942)
Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors0.7%
(7,364)
0.7%
(4,253)
0.7%
(3,111)
1.2%
(10,454)
1.2%
(5,974)
1.2%
(4,480)
Other material moving workers, except laborers0.7%
(7,291)
1.2%
(7,091)
0.0%
(200)
0.6%
(5,002)
1.0%
(4,721)
0.1%
(281)
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks0.7%
(7,101)
0.2%
(1,406)
1.2%
(5,695)
1.2%
(10,413)
0.3%
(1,521)
2.3%
(8,892)
Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters0.6%
(6,377)
1.0%
(6,336)
0.0%
(41)
0.5%
(3,957)
0.8%
(3,865)
0.0%
(92)
Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations0.6%
(6,365)
0.4%
(2,451)
0.8%
(3,914)
0.5%
(4,438)
0.5%
(2,285)
0.6%
(2,153)
Electricians0.6%
(6,331)
1.0%
(6,217)
0.0%
(114)
0.5%
(4,341)
0.9%
(4,237)
0.0%
(104)
Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians0.6%
(6,067)
0.9%
(5,576)
0.1%
(491)
0.5%
(4,428)
0.8%
(3,592)
0.2%
(836)
Law enforcement workers, including supervisors0.6%
(6,066)
0.6%
(3,768)
0.5%
(2,298)
0.6%
(5,020)
0.8%
(3,645)
0.4%
(1,375)
Media and communications workers0.6%
(5,982)
0.6%
(3,451)
0.5%
(2,531)
0.7%
(5,739)
0.7%
(3,276)
0.6%
(2,463)
Food processing workers0.5%
(5,918)
0.5%
(3,090)
0.6%
(2,828)
0.4%
(3,095)
0.4%
(1,923)
0.3%
(1,172)
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers0.5%
(5,646)
0.4%
(2,210)
0.7%
(3,436)
0.7%
(5,692)
0.4%
(2,007)
1.0%
(3,685)
Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers0.5%
(5,461)
0.5%
(2,744)
0.6%
(2,717)
1.0%
(8,433)
0.9%
(4,522)
1.0%
(3,911)
Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses0.5%
(5,439)
0.5%
(2,864)
0.5%
(2,575)
0.6%
(4,954)
0.5%
(2,425)
0.7%
(2,529)
Legal support workers0.4%
(4,669)
0.2%
(1,258)
0.7%
(3,411)
0.5%
(4,416)
0.3%
(1,385)
0.8%
(3,031)
Teachers, secondary school0.4%
(4,517)
0.3%
(1,737)
0.6%
(2,780)
0.5%
(4,081)
0.3%
(1,324)
0.7%
(2,757)
Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers0.4%
(4,151)
0.4%
(2,471)
0.4%
(1,680)
0.4%
(3,648)
0.4%
(2,152)
0.4%
(1,496)
Supervisors, construction and extraction workers0.4%
(3,880)
0.6%
(3,589)
0.1%
(291)
0.6%
(5,371)
1.1%
(5,131)
0.1%
(240)
Architects, surveyors, and cartographers0.4%
(3,865)
0.5%
(2,882)
0.2%
(983)
0.2%
(2,135)
0.3%
(1,674)
0.1%
(461)
Bus drivers0.4%
(3,844)
0.3%
(1,794)
0.4%
(2,050)
0.4%
(3,200)
0.3%
(1,660)
0.4%
(1,540)
Teachers, preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school0.3%
(3,283)
0.0%
(0)
0.7%
(3,283)
2.7%
(23,321)
0.9%
(4,354)
5.0%
(18,967)
Other transportation occupations0.3%
(3,114)
0.4%
(2,240)
0.2%
(874)
0.2%
(1,419)
0.2%
(1,161)
0.1%
(258)
Other construction workers and helpers0.3%
(3,113)
0.5%
(3,113)
0.0%
(0)
0.3%
(2,881)
0.6%
(2,747)
0.0%
(134)
Life, physical, and social science technicians0.3%
(3,061)
0.2%
(1,076)
0.4%
(1,985)
0.2%
(2,142)
0.3%
(1,324)
0.2%
(818)
Religious workers0.3%
(3,045)
0.3%
(1,755)
0.3%
(1,290)
0.3%
(2,777)
0.4%
(1,904)
0.2%
(873)
Therapists0.3%
(2,971)
0.0%
(255)
0.6%
(2,716)
0.3%
(2,367)
0.1%
(542)
0.5%
(1,825)
Aircraft and traffic control occupations0.3%
(2,940)
0.3%
(2,009)
0.2%
(931)
0.1%
(1,275)
0.2%
(1,151)
0.0%
(124)
Motor vehicle operators, except bus and truck drivers0.3%
(2,794)
0.4%
(2,155)
0.1%
(639)
0.2%
(1,923)
0.4%
(1,694)
0.1%
(229)
Extraction workers0.2%
(2,400)
0.4%
(2,327)
0.0%
(73)
0.0%
(418)
0.1%
(391)
0.0%
(27)
Printing workers0.2%
(1,883)
0.2%
(1,482)
0.1%
(401)
0.2%
(1,929)
0.2%
(1,190)
0.2%
(739)
Supervisors, transportation, and material moving workers0.2%
(1,772)
0.2%
(1,393)
0.1%
(379)
0.2%
(1,540)
0.3%
(1,240)
0.1%
(300)
Agricultural workers, including supervisors0.2%
(1,651)
0.2%
(1,438)
0.0%
(213)
0.1%
(897)
0.1%
(687)
0.1%
(210)
Mathematical science occupations0.2%
(1,627)
0.2%
(1,179)
0.1%
(448)
0.1%
(907)
0.1%
(667)
0.1%
(240)
Librarians, curators, and archivists0.1%
(1,293)
0.1%
(420)
0.2%
(873)
0.2%
(1,409)
0.1%
(386)
0.3%
(1,023)
Social scientists and related workers0.1%
(1,175)
0.1%
(656)
0.1%
(519)
0.2%
(1,913)
0.1%
(657)
0.3%
(1,256)
Communications equipment operators0.1%
(829)
0.0%
(122)
0.1%
(707)
0.1%
(1,108)
0.0%
(162)
0.2%
(946)
Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants0.1%
(749)
0.1%
(623)
0.0%
(126)
0.2%
(2,014)
0.2%
(800)
0.3%
(1,214)
Plant and system operators0.1%
(740)
0.1%
(648)
0.0%
(92)
0.2%
(1,366)
0.3%
(1,329)
0.0%
(37)
Fire fighting and prevention workers, including supervisors0.1%
(687)
0.1%
(615)
0.0%
(72)
0.1%
(1,068)
0.2%
(1,002)
0.0%
(66)
Woodworkers0.1%
(558)
0.1%
(517)
0.0%
(41)
0.1%
(742)
0.1%
(587)
0.0%
(155)
Rail and water transportation workers0.0%
(488)
0.1%
(488)
0.0%
(0)
0.1%
(749)
0.1%
(683)
0.0%
(66)

Unemployment in Houston

Unemployment by year (%)

Unemployment by year (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2013
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.8%Males
  • 6.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 17.3%Males
  • 11.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 3.2%Males
  • 15.9%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 6.0%Males
  • 6.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.3%Males
  • 9.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.5%Males
  • 6.8%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.0%Males
  • 8.1%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 2013:
Houston:

5.5%
Texas:

5.5%
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:

7.2%
Texas:

7.5%
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 2013 (%)

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

3.8% (39,140)
Texas:

4.4% (499,347)
5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m.:
Houston:

4.3% (43,713)
Texas:

4.1% (467,794)
5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m.:
Houston:

4.5% (45,946)
Texas:

5.0% (576,780)
6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m.:
Houston:

9.4% (95,750)
Texas:

9.6% (1,099,084)
6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m.:
Houston:

10.0% (102,595)
Texas:

10.1% (1,160,343)
7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m.:
Houston:

16.0% (163,645)
Texas:

15.9% (1,822,255)
7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m.:
Houston:

11.0% (112,812)
Texas:

12.8% (1,462,373)
8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m.:
Houston:

11.4% (116,852)
Texas:

10.5% (1,201,299)
8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m.:
Houston:

5.6% (57,400)
Texas:

4.8% (551,237)
9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m.:
Houston:

6.8% (69,238)
Texas:

5.9% (677,145)
10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m.:
Houston:

3.0% (31,045)
Texas:

2.7% (313,096)
11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m.:
Houston:

1.3% (12,869)
Texas:

1.2% (142,619)
12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m.:
Houston:

6.2% (63,477)
Texas:

6.1% (699,485)
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.:
Houston:

6.5% (66,480)
Texas:

6.8% (775,395)

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 2013 (%) - Males

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

    5.0% (29,106)
    Texas:

    5.7% (360,472)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    5.7% (32,914)
    Texas:

    5.4% (342,818)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    5.6% (32,106)
    Texas:

    6.3% (395,380)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    10.8% (62,394)
    Texas:

    11.5% (722,881)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    10.2% (58,799)
    Texas:

    10.3% (651,372)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    16.0% (92,199)
    Texas:

    15.2% (955,690)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    9.8% (56,624)
    Texas:

    10.8% (681,741)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    10.5% (60,649)
    Texas:

    10.0% (631,039)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    4.9% (28,098)
    Texas:

    4.0% (252,573)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    5.8% (33,310)
    Texas:

    5.0% (317,423)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    2.5% (14,210)
    Texas:

    2.3% (144,987)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    1.2% (6,696)
    Texas:

    1.0% (63,352)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    5.5% (31,928)
    Texas:

    5.7% (361,317)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Males:
    Houston:

    6.7% (38,571)
    Texas:

    6.7% (420,116)

Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2013 (%) - Females

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

    2.3% (10,034)
    Texas:

    2.7% (138,875)
    5:00 a.m. to 5:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    2.4% (10,799)
    Texas:

    2.4% (124,976)
    5:30 a.m. to 5:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    3.1% (13,840)
    Texas:

    3.5% (181,400)
    6:00 a.m. to 6:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    7.5% (33,356)
    Texas:

    7.3% (376,203)
    6:30 a.m. to 6:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    9.9% (43,796)
    Texas:

    9.9% (508,971)
    7:00 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    16.1% (71,446)
    Texas:

    16.8% (866,565)
    7:30 a.m. to 7:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    12.7% (56,188)
    Texas:

    15.2% (780,632)
    8:00 a.m. to 8:29 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    12.7% (56,203)
    Texas:

    11.1% (570,260)
    8:30 a.m. to 8:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    6.6% (29,302)
    Texas:

    5.8% (298,664)
    9:00 a.m. to 9:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    8.1% (35,928)
    Texas:

    7.0% (359,722)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    3.8% (16,835)
    Texas:

    3.3% (168,109)
    11:00 a.m. to 11:59 a.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    1.4% (6,173)
    Texas:

    1.5% (79,267)
    12:00 p.m. to 3:59 p.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    7.1% (31,549)
    Texas:

    6.6% (338,168)
    4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. - Females:
    Houston:

    6.3% (27,909)
    Texas:

    6.9% (355,279)

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 2013 (%)

Working at home in 2013 - Houston

Working at home in 2013 - Texas

Less than 5 minutes:
Houston:

1.3% (22,622)
Texas:

2.8% (325,929)
5 to 9 minutes:
Houston:

5.2% (89,033)
Texas:

9.8% (1,126,526)
10 to 14 minutes:
Houston:

8.9% (153,237)
Texas:

14.0% (1,606,407)
15 to 19 minutes:
Houston:

12.6% (216,293)
Texas:

16.1% (1,840,995)
20 to 24 minutes:
Houston:

13.9% (240,044)
Texas:

14.5% (1,663,672)
25 to 29 minutes:
Houston:

6.0% (104,066)
Texas:

6.0% (681,069)
30 to 34 minutes:
Houston:

18.9% (324,867)
Texas:

14.8% (1,691,460)
35 to 39 minutes:
Houston:

3.5% (59,851)
Texas:

2.6% (296,124)
40 to 44 minutes:
Houston:

5.0% (85,489)
Texas:

3.5% (403,802)
45 to 59 minutes:
Houston:

12.3% (212,455)
Texas:

8.1% (927,496)
60 to 89 minutes:
Houston:

9.9% (169,828)
Texas:

5.6% (635,226)
90 or more minutes:
Houston:

2.5% (43,285)
Texas:

2.1% (242,392)

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 2013 (%) - Males

    Less than 5 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    1.4% (13,907)
    Texas:

    2.8% (172,988)
    5 to 9 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    4.8% (46,540)
    Texas:

    8.8% (553,725)
    10 to 14 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    8.5% (83,483)
    Texas:

    13.1% (821,311)
    15 to 19 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    11.5% (112,603)
    Texas:

    15.3% (960,161)
    20 to 24 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    13.5% (132,018)
    Texas:

    14.0% (881,595)
    25 to 29 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    5.7% (55,776)
    Texas:

    6.0% (378,086)
    30 to 34 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    19.8% (193,708)
    Texas:

    15.7% (989,882)
    35 to 39 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    3.4% (33,352)
    Texas:

    2.6% (165,432)
    40 to 44 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    5.1% (50,180)
    Texas:

    3.7% (232,433)
    45 to 59 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    12.8% (125,109)
    Texas:

    8.7% (546,485)
    60 to 89 minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    10.7% (104,124)
    Texas:

    6.5% (410,622)
    90 or more minutes - Males:
    Houston:

    2.6% (25,754)
    Texas:

    2.8% (173,539)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2013 (%) - Females

    Less than 5 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    1.2% (8,715)
    Texas:

    3.0% (152,941)
    5 to 9 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    5.7% (42,493)
    Texas:

    11.1% (572,801)
    10 to 14 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    9.4% (69,754)
    Texas:

    15.2% (785,096)
    15 to 19 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    13.9% (103,690)
    Texas:

    17.1% (880,834)
    20 to 24 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    14.5% (108,026)
    Texas:

    15.2% (782,077)
    25 to 29 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    6.5% (48,290)
    Texas:

    5.9% (302,983)
    30 to 34 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    17.6% (131,159)
    Texas:

    13.6% (701,578)
    35 to 39 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    3.6% (26,499)
    Texas:

    2.5% (130,692)
    40 to 44 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    4.7% (35,309)
    Texas:

    3.3% (171,369)
    45 to 59 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    11.7% (87,346)
    Texas:

    7.4% (381,011)
    60 to 89 minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    8.8% (65,704)
    Texas:

    4.4% (224,604)
    90 or more minutes - Females:
    Houston:

    2.4% (17,531)
    Texas:

    1.3% (68,853)

Means of transportation to work

Means of transportation to work in 2013 - Houston

Means of transportation to work in 2013 - Texas

Drove car alone:
Houston:

79.3% (1,396,899)
Texas:

80.2% (9,575,394)
Carpooled:
Houston:

11.1% (196,322)
Texas:

10.7% (1,274,287)
Bus or trolley bus:
Houston:

3.6% (63,540)
Texas:

1.4% (165,118)
Streetcar or trolley car:
Houston:

0.0% (513)
Texas:

0.0% (2,243)
Subway or elevated:
Houston:

0.1% (994)
Texas:

0.1% (7,885)
Railroad:
Houston:

0.1% (976)
Texas:

0.1% (11,249)
Bicycle:
Houston:

0.5% (9,443)
Texas:

0.3% (37,318)
Walked:
Houston:

1.4% (24,814)
Texas:

1.6% (190,537)
Other means:
Houston:

1.6% (27,569)
Texas:

1.5% (176,090)

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 2013 - Houston (Males)

Means of transportation to work in 2013 - Texas (Males)

    Drove car alone - Males:
    Houston:

    79.1% (787,418)
    Texas:

    79.7% (5,210,647)
    Carpooled - Males:
    Houston:

    11.5% (114,897)
    Texas:

    10.9% (713,458)
    Bus or trolley bus - Males:
    Houston:

    3.3% (32,680)
    Texas:

    1.3% (85,801)
    Streetcar or trolley car - Males:
    Houston:

    0.0% (430)
    Texas:

    0.0% (1,621)
    Subway or elevated - Males:
    Houston:

    0.1% (523)
    Texas:

    0.1% (4,278)
    Railroad - Males:
    Houston:

    0.0% (383)
    Texas:

    0.1% (6,123)
    Bicycle - Males:
    Houston:

    0.8% (7,510)
    Texas:

    0.4% (28,936)
    Walked - Males:
    Houston:

    1.4% (13,972)
    Texas:

    1.8% (114,812)
    Other means - Males:
    Houston:

    1.9% (18,741)
    Texas:

    1.8% (119,860)

Means of transportation to work in 2013 - Houston (Females)

Means of transportation to work in 2013Travel time to work - Texas (Females)

    Drove car alone - Females:
    Houston:

    79.6% (609,481)
    Texas:

    80.9% (4,364,747)
    Carpooled - Females:
    Houston:

    10.6% (81,425)
    Texas:

    10.4% (560,829)
    Bus or trolley bus - Females:
    Houston:

    4.0% (30,860)
    Texas:

    1.5% (79,317)
    Streetcar or trolley car - Females:
    Houston:

    0.0% (83)
    Texas:

    0.0% (622)
    Subway or elevated - Females:
    Houston:

    0.1% (471)
    Texas:

    0.1% (3,607)
    Railroad - Females:
    Houston:

    0.1% (593)
    Texas:

    0.1% (5,126)
    Bicycle - Females:
    Houston:

    0.3% (1,933)
    Texas:

    0.2% (8,382)
    Walked - Females:
    Houston:

    1.4% (10,842)
    Texas:

    1.4% (75,725)
    Other means - Females:
    Houston:

    1.2% (8,828)
    Texas:

    1.0% (56,230)

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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