Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2022 Population
117,882
0.651% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.5
1.63% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.5%
9.76% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$79,237
4.58% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$256,800
14.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX had a population of 118k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $79,237. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX declined from 118,654 to 117,882, a −0.651% decrease and its median household income grew from $75,766 to $79,237, a 4.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (38.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.6%), White (Hispanic) (12.5%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (11.3%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (9.38%).

42.3% of the households in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

82.2% of the residents in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX are Fortis College (392415) (175 degrees awarded in 2022) and Sebring Career Schools-Houston (73 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX was $256,800, and the homeownership rate was 58.9%.

Most people in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX is home to a population of 118k people, from which 82.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 33.4% of Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX residents were born outside of the country (39.3k people).

In 2022, there were 2.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.4k people) in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX are Spanish (27,510 households), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (3,098 households), and Vietnamese (2,815 households).

Citizenship

82.2%
2022 Citizenship
82.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 82.2% of Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX was 82.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    45.4k ± 2.8k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    17.2k ± 2.34k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    14.7k ± 2.04k
31.5%
Hispanic Population
37.2k people

In 2022, there were 2.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (45.4k people) in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

31.5% of the people in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX are hispanic (37.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

33.4%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
39.3k people
33.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
39.9k people

As of 2022, 33.4% of Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX residents (39.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX was 33.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    27,510 households (24.9%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    3,098 households (2.81%)
  3. Vietnamese
    2,815 households (2.55%)

42.3% of the households in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is higher than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX was Spanish. 24.9% of the households in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,206 ± 428
  2. Vietnam
    1,037 ± 252
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    744 ± 258

Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX employs 55.6k people. The largest industries in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX are Elementary & secondary schools (4,797 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,500 people), and Construction (2,733 people), and the highest paying industries are Oil & gas extraction ($230,937), Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers ($193,640), and Support activities for mining ($172,603).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
26,201
Women
46%
30,758
Men
54%

The workforce of Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX in 2020 was 56,959 people, with 46% woman, and 54% men.

The visualization shows the distribution of the workforce by gender and age in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX.

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Occupations

55.6k
2022 Value
−1.39%
1 Year decline
± −1.39%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX declined at a rate of −1.39%, from 56.4k employees to 55.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX, are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,993 people), Other managers (1,843 people), and Registered nurses (1,387 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

55.6k
2022 Value
−1.39%
1 Year decline
± −1.39%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX declined at a rate of −1.39%, from 56.4k employees to 55.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,797 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,500 people), and Construction (2,733 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX, though some of these residents may live in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,457
Median earning men ± $4,090
$39,848
Median earning women ± $3,329

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($193,438), Information ($91,537), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($79,840).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($78,631), Information ($71,531), and Public Administration ($63,063).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX awarded 248 degrees. The student population of Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 71 male students and 187 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX are Black or African American (96 and 38.7%), followed by Asian (67 and 27%), Hispanic or Latino (65 and 26.2%), and White (10 and 4.03%).

The largest universities in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX by number of degrees awarded are Fortis College (392415) (175 and 70.6%) and Sebring Career Schools-Houston (73 and 29.4%).

The most popular majors in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX are Medical Assistant (78 and 31.5%), General Cosmetology (43 and 17.3%), and Sterile Processing Technician (31 and 12.5%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.99% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.54% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX in 2022 were Bachelors Degree (22.8k), Some college (20.3k), and High School or Equivalent (18.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX was $256,800 in 2022, which is 0.911 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $224,300 to $256,800, a 14.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX is 58.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX have an average commute time of 30.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX is $79,237. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX was Fort Bend County (Northwest) PUMA, TX with a value of $159,431, followed by Denton County (South Central)--Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX and Collin County (Northwest)--Celina City & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $157,973 and $153,785.

Property

$256,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,734
$24,762
Median Property Taxes
±$1,407

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

58.9%
Homeownership
2022
67.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.9% of the housing units in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX was Fort Bend County (Northwest) PUMA, TX with a value of $159,431, followed by Denton County (South Central)--Flower Mound Town & Highland Village City PUMA, TX and Collin County (Northwest)--Celina City & Prosper Town PUMA, TX, with respective values of $157,973 and $153,785.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$79,237
Median Household Income
± $4,043
42.1k
Number of Households
± 2,109

In 2022, the median household income of the 42.1k households in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX grew to $79,237 from the previous year's value of $75,766.

The following chart displays the households in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

0.481
2022 Wage GINI in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX
0.49
2021 Wage GINI in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX

In 2022, the income inequality in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX was 0.481 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.97% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX was higher than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (73.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.7%)
  3. Carpooled (10.4%)

In 2022, 73.7% of workers in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.7%) and those who carpooled to work (10.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

30.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX have a longer commute time (30.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX (13.5k out of 117k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

83.7% of the population of Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX has health coverage, with 48.7% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 8.71% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Texas see 1629 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1660 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 759 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,629 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Texas

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,629 patients per year. This represents a 0.792% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Texas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.6% under 18 years, 19.8% between 18 and 34 years, 40.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

16.3%
Uninsured
48.7%
Employer Coverage
11.9%
Medicaid
8.71%
Medicare
13.3%
Non-Group
1.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX grew by 0.351% from 16.2% to 16.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Houston City (West)--South of I-10 & West of TX-6 PUMA, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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