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Additional Tables for Texas

Location Quotients, Employment Shares, Average Annual Earnings, Demographics

Texas Location Quotients
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 0.8 0.8
Agribusiness 0.8 0.7
Biomedical 0.6 0.6
Business and financial services 1.0 1.0
Chemicals 1.1 1.1
Computer manufacturing 1.2 1.1
Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.6 0.6
Fabricated metal manufacturing 1.1 1.2
Machinery manufacturing 1.0 1.2
Primary metals manufacturing 0.7 0.7
Transportation equipment manufacturing 0.7 0.7
Defense and security 0.9 1.0
Education 0.6 0.7
Mining and energy 1.5 1.7
Glass and ceramics 1.1 1.1
Information technology and telecommunications 1.1 1.1
Publishing and information 0.8 0.7
Recreation and food services 1.0 1.0
Textiles 0.6 0.6
Transportation and logistics 1.2 1.2
Wood products 0.7 0.7
Construction 1.1 1.3
Retail 1.0 1.0
Health services 1.0 1.0
Utilities 1.1 1.1
Government 1.1 1.0
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Texas Employment Shares
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 3.3 2.8
Agribusiness 1.9 1.6
Biomedical 0.4 0.4
Business and financial services 8.5 9.0
Chemicals 1.9 1.7
Computer manufacturing 1.1 0.8
Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.2 0.2
Fabricated metal manufacturing 1.3 1.2
Machinery manufacturing 0.9 1.0
Primary metals manufacturing 0.3 0.2
Transportation equipment manufacturing 1.0 0.8
Defense and security 2.0 1.8
Education 1.0 1.3
Mining and energy 8.7 9.9
Glass and ceramics 0.5 0.4
Information technology and telecommunications 5.1 4.9
Publishing and information 1.6 1.2
Recreation and food services 10.1 11.0
Textiles 0.6 0.4
Transportation and logistics 3.4 3.4
Wood products 1.5 1.1
Construction 6.1 5.7
Retail 11.4 11.0
Health services 8.1 9.1
Utilities 0.4 0.4
Government 16.9 15.7
NOTE: Individual cluster shares do not add to 100 as some industries are found in multiple clusters, while some industries are not part of any cluster.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Texas Average Annual Earnings
Industry cluster 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014
Advanced materials 80,066 75,720 79,345 81,580 81,939
Agribusiness 39,207 38,656 39,644 39,832 40,913
Biomedical 81,347 78,659 85,282 83,538 86,062
Business and financial services 81,973 82,511 83,207 84,674 87,090
Chemicals 74,466 75,289 77,843 80,802 82,901
Computer manufacturing 115,743 101,443 107,555 110,404 110,490
Electrical equipment manufacturing 57,674 60,673 64,419 65,277 69,601
Fabricated metal manufacturing 54,490 57,026 56,590 58,468 59,210
Machinery manufacturing 73,401 74,418 78,646 82,375 84,134
Primary metals manufacturing 61,427 61,905 59,147 58,738 59,829
Transportation equipment manufacturing 72,970 70,855 77,344 75,573 75,981
Defense and security 61,874 58,117 60,119 59,420 59,989
Education 42,613 43,387 44,339 43,105 43,711
Mining and energy 86,086 87,081 89,239 92,530 93,260
Glass and ceramics 51,256 53,116 49,738 52,086 55,759
Information technology and telecommunications 91,046 87,933 90,288 92,034 92,434
Publishing and information 60,851 62,355 63,689 65,400 67,280
Recreation and food services 21,331 20,802 21,102 20,910 21,025
Textiles 42,550 42,589 44,129 43,107 43,768
Transportation and logistics 55,401 54,937 57,548 60,067 59,956
Wood products 47,280 46,616 47,498 49,367 50,079
Construction 52,317 53,882 53,454 55,934 58,639
Retail 30,756 29,282 29,454 29,724 30,012
Health services 49,325 49,406 50,454 49,777 50,341
Utilities 96,333 97,463 97,617 101,886 100,414
Government 45,149 46,303 47,693 46,834 47,835
 
Industries with location quotient >1 64,367 64,802 65,391 67,186 68,700
Industries with location quotient <1 38,281 37,011 37,111 37,133 37,085
 
Average earnings (total) 49,827 50,526 50,975 52,152 53,220
NOTE: Earnings are in 2014 dollars.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

2014 Texas Demographics
Total population 26,956,95 Education(percent)  
Median household income (dollars) 53,035 High school graduate or higher 82.2
Average household size 3.0 Bachelor's degree or higher 27.8
Age distribution (percent)   Less than 9th grade 9.0
Median (years) 34.3 9th–12th grade, no diploma 8.8
Under 15 years 22.1 High school graduate or equivalent 25.2
15–24 years 14.5 Some college, no degree 22.5
25–54 years 40.8 Associate's degree 6.7
55–64 years 11.0 Bachelor's degree 18.2
Aged over 64 years 11.5 Graduate or professional degree 9.6
Race/ethnicity (percent)   Foreign-born status (percent)  
White, not Hispanic 43.4 Foreign born 16.8
Hispanic 38.6 From Latin America 69.9
Black/African American 12.0 From Mexico 56.1
American Indian/Alaska native 0.5 From Europe 4.4
Asian 4.3 From Asia 20.3
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1 From Africa 4.2
Other race 5.5 From Oceania 0.3
Two or more races 2.5 From North America 1.0
Poverty status (percent)   Workforce characteristics (percent)  
Population below poverty 17.2 Population (16 years and over) in labor force 64.5
Receiving food stamps/SNAP benefits 13.1 Population (16 years and over) unemployed 3.9
Receiving cash public assistance 1.5 Self-employed 6.6
Health insurance (percent)
Population with no health insurance 19.1  
SOURCE: American Community Survey.

 

Additional Tables for Austin

Location Quotients, Employment Shares, Average Annual Earnings, Demographics

Austin Location Quotients
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 1.1 1.0
Agribusiness 0.2 0.2
Biomedical 1.5 1.4
Business and financial services 1.2 1.4
Chemicals 0.6 0.5
Computer manufacturing 4.5 4.3
Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.8 0.9
Fabricated metal manufacturing 0.4 0.4
Machinery manufacturing 0.6 0.5
Primary metals manufacturing 0.3 0.1
Transportation equipment manufacturing 0.1 0.1
Defense and security 1.6 2.3
Education 0.6 0.8
Mining and energy 1.3 1.2
Glass and ceramics 0.9 0.8
Information technology and telecommunications 2.3 2.6
Publishing and information 1.2 1.3
Recreation and food services 1.1 1.1
Textiles 0.3 0.3
Transportation and logistics 0.4 0.4
Wood products 0.4 0.5
Construction 1.1 1.2
Retail 0.9 1.0
Health services 0.8 0.8
Utilities 0.5 0.6
Government 1.3 1.2
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Austin Employment Shares
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 4.2 3.2
Agribusiness 0.4 0.5
Biomedical 1.1 1.0
Business and financial services 10.4 12.4
Chemicals 1.0 0.8
Computer manufacturing 4.4 3.3
Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.3 0.3
Fabricated metal manufacturing 0.4 0.4
Machinery manufacturing 0.5 0.4
Primary metals manufacturing 0.1 0.0
Transportation equipment manufacturing 0.1 0.1
Defense and security 3.3 4.1
Education 1.0 1.5
Mining and energy 7.7 7.0
Glass and ceramics 0.4 0.3
Information technology and telecommunications 10.6 11.7
Publishing and information 2.4 2.3
Recreation and food services 11.2 12.9
Textiles 0.2 0.2
Transportation and logistics 1.2 1.2
Wood products 0.9 0.8
Construction 6.0 5.2
Retail 10.7 11.0
Health services 6.2 7.4
Utilities 0.2 0.2
Government 20.8 18.2
NOTE: Individual cluster shares do not add to 100 as some industries are found in multiple clusters, while some industries are not part of any cluster.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Austin Average Annual Earnings
Industry cluster 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014
Advanced materials 104,790 88,702 89,536 92,369 91,869
Agribusiness 35,143 34,472 34,378 33,812 35,403
Biomedical 85,520 78,293 77,114 83,974 91,505
Business and financial services 82,730 81,244 87,090 87,779 87,734
Chemicals 64,121 60,961 61,431 59,106 65,686
Computer manufacturing 131,343 119,873 130,238 130,009 122,831
Electrical equipment manufacturing 62,115 69,462 72,386 83,133 75,311
Fabricated metal manufacturing 47,721 48,013 47,739 48,952 50,001
Machinery manufacturing 91,279 87,759 96,721 94,252 104,389
Primary metals manufacturing 42,929 40,191 44,426 49,946 49,230
Transportation equipment manufacturing 50,643 50,575 54,768 53,204 53,512
Defense and security 85,028 80,165 83,691 85,690 88,538
Education 36,219 36,764 39,277 37,353 37,621
Mining and energy 87,932 76,810 85,291 87,201 84,773
Glass and ceramics 56,815 50,184 47,357 49,267 53,441
Information technology and telecommunications 107,654 104,378 106,652 106,401 99,768
Publishing and information 74,872 76,407 78,568 76,988 80,812
Recreation and food services 21,711 21,591 21,391 21,980 22,430
Textiles 43,379 41,372 39,047 39,741 44,434
Transportation and logistics 44,640 43,562 43,555 45,020 47,651
Wood products 43,946 44,081 44,008 43,763 46,809
Construction 52,963 52,188 50,271 50,652 53,790
Retail 32,323 30,568 30,786 31,326 32,015
Health services 56,572 57,183 58,501 58,777 58,731
Utilities 70,451 68,198 * * 88,016
Government 48,257 48,793 50,534 48,584 51,557
 
Industries with location quotient >1 69,812 66,530 67,740 68,543 69,158
Industries with location quotient <1 53,350 49,513 49,699 50,452 50,676
 
Average earnings (total) 53,710 52,334 53,132 53,603 54,104
*Suppressed due to data quality issues.
NOTE: Earnings are in 2014 dollars.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

2014 Austin Demographics
Total population 1,943,299 Education (percent)
Median household income (dollars) 63,603 High school graduate or higher 88.9
Average household size 2.9 Bachelor's degree or higher 41.5
Age distribution (percent) Less than 9th grade 5.8
Median (years) 33.9 9th–12th grade, no diploma 5.4
Under 15 years 20.4 High school graduate or equivalent 19.6
15–24 years 14.0 Some college, no degree 21.5
25–54 years 45.6 Associate's degree 6.3
55–64 years 10.4 Bachelor's degree 26.4
Aged over 64 years 9.5 Graduate or professional degree 15.1
Race/ethnicity (percent) Foreign-born status (percent)
White, not Hispanic 53.2 Foreign born 14.9
Hispanic 32.0 From Latin America 60.5
Black/African American 7.5 From Mexico 46.3
American Indian/Alaska native 0.3 From Europe 7.0
Asian 5.3 From Asia 26.6
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0 From Africa 3.7
Other race 4.3 From Oceania 0.5
Two or more races 2.8 From North America 1.7
Poverty status (percent) Workforce characteristics (percent)
Population below poverty 15.1 Population (16 years and over) in labor force 69.2
Receiving food stamps/SNAP benefits 9.3 Population (16 years and over) unemployed 3.3
Receiving cash public assistance 1.5 Self-employed 6.5
Health insurance (percent)
Population with no health insurance 15.5  
SOURCE: American Community Survey.

 

Additional Tables for Dallas

Location Quotients, Employment Shares, Average Annual Earnings, Demographics

Dallas Location Quotients
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 1.0 0.9
Agribusiness 0.5 0.3
Biomedical 0.9 0.7
Business and financial services 1.6 1.6
Chemicals 0.9 0.9
Computer manufacturing 2.5 2.1
Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.6 0.6
Fabricated metal manufacturing 1.0 0.8
Machinery manufacturing 0.7 0.4
Primary metals manufacturing 0.8 0.8
Transportation equipment manufacturing 0.8 0.7
Defense and security 1.9 2.8
Education 0.7 0.8
Mining and energy 1.1 1.0
Glass and ceramics 1.1 1.2
Information technology and telecommunications 1.6 1.8
Publishing and information 1.2 1.1
Recreation and food services 0.9 0.9
Textiles 0.8 0.8
Transportation and logistics 1.1 1.1
Wood products 0.9 1.0
Construction 1.0 1.1
Retail 0.9 0.9
Health services 0.9 1.0
Utilities 0.7 0.7
Government 0.8 0.8
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Dallas Employment Shares
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 4.0 2.9
Agribusiness 1.1 0.8
Biomedical 0.6 0.5
Business and financial services 13.6 14.0
Chemicals 1.6 1.4
Computer manufacturing 2.4 1.6
Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.2 0.2
Fabricated metal manufacturing 1.1 0.8
Machinery manufacturing 0.6 0.3
Primary metals manufacturing 0.3 0.2
Transportation equipment manufacturing 1.0 0.8
Defense and security 4.0 4.8
Education 1.1 1.5
Mining and energy 6.5 5.9
Glass and ceramics 0.5 0.4
Information technology and telecommunications 7.3 8.3
Publishing and information 2.4 1.9
Recreation and food services 10.0 10.8
Textiles 0.8 0.6
Transportation and logistics 3.3 3.1
Wood products 2.0 1.5
Construction 5.5 4.9
Retail 10.7 10.3
Health services 6.8 8.7
Utilities 0.3 0.3
Government 12.3 12.0
NOTE: Individual cluster shares do not add to 100 as some industries are found in multiple clusters, while some industries are not part of any cluster.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Dallas Average Annual Earnings
Industry cluster 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014
Advanced materials 80,264 78,956 83,943 90,382 91,275
Agribusiness 58,244 49,046 51,448 52,341 52,613
Biomedical 72,322 61,628 68,164 69,961 69,399
Business and financial services 91,458 90,674 89,072 90,211 93,752
Chemicals 62,536 64,280 63,325 68,472 70,032
Computer manufacturing 103,414 99,947 107,391 116,169 125,052
Electrical equipment manufacturing 62,628 66,705 71,140 62,316 70,208
Fabricated metal manufacturing 55,792 58,011 53,705 49,814 52,238
Machinery manufacturing 67,566 59,439 59,728 59,638 68,412
Primary metals manufacturing 58,594 62,368 53,732 54,985 56,404
Transportation equipment manufacturing 79,255 80,306 88,289 81,760 83,423
Defense and security 79,821 77,819 79,551 79,018 82,667
Education 41,743 43,030 43,551 42,804 42,466
Mining and energy 87,195 87,830 89,006 93,413 95,726
Glass and ceramics 55,564 58,331 54,280 55,604 61,862
Information technology and telecommunications 97,211 97,227 99,438 101,597 106,007
Publishing and information 74,941 74,756 77,071 80,509 82,535
Recreation and food services 26,837 26,263 26,048 25,475 25,053
Textiles 50,666 50,298 50,590 49,625 49,976
Transportation and logistics 52,714 51,104 51,724 48,001 51,571
Wood products 50,646 49,699 50,378 51,624 52,549
Construction 56,368 54,957 55,338 56,440 58,215
Retail 36,269 32,731 32,327 32,686 32,317
Health services 60,849 59,350 60,090 57,937 57,601
Utilities 126,542 117,301 104,780 112,935 108,144
Government 50,147 50,422 51,811 51,153 51,891
 
Industries with location quotient >1 80,853 79,836 81,722 83,439 86,252
Industries with location quotient <1 52,814 51,693 52,041 52,024 51,889
 
Average earnings (total) 58,315 57,947 57,813 58,489 59,013
NOTE: Earnings are in 2014 dollars.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

2014 Dallas Demographics
Total population 4,604,097 Education (percent)
Median household income (dollars) 60,231 High school graduate or higher 84.0
Average household size 3.0 Bachelor's degree or higher 34.5
Age distribution (percent) Less than 9th grade 8.1
Median (years) 34.3 9th–12th grade, no diploma 8.0
Under 15 years 22.4 High school graduate or equivalent 21.8
15–24 years 13.6 Some college, no degree 21.0
25–54 years 43.5 Associate's degree 6.6
55–64 10.5 Bachelor's degree 22.3
Aged over 64 years 9.9 Graduate or professional degree 12.2
Race/ethnicity (percent) Foreign-born status (percent)
White, not Hispanic 45.2 Foreign born 19.9
Hispanic 29.5 From Latin America 61.6
Black/African American 16.2 From Mexico 48.8
American Indian/Alaska native 0.4 From Europe 4.0
Asian 6.8 From Asia 26.9
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1 From Africa 6.1
Other race 5.2 From Oceania 0.2
Two or more races 2.9 From North America 1.2
Poverty status (percent) Workforce characteristics (percent)
Population below poverty 14.9 Population (16 years and over) in labor force 69.7
Receiving food stamps/SNAP benefits 10.9 Population (16 years and over) unemployed 4.2
Receiving cash public assistance 1.4 Self-employed 6.1
Health insurance (percent)  
Population with no health insurance 18.5  
SOURCE: American Community Survey.

 

Additional Tables for El Paso

Location Quotients, Employment Shares, Average Annual Earnings, Demographics

El Paso Location Quotients
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 0.6 0.3
Agribusiness 0.5 0.6
Biomedical 0.5 0.5
Business and financial services 0.5 0.6
Chemicals 0.8 0.6
Computer manufacturing 0.5 0.2
Electrical equipment manufacturing 2.0 1.0
Fabricated metal manufacturing 0.9 0.9
Machinery manufacturing 0.4 0.3
Primary metals manufacturing 1.5 1.5
Transportation equipment manufacturing 0.4 0.3
Defense and security 0.6 0.7
Education 0.4 0.5
Mining and energy 0.7 0.6
Glass and ceramics 0.7 0.5
Information technology and telecommunications 0.6 0.6
Publishing and information 0.4 0.4
Recreation and food services 1.0 1.0
Textiles 1.1 0.8
Transportation and logistics 1.5 1.4
Wood products 0.6 0.6
Construction 0.8 1.0
Retail 1.1 1.2
Health services 1.1 1.2
Utilities 1.1 1.2
Government 1.5 1.5
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

El Paso Employment Shares
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 2.6 1.0
Agribusiness 1.3 1.3
Biomedical 0.3 0.3
Business and financial services 4.5 4.9
Chemicals 1.5 0.9
Computer manufacturing 0.5 0.2
Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.6 0.3
Fabricated metal manufacturing 1.0 0.9
Machinery manufacturing 0.4 0.3
Primary metals manufacturing 0.5 0.4
Transportation equipment manufacturing 0.6 0.3
Defense and security 1.3 1.2
Education 0.6 0.9
Mining and energy 3.9 3.7
Glass and ceramics 0.3 0.2
Information technology and telecommunications 2.8 2.8
Publishing and information 0.9 0.7
Recreation and food services 10.3 11.6
Textiles 1.1 0.6
Transportation and logistics 4.3 3.9
Wood products 1.3 0.9
Construction 4.8 4.6
Retail 12.9 13.5
Health services 8.4 10.5
Utilities 0.4 0.5
Government 23.2 23.1
NOTE: Individual cluster shares do not add to 100 as some industries are found in multiple clusters, while some industries are not part of any cluster.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

El Paso Average Annual Earnings
Industry cluster 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014
Advanced materials 45,745 45,931 44,577 42,218 46,413
Agribusiness 28,864 29,831 28,717 32,136 33,916
Biomedical 52,805 48,057 49,546 62,152 69,469
Business and financial services 46,797 46,121 47,851 46,474 45,277
Chemicals 38,423 34,343 36,767 35,643 39,442
Computer manufacturing 56,830 51,089 45,528 39,250 46,042
Electrical equipment manufacturing 47,184 52,295 62,487 62,409 *
Fabricated metal manufacturing 45,152 51,866 61,309 59,661 60,144
Machinery manufacturing 36,615 36,322 40,410 43,400 44,537
Primary metals manufacturing 50,798 51,803 54,707 55,409 57,985
Transportation equipment manufacturing 44,100 54,066 57,766 56,086 58,070
Defense and security 33,883 35,183 32,590 31,469 31,562
Education 27,632 27,605 28,796 29,254 29,945
Mining and energy 39,561 38,508 40,155 40,307 44,094
Glass and ceramics 39,322 28,442 26,694 22,873 38,879
Information technology and telecommunications 53,188 48,919 50,636 49,926 48,485
Publishing and information 43,190 39,531 38,742 36,709 35,757
Recreation and food services 14,749 14,886 15,986 15,190 14,925
Textiles 34,673 33,464 36,936 31,869 34,293
Transportation and logistics 41,789 40,421 42,396 41,512 41,207
Wood products 32,399 31,576 31,802 33,215 32,966
Construction 36,612 36,799 37,146 36,425 38,130
Retail 24,739 23,454 24,720 24,462 24,567
Health services 40,655 39,471 40,986 39,442 38,945
Utilities 79,427 78,012 80,651 86,899 72,429
Government 44,655 46,263 47,708 46,918 47,551
 
Industries with location quotient >1 34,920 34,940 36,538 35,573 35,346
Industries with location quotient <1 42,316 41,311 42,478 42,114 44,180
 
Average earnings (total) 35,116 35,057 36,266 35,905 35,834
*Suppressed due to data quality issues.
NOTE: Earnings are in 2014 dollars.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

2014 El Paso Demographics
Total population 836,444 Education (percent)
Median household income (dollars) 40,133 High school graduate or higher 75.6
Average household size 3.4 Bachelor's degree or higher 21.0
Age distribution (percent) Less than 9th grade 15.8
Median (years) 31.8 9th–12th grade, no diploma 8.6
Under 15 years 23.5 High school graduate or equivalent 25.3
15–24 years 16.5 Some college, no degree 22.1
25–54 years 38.6 Associate's degree 7.2
55–64 years 10.1 Bachelor's degree 14.4
Aged over 64 years 11.3 Graduate or professional degree 6.6
Race/ethnicity (percent) Foreign-born status (percent)
White, not Hispanic 13.3 Foreign born 25.7
Hispanic 81.2 From Latin America 92.6
Black/African American 3.8 From Mexico 89.6
American Indian/Alaska native 0.6 From Europe 2.7
Asian 1.1 From Asia 3.8
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1 From Africa 0.7
Other race 8.8 From Oceania 0.0
Two or more races 2.0 From North America 0.2
Poverty status (percent) Workforce characteristics (percent)
Population below poverty 23.4 Population (16 years and over) in labor force 60.4
Receiving food stamps/SNAP benefits 22.9 Population (16 years and over) unemployed 4.7
Receiving cash public assistance 3.3 Self-employed 5.8
Health insurance (percent)
Population with no health insurance 22.8  
SOURCE: American Community Survey.

 

Additional Tables for Fort Worth

Location Quotients, Employment Shares, Average Annual Earnings, Demographics

Fort Worth Location Quotients
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 0.7 0.7
Agribusiness 0.5 0.4
Biomedical 1.1 1.1
Business and financial services 0.8 0.8
Chemicals 1.2 1.1
Computer manufacturing 0.6 0.3
Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.7 0.8
Fabricated metal manufacturing 1.1 1.2
Machinery manufacturing 1.1 1.3
Primary metals manufacturing 0.3 0.3
Transportation equipment manufacturing 2.9 3.0
Defense and security 2.1 2.3
Education 0.7 0.6
Mining and energy 1.1 1.3
Glass and ceramics 1.3 1.1
Information technology and telecommunications 0.7 0.7
Publishing and information 0.8 0.7
Recreation and food services 1.0 1.0
Textiles 0.6 0.6
Transportation and logistics 2.3 1.4
Wood products 0.9 1.0
Construction 1.1 1.2
Retail 1.1 1.0
Health services 0.9 0.9
Utilities 0.8 0.8
Government 0.9 0.9
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Fort Worth Employment Shares
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 3.0 2.3
Agribusiness 1.1 1.0
Biomedical 0.8 0.8
Business and financial services 6.9 7.1
Chemicals 2.1 1.7
Computer manufacturing 0.6 0.3
Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.2 0.2
Fabricated metal manufacturing 1.2 1.3
Machinery manufacturing 1.0 1.1
Primary metals manufacturing 0.1 0.1
Transportation equipment manufacturing 3.8 3.4
Defense and security 4.5 4.0
Education 1.1 1.2
Mining and energy 6.3 7.7
Glass and ceramics 0.6 0.4
Information technology and telecommunications 3.1 3.0
Publishing and information 1.7 1.2
Recreation and food services 10.8 11.9
Textiles 0.6 0.4
Transportation and logistics 6.6 4.0
Wood products 1.9 1.5
Construction 6.0 5.3
Retail 12.2 11.5
Health services 7.2 8.5
Utilities 0.3 0.3
Government 14.1 13.4
NOTE: Individual cluster shares do not add to 100 as some industries are found in multiple clusters, while some industries are not part of any cluster.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Fort Worth Average Annual Earnings
Industry cluster 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014
Advanced materials 73,359 68,675 83,923 82,830 78,534
Agribusiness 54,704 48,097 49,332 48,434 48,965
Biomedical 134,348 117,066 145,951 133,680 121,426
Business and financial services 71,039 73,720 72,716 72,744 75,465
Chemicals 79,827 75,367 95,256 89,891 84,615
Computer manufacturing 83,496 82,887 83,694 81,837 78,092
Electrical equipment manufacturing 58,103 55,440 65,222 63,208 65,841
Fabricated metal manufacturing 47,487 48,896 50,730 51,500 53,572
Machinery manufacturing 61,635 68,351 63,782 67,174 65,604
Primary metals manufacturing 47,908 47,734 53,178 51,453 52,057
Transportation equipment manufacturing 91,891 86,307 90,998 92,760 91,066
Defense and security 87,189 82,426 84,467 84,506 85,350
Education 36,142 37,263 39,254 38,063 40,792
Mining and energy 72,359 72,649 80,370 73,236 76,008
Glass and ceramics 51,387 50,721 50,156 53,140 58,214
Information technology and telecommunications 68,305 68,560 71,774 70,102 71,928
Publishing and information 53,512 55,565 55,458 54,543 56,525
Recreation and food services 22,471 20,571 20,667 21,221 20,505
Textiles 46,089 44,362 46,738 43,141 45,289
Transportation and logistics 59,676 48,906 48,954 56,451 48,164
Wood products 46,257 44,639 45,906 46,639 47,825
Construction 51,110 50,735 48,734 49,983 52,717
Retail 32,350 31,217 30,907 30,324 30,598
Health services 57,736 54,727 56,050 56,740 56,848
Utilities 98,914 89,590 100,295 105,385 113,892
Government 48,009 48,872 49,311 49,047 49,436
 
Industries with location quotient >1 52,716 49,921 51,491 51,578 50,889
Industries with location quotient <1 58,196 58,050 59,307 59,146 59,955
 
Average earnings (total) 49,718 48,617 49,544 49,103 50,170
NOTE: Earnings are in 2014 dollars.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

2014 Fort Worth Demographics
Total population 2,349,906 Education (percent)
Median household income (dollars) 58,132 High school graduate or higher 85.1
Average household size 2.9 Bachelor's degree or higher 28.4
Age distribution (percent) Less than 9th grade 6.8
Median (years) 34.8 9th–12th grade, no diploma 8.1
Under 15 years 22.3 High school graduate or equivalent 25.1
15–24 years 13.6 Some college, no degree 24.0
25–54 years 41.7 Associate's degree 7.6
55–64 years 11.3 Bachelor's degree 19.1
Aged over 64 years 11.0 Graduate or professional degree 9.3
Race/ethnicity (percent) Foreign-born status (percent)
White, not Hispanic 54.4 Foreign born 13.9
Hispanic 25.8 From Latin America 61.5
Black/African American 13.3 From Mexico 51.4
American Indian/Alaska native 0.5 From Europe 5.8
Asian 4.2 From Asia 23.8
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.2 From Africa 7.0
Other race 4.8 From Oceania 0.7
Two or more races 3.0 From North America 1.2
Poverty status (percent) Workforce characteristics (percent)
Population below poverty 14.8 Population (16 years and over) in labor force 66.8
Receiving food stamps/SNAP benefits 11.6 Population (16 years and over) unemployed 4.0
Receiving cash public assistance 1.5 Self-employed 6.1
Health insurance (percent)  
Population with no health insurance 17.5  
SOURCE: American Community Survey.

 

Additional Tables for Houston

Location Quotients, Employment Shares, Average Annual Earnings, Demographics

Houston Location Quotients
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 1.0 1.1
Agribusiness 0.3 0.3
Biomedical 0.5 0.5
Business and financial services 1.1 1.1
Chemicals 1.6 1.6
Computer manufacturing 0.8 0.8
Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.8 0.9
Fabricated metal manufacturing 1.7 2.2
Machinery manufacturing 1.8 2.5
Primary metals manufacturing 0.5 0.6
Transportation equipment manufacturing 0.3 0.2
Defense and security 1.1 0.8
Education 0.7 0.8
Mining and energy 2.3 2.4
Glass and ceramics 1.1 1.3
Information technology and telecommunications 0.7 0.9
Publishing and information 0.6 0.5
Recreation and food services 0.9 0.9
Textiles 0.5 0.4
Transportation and logistics 1.5 1.3
Wood products 0.5 0.6
Construction 1.3 1.6
Retail 0.9 0.9
Health services 0.9 0.9
Utilities 1.5 1.4
Government 0.9 0.8
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Houston Employment Shares
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 4.0 3.8
Agribusiness 0.8 0.7
Biomedical 0.4 0.4
Business and financial services 9.5 9.4
Chemicals 2.8 2.4
Computer manufacturing 0.8 0.6
Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.2 0.3
Fabricated metal manufacturing 2.0 2.2
Machinery manufacturing 1.6 2.0
Primary metals manufacturing 0.2 0.2
Transportation equipment manufacturing 0.3 0.2
Defense and security 2.4 1.4
Education 1.2 1.5
Mining and energy 13.2 14.4
Glass and ceramics 0.5 0.4
Information technology and telecommunications 3.0 3.9
Publishing and information 1.1 0.9
Recreation and food services 9.8 10.5
Textiles 0.4 0.3
Transportation and logistics 4.2 3.9
Wood products 1.1 0.8
Construction 7.6 7.1
Retail 10.5 10.3
Health services 7.3 8.4
Utilities 0.6 0.5
Government 14.1 12.8
NOTE: Individual cluster shares do not add to 100 as some industries are found in multiple clusters, while some industries are not part of any cluster.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Houston Average Annual Earnings
Industry cluster 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014
Advanced materials 82,363 82,287 82,884 85,188 86,434
Agribusiness 52,267 54,824 53,338 51,970 50,784
Biomedical 76,187 70,628 74,414 72,892 75,460
Business and financial services 93,974 97,049 98,450 100,147 102,094
Chemicals 94,390 95,397 97,286 99,784 102,907
Computer manufacturing 108,103 96,886 100,288 95,734 90,797
Electrical equipment manufacturing 61,678 62,739 62,428 66,711 68,659
Fabricated metal manufacturing 59,181 62,989 61,517 65,198 65,436
Machinery manufacturing 88,556 88,741 93,793 98,364 98,975
Primary metals manufacturing 65,176 65,496 60,700 56,318 57,545
Transportation equipment manufacturing 72,638 67,433 72,331 71,199 76,507
Defense and security 72,245 68,189 69,999 69,372 72,203
Education 55,084 55,461 54,998 53,164 53,703
Mining and energy 109,553 113,440 115,480 120,750 120,088
Glass and ceramics 52,639 56,232 51,331 54,750 55,285
Information technology and telecommunications 78,249 79,273 87,480 87,553 88,049
Publishing and information 62,425 64,040 64,109 65,073 67,977
Recreation and food services 22,906 22,416 22,584 22,247 22,232
Textiles 46,809 47,410 48,921 48,749 52,103
Transportation and logistics 64,039 66,232 73,449 81,226 75,998
Wood products 50,432 50,538 51,137 51,913 56,551
Construction 60,914 63,960 63,739 66,701 70,413
Retail 31,477 30,376 30,048 30,249 31,040
Health services 53,420 53,033 52,997 53,025 53,780
Utilities 119,634 124,107 115,164 120,369 122,414
Government 50,397 51,092 51,293 51,039 52,396
 
Industries with location quotient >1 86,686 89,375 91,422 95,495 95,981
Industries with location quotient <1 44,979 45,021 46,064 45,704 46,100
 
Average earnings (total) 58,969 60,930 60,876 63,235 64,512
NOTE: Earnings are in 2014 dollars.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

2014 Houston Demographics
Total population 6,490,180 Education (percent)
Median household income (dollars) 60,072 High school graduate or higher 82.0
Average household size 3.0 Bachelor's degree or higher 31.0
Age distribution (percent) Less than 9th grade 9.5
Median (years) 34.0 9th–12th grade, no diploma 8.5
Under 15 years 22.7 High school graduate or equivalent 22.9
15–24 years 13.9 Some college, no degree 21.9
25–54 years 42.6 Associate's degree 6.2
55–64 years 11.1 Bachelor's degree 19.8
Aged over 64 years 9.9 Graduate or professional degree 11.2
Race/ethnicity (percent) Foreign-born status (percent)
White, not Hispanic 37.8 Foreign born 23.1
Hispanic 36.3 From Latin America 63.9
Black/African American 17.2 From Mexico 41.0
American Indian/Alaska native 0.4 From Europe 4.6
Asian 7.3 From Asia 25.2
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.1 From Africa 5.1
Other race 7.0 From Oceania 0.3
Two or more races 2.2 From North America 0.8
Poverty status (percent) Workforce characteristics (percent)
Population below poverty 15.3 Population (16 years and over) in labor force 67.1
Receiving food stamps/SNAP benefits 11.6 Population (16 years and over) unemployed 3.8
Receiving cash public assistance 1.2 Self-employed 6.2
Health insurance
Population with no health insurance 19.6  
SOURCE: American Community Survey.

 

Additional Tables for McAllen

Location Quotients, Employment Shares, Average Annual Earnings, Demographics

McAllen Location Quotients
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 0.1 0.1
Agribusiness 1.7 0.9
Biomedical 0.2 0.2
Business and financial services 0.4 0.4
Chemicals 0.5 0.2
Computer manufacturing 0.0 0.0
Electrical equipment manufacturing N/A N/A
Fabricated metal manufacturing 0.3 0.4
Machinery manufacturing 0.4 0.1
Primary metals manufacturing 0.2 0.2
Transportation equipment manufacturing 0.2 0.3
Defense and security 0.3 0.5
Education 0.3 0.6
Mining and energy 0.7 0.7
Glass and ceramics 0.9 0.6
Information technology and telecommunications 0.3 0.2
Publishing and information 0.2 0.2
Recreation and food services 0.9 0.8
Textiles 0.3 0.2
Transportation and logistics 0.9 0.9
Wood products 0.5 0.5
Construction 0.8 0.7
Retail 1.2 1.4
Health services 2.2 2.1
Utilities 0.9 0.8
Government 1.5 1.5
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

McAllen Employment Shares
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 0.2 0.2
Agribusiness 3.9 2.2
Biomedical 0.2 0.2
Business and financial services 3.3 3.1
Chemicals 0.8 0.4
Computer manufacturing 0.0 0.0
Electrical equipment manufacturing N/A N/A
Fabricated metal manufacturing 0.3 0.5
Machinery manufacturing 0.3 0.0
Primary metals manufacturing 0.1 0.1
Transportation equipment manufacturing 0.2 0.3
Defense and security 0.7 0.8
Education 0.6 1.2
Mining and energy 4.3 4.4
Glass and ceramics 0.4 0.2
Information technology and telecommunications 1.4 1.0
Publishing and information 0.5 0.4
Recreation and food services 9.0 9.5
Textiles 0.3 0.2
Transportation and logistics 2.6 2.7
Wood products 1.1 0.7
Construction 4.3 2.9
Retail 14.3 15.2
Health services 17.6 18.9
Utilities 0.4 0.3
Government 23.7 22.8
NOTE: Individual cluster shares do not add to 100 as some industries are found in multiple clusters, while some industries are not part of any cluster.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

McAllen Average Annual Earnings
Industry cluster 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014
Advanced materials 31,620 26,756 33,515 36,479 36,548
Agribusiness 23,699 24,432 25,719 26,526 29,711
Biomedical 42,124 37,127 40,204 44,050 49,727
Business and financial services 40,821 38,788 38,045 37,889 38,957
Chemicals 29,639 31,669 33,198 34,510 37,293
Computer manufacturing 66,111 62,631 78,250 84,874 81,664
Electrical equipment manufacturing * * * * *
Fabricated metal manufacturing 32,442 32,056 29,935 30,393 35,011
Machinery manufacturing 28,838 26,290 45,364 38,879 43,940
Primary metals manufacturing 49,854 40,451 47,216 38,870 45,111
Transportation equipment manufacturing 57,531 57,718 * * *
Defense and security 25,984 26,632 28,086 27,913 27,969
Education 24,776 29,085 32,306 31,706 33,080
Mining and energy 39,367 42,948 42,044 46,908 48,283
Glass and ceramics 30,456 32,004 31,584 27,186 31,592
Information technology and telecommunications 40,108 40,671 40,209 42,673 41,738
Publishing and information 35,327 37,578 34,697 34,435 32,450
Recreation and food services 14,958 15,138 15,904 15,540 15,531
Textiles 18,344 23,585 25,692 22,816 23,968
Transportation and logistics 35,138 35,244 35,436 38,641 40,360
Wood products 34,654 28,956 38,096 44,390 33,774
Construction 31,659 30,479 30,452 32,622 34,053
Retail 24,671 23,449 24,328 25,013 25,522
Health services 32,504 33,058 33,892 30,305 31,235
Utilities 53,196 56,153 58,504 50,646 53,893
Government 39,579 41,356 42,538 41,576 42,311
 
Industries with location quotient >1 33,496 33,948 35,103 33,394 34,150
Industries with location quotient <1 29,136 29,104 29,219 30,492 31,347
 
Average earnings (total) 31,368 31,353 32,301 31,586 32,000
*Suppressed due to data quality issues.
NOTE: Earnings are in 2014 dollars.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

2014 McAllen Demographics
Total population 831,073 Education (percent)
Median household income (dollars) 34,801 High school graduate or higher 62.2
Average household size 3.8 Bachelor's degree or higher 17.9
Age distribution (percent) Less than 9th grade 23.4
Median (years) 29.2 9th–12th grade, no diploma 14.4
Under 15 years 28.2 High school graduate or equivalent 22.4
15–24 years 16.6 Some college, no degree 17.0
25–54 years 36.8 Associate's degree 4.9
55–64 years 8.2 Bachelor's degree 13.2
Aged over 64 years 10.4 Graduate or professional degree 4.7
Race/ethnicity (percent) Foreign-born status (percent)
White , not Hispanic 7.1 Foreign born 27.8
Hispanic 91.2 From Latin America 95.9
Black/African American 0.6 From Mexico 93.8
American Indian/Alaska native 0.2 From Europe 0.4
Asian 1.0 From Asia 2.6
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0 From Africa 0.1
Other race 4.8 From Oceania 0.1
Two or more races 0.7 From North America 0.9
Poverty status (percent) Workforce characteristics (percent)
Population below poverty 34.0 Population (16 years and over) in labor force 57.4
Receiving food stamps/SNAP benefits 30.8 Population (16 years and over) unemployed 5.4
Receiving cash public assistance 2.2 Self-employed 12.4
Health insurance
Population with no health insurance 32.2  
SOURCE: American Community Survey.

 

Additional Tables for Midland-Odessa

Location Quotients, Employment Shares, Average Annual Earnings, Demographics

Midland-Odessa Location Quotients
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 0.5 0.6
Agribusiness 0.2 0.2
Biomedical 0.2 0.1
Business and financial services 0.6 0.6
Chemicals 1.0 1.4
Computer manufacturing 0.1 0.1
Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.1 0.1
Fabricated metal manufacturing 1.4 1.8
Machinery manufacturing 2.2 2.7
Primary metals manufacturing N/A N/A
Transportation equipment manufacturing 0.1 0.1
Defense and security 0.4 0.6
Education 0.3 0.3
Mining and energy 3.7 5.5
Glass and ceramics 0.8 1.0
Information technology and telecommunications 0.5 0.4
Publishing and information 0.3 0.2
Recreation and food services 1.0 0.9
Textiles 0.1 0.1
Transportation and logistics 0.7 1.3
Wood products 0.1 0.1
Construction 1.2 1.6
Retail 1.0 0.9
Health services 0.9 0.6
Utilities 0.8 0.8
Government 0.9 0.7
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Midland-Odessa Employment Shares
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 2.0 2.1
Agribusiness 0.5 0.4
Biomedical 0.1 0.1
Business and financial services 5.2 5.0
Chemicals 1.8 2.2
Computer manufacturing 0.1 0.1
Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.0 0.0
Fabricated metal manufacturing 1.6 1.9
Machinery manufacturing 2.0 2.2
Primary metals manufacturing N/A N/A
Transportation equipment manufacturing 0.1 0.1
Defense and security 0.9 1.1
Education 0.5 0.6
Mining and energy 21.4 32.7
Glass and ceramics 0.3 0.3
Information technology and telecommunications 2.5 1.9
Publishing and information 0.7 0.4
Recreation and food services 10.4 10.1
Textiles 0.1 0.1
Transportation and logistics 2.1 3.6
Wood products 0.3 0.2
Construction 6.7 7.2
Retail 11.7 9.9
Health services 6.9 5.3
Utilities 0.3 0.3
Government 14.8 10.9
NOTE: Individual cluster shares do not add to 100 as some industries are found in multiple clusters, while some industries are not part of any cluster.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Midland-Odessa Average Annual Earnings
Industry cluster 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014
Advanced materials 62,978 66,650 66,617 72,224 80,228
Agribusiness 27,532 30,809 31,120 30,414 31,011
Biomedical 34,639 49,222 58,803 43,430 20,428
Business and financial services 61,516 63,286 64,083 69,375 75,225
Chemicals 62,128 72,216 70,884 80,021 76,743
Computer manufacturing 50,980 55,247 56,395 53,724 56,262
Electrical equipment manufacturing 53,627 65,415 57,795 49,504 49,878
Fabricated metal manufacturing 60,727 63,672 62,020 67,078 75,532
Machinery manufacturing 67,181 67,898 68,230 70,535 79,774
Primary metals manufacturing * * * * *
Transportation equipment manufacturing 53,932 51,692 55,463 67,146 *
Defense and security 51,654 58,582 59,741 62,917 67,198
Education 27,071 29,075 29,213 29,482 30,119
Mining and energy 76,627 83,014 84,235 87,067 93,264
Glass and ceramics 46,819 51,611 54,247 52,867 58,186
Information technology and telecommunications 47,433 56,840 60,184 66,465 74,391
Publishing and information 37,474 37,694 37,180 41,261 37,273
Recreation and food services 16,367 17,149 17,971 19,264 20,622
Textiles 27,972 29,024 28,663 30,873 34,937
Transportation and logistics 55,157 57,141 57,814 64,002 67,772
Wood products 31,034 34,420 41,597 40,018 39,735
Construction 46,164 57,425 53,865 61,984 65,885
Retail 27,563 29,174 29,818 32,947 35,498
Health services 40,445 39,594 41,494 46,354 47,457
Utilities 70,640 71,234 * * *
Government 41,692 44,181 44,730 45,470 49,082
 
Industries with location quotient >1 67,634 74,933 74,929 79,463 85,441
Industries with location quotient <1 36,857 39,231 40,370 43,391 45,478
 
Average earnings (total) 46,986 52,002 52,202 58,341 63,532
*Suppressed due to data quality issues.
NOTE: Earnings are in 2014 dollars.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

2014 Midland-Odessa Demographics
Total population 317,374 Education (percent)
Median household income (dollars) 68,215 High school graduate or higher 80.2
Average household size 2.9 Bachelor's degree or higher 21.4
Age distribution (percent) Less than 9th grade 8.1
Median (years) 31.6 9th–12th grade, no diploma 11.7
Under 15 years 24.5 High school graduate or equivalent 27.5
15–24 years 14.5 Some college, no degree 24.8
25–54 years 40.6 Associate's degree 6.5
55–64 years 10.9 Bachelor's degree 15.2
Aged over 64 years 9.6 Graduate or professional degree 6.1
Race/ethnicity (percent) Foreign-born status (percent)
White , not Hispanic 42.3 Foreign born 12.8
Hispanic 50.0 Workforce characteristics (percent)
Black/African American 5.4 Population (16 years and over) in labor force 70.3
American Indian/Alaska native 0.5 Population (16 years and over) unemployed 3.1
Asian N/A Self-employed 7.0
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander N/A Health insurance (percent)
Other race 8.4 Population with no health insurance 20.6
Two or more races 2.8  
Poverty status (percent)
Population below poverty 8.9  
Receiving food stamps/SNAP benefits 9.5  
Receiving cash public assistance 2.1  
SOURCE: American Community Survey.

 

Additional Tables for San Antonio

Location Quotients, Employment Shares, Average Annual Earnings, Demographics

San Antonio Location Quotients
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 0.4 0.4
Agribusiness 0.6 0.5
Biomedical 1.8 1.4
Business and financial services 1.0 1.0
Chemicals 0.5 0.5
Computer manufacturing 0.2 0.3
Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.1 0.2
Fabricated metal manufacturing 0.5 0.4
Machinery manufacturing 0.3 0.4
Primary metals manufacturing 0.4 0.4
Transportation equipment manufacturing 0.7 1.0
Defense and security 1.1 1.2
Education 0.8 0.9
Mining and energy 0.9 0.9
Glass and ceramics 0.8 1.0
Information technology and telecommunications 0.8 0.8
Publishing and information 0.8 0.6
Recreation and food services 1.2 1.2
Textiles 0.7 0.3
Transportation and logistics 0.8 0.8
Wood products 0.7 0.6
Construction 1.1 1.1
Retail 1.0 1.0
Health services 1.1 1.1
Utilities 0.3 0.3
Government 1.2 1.1
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

San Antonio Employment Shares
Industry cluster 2006 2014
Advanced materials 1.7 1.4
Agribusiness 1.5 1.3
Biomedical 1.3 0.9
Business and financial services 8.5 9.1
Chemicals 0.9 0.8
Computer manufacturing 0.2 0.2
Electrical equipment manufacturing 0.0 0.1
Fabricated metal manufacturing 0.6 0.4
Machinery manufacturing 0.3 0.3
Primary metals manufacturing 0.1 0.1
Transportation equipment manufacturing 0.9 1.2
Defense and security 2.3 2.2
Education 1.3 1.7
Mining and energy 5.4 5.6
Glass and ceramics 0.4 0.3
Information technology and telecommunications 3.8 3.7
Publishing and information 1.7 1.1
Recreation and food services 12.6 13.8
Textiles 0.6 0.2
Transportation and logistics 2.3 2.2
Wood products 1.5 0.9
Construction 6.0 5.0
Retail 11.7 11.5
Health services 8.9 10.0
Utilities 0.1 0.1
Government 18.4 17.4
NOTE: Individual cluster shares do not add to 100 as some industries are found in multiple clusters, while some industries are not part of any cluster.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

San Antonio Average Annual Earnings
Industry cluster 2006 2008 2010 2012 2014
Advanced materials 59,267 61,700 61,605 64,190 63,290
Agribusiness 39,782 40,566 41,744 42,123 43,793
Biomedical 65,526 71,371 70,047 65,948 70,291
Business and financial services 68,651 67,033 71,303 74,267 73,708
Chemicals 62,386 58,975 54,584 57,037 58,924
Computer manufacturing 69,317 62,673 66,336 * 69,526
Electrical equipment manufacturing 62,728 53,870 50,774 52,799 56,579
Fabricated metal manufacturing 43,215 44,585 44,922 47,064 47,641
Machinery manufacturing 50,440 48,657 47,587 53,559 57,443
Primary metals manufacturing * * 62,482 63,136 67,321
Transportation equipment manufacturing 59,817 51,767 56,579 56,573 60,535
Defense and security 52,859 43,852 45,621 56,526 57,278
Education 37,561 37,150 39,945 38,810 38,072
Mining and energy 61,718 56,966 58,339 59,344 62,565
Glass and ceramics 47,617 50,179 50,868 52,335 55,667
Information technology and telecommunications 72,096 72,276 73,649 77,612 74,042
Publishing and information 55,435 57,571 52,528 49,260 50,412
Recreation and food services 22,266 21,193 21,609 21,002 21,501
Textiles 38,355 39,667 37,939 38,339 38,325
Transportation and logistics 57,336 48,784 49,947 50,808 51,092
Wood products 41,639 41,683 41,569 43,680 46,378
Construction 46,438 46,614 47,506 49,066 50,854
Retail 30,128 28,570 29,254 29,824 30,065
Health services 46,058 46,192 48,098 47,314 47,027
Utilities 61,132 62,651 66,775 70,894 72,978
Government 46,459 48,473 51,600 50,647 51,786
 
Industries with location quotient >1 42,816 42,364 44,407 44,645 45,017
Industries with location quotient <1 57,006 55,462 55,814 57,433 58,132
 
Average earnings (total) 43,172 42,850 44,176 44,288 44,868
*Suppressed due to data quality issues.
NOTE: Earnings are in 2014 dollars.
SOURCES: Texas Workforce Commission; Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

2014 San Antonio Demographics
Total population 2,326,665 Education (percent)
Median household income (dollars) 52,689 High school graduate or higher 84.0
Average household size 3.0 Bachelor's degree or higher 26.3
Age distribution (percent) Less than 9th grade 7.7
Median (years) 34.4 9th–12th grade, no diploma 8.3
Under 15 years 21.5 High school graduate or equivalent 25.8
15–24 years 14.7 Some college, no degree 24.0
25–54 years 40.6 Associate's degree 7.8
55–64 years 11.0 Bachelor's degree 17.0
Aged over 64 years 12.0 Graduate or professional degree 9.3
Race/ethnicity (percent) Foreign-born status (percent)
White, not Hispanic 34.8 Foreign born 11.8
Hispanic 54.7 From Latin America 74.7
Black/African American 6.7 From Mexico 65.5
American Indian/Alaska native 0.6 From Europe 6.1
Asian 2.3 From Asia 15.5
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0.0 From Africa 2.5
Other race 6.5 From Oceania 0.0
Two or more races 3.0 From North America 1.1
Poverty status (percent) Workforce characteristics (percent)
Population below poverty 16.7 Population (16 years and over) in labor force 64.3
Receiving food stamps/SNAP benefits 13.0 Population (16 years and over) unemployed 4.0
Receiving cash public assistance 1.6 Self-employed 6.3
Health insurance
Population with no health insurance 15.8  
SOURCE: American Community Survey.
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