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Area Code 281 Summary
Area code 281 is assigned to Texas
Latitude: 29.798467
Longitude: -95.397092
Population: 4,140,917
Area: 3925.38 sq. miles
Land: 3858.92 sq. miles
Water: 66.45 sq. miles
Population Density: 1,073.08 people per sq. mile
Elevation: 56.0 feet above sea level
Time Zone: Central (GMT -6)
Daylight Savings: Yes
Area Code 281 Zip Codes
77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, 77011, 77012, 77013, 77014, 77015, 77016, 77017, 77018, 77019, 77020, 77021, 77022, 77023, 77024, 77025, 77026, 77027, 77028, 77029, 77030, 77031, 77032, 77033, 77034, 77035, 77036, 77037, 77038, 77039, 77040, 77041, 77042, 77043, 77044, 77045, 77046, 77047, 77048, 77049, 77050, 77051, 77053, 77054, 77055, 77056, 77057, 77058, 77059, 77060, 77061, 77062, 77063, 77064, 77065, 77066, 77067, 77068, 77069, 77070, 77071, 77072, 77073, 77074, 77075, 77076, 77077, 77078, 77079, 77080, 77081, 77082, 77083, 77084, 77085, 77086, 77087, 77088, 77089, 77090, 77091, 77092, 77093, 77094, 77095, 77096, 77098, 77099, 77327, 77336, 77338, 77339, 77345, 77346, 77354, 77355, 77357, 77362, 77365, 77368, 77369, 77372, 77373, 77375, 77379, 77380, 77381, 77382, 77385, 77386, 77388, 77389, 77396, 77423, 77429, 77433, 77441, 77449, 77450, 77459, 77466, 77469, 77471, 77476, 77477, 77478, 77479, 77481, 77489, 77493, 77494, 77502, 77503, 77504, 77505, 77506, 77507, 77511, 77518, 77520, 77521, 77530, 77532, 77536, 77539, 77545, 77546, 77562, 77565, 77571, 77573, 77578, 77581, 77583, 77584, 77586, 77598
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Area Code 281 Demographics

Area Code 281 Gender Distribution

Gender Distribution
GenderNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Male2,065,24949.87 %49.65 %49.04 %
Female2,075,66850.13 %50.35 %50.96 %
Males / Female0.99-0.990.96
Total Population4,140,917100.00 %--
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Area Code 281 Age Distribution

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Age Distribution
Age GroupNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Under 5 years338,5188.17 %7.79 %6.83 %
5 to 9 years344,9298.33 %7.93 %7.31 %
10 to 14 years333,0768.04 %7.82 %7.30 %
15 to 19 years312,8097.55 %7.85 %7.20 %
20 to 24 years288,9936.98 %7.38 %6.75 %
25 to 34 years673,77716.27 %15.17 %14.17 %
35 to 44 years704,22517.01 %15.93 %16.01 %
45 to 54 years548,41513.24 %12.52 %13.37 %
55 to 59 years172,9844.18 %4.30 %4.79 %
60 to 64 years120,9542.92 %3.36 %3.84 %
65 to 74 years176,2284.26 %5.48 %6.53 %
75 to 84 years95,9192.32 %3.32 %4.38 %
85 years and over30,0900.73 %1.14 %1.50 %
Age StatisticsNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Median age (years)32.6-36.137.7
18 years and over2,930,10870.76 %71.77 %74.27 %
Male
1,445,18334.90 %35.19 %35.85 %
Female
1,484,92535.86 %36.58 %38.42 %
21 years and over2,754,90866.53 %67.05 %69.92 %
62 years and over370,4608.95 %11.89 %14.65 %
65 years and over302,2377.30 %9.94 %12.42 %
Male
125,1463.02 %4.13 %5.12 %
Female
177,0914.28 %5.80 %7.30 %
Additional Age Reports

Area Code 281 Racial Profile

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Racial Profile Chart
RaceNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
One race4,024,53897.19 %97.53 %97.55 %
White
2,529,49061.09 %70.97 %75.21 %
Black or African American
719,09417.37 %11.54 %12.26 %
American Indian and Alaska Native
18,0610.44 %0.57 %0.87 %
Asian
222,2335.37 %2.70 %3.59 %
Asian Indian
50,5801.22 %0.62 %0.59 %
Chinese
47,0781.14 %0.51 %0.85 %
Filipino
21,6510.52 %0.28 %0.65 %
Japanese
4,0380.10 %0.08 %0.28 %
Korean
9,9760.24 %0.22 %0.38 %
Vietnamese
62,9201.52 %0.65 %0.39 %
Other Asian
25,9900.63 %0.34 %0.45 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
2,3580.06 %0.07 %0.14 %
Native Hawaiian
5360.01 %0.02 %0.05 %
Guamanian or Chamorro
6450.02 %0.02 %0.02 %
Samoan
4070.01 %0.01 %0.03 %
Other Pacific Islander
7700.02 %0.02 %0.04 %
Some other race
533,30212.88 %11.69 %5.48 %
Hispanic StatisticsNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)1,237,16729.88 %31.98 %13.70 %
Mexican
897,18421.67 %24.32 %7.24 %
Puerto Rican
14,6490.35 %0.33 %2.46 %
Cuban
9,6700.23 %0.12 %0.44 %
Other Hispanic or Latino
315,6647.62 %7.21 %3.55 %
Not Hispanic or Latino2,903,75070.12 %68.02 %86.30 %
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Area Code 281 Social Profile

Area Code 281 School Enrollment

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School Enrollment Chart
School EnrollmentNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school1,197,711100.00 %--
Nursery school, preschool
82,0216.85 %6.56 %6.47 %
Kindergarten
73,6356.15 %5.85 %5.43 %
Elementary school (grades 1-8)
559,98946.75 %45.51 %43.92 %
High school (grades 9-12)
259,24421.64 %21.85 %21.38 %
College or graduate school
222,82218.60 %20.23 %22.81 %
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Area Code 281 Education Level

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Education Level Chart
Education LevelNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Population 25 years and over2,527,510100.00 %--
Less than 9th grade
276,82310.95 %11.45 %7.55 %
9th to 12th grade, no diploma
319,54212.64 %12.89 %12.05 %
High school graduate (includes equivalency)
552,83321.87 %24.84 %28.63 %
High school or higher
1,931,14576.41 %75.65 %80.40 %
Some college, no degree
551,74921.83 %22.35 %21.05 %
Associate degree
126,8915.02 %5.23 %6.32 %
Bachelor's degree
469,18818.56 %15.61 %15.54 %
Bachelor's degree or higher
699,67227.68 %23.24 %24.40 %
Graduate or professional degree
230,4849.12 %7.63 %8.86 %
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Area Code 281 Ancestry Distribution

Ancestry Distribution
AncestryNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total ancestries reported4,017,190100.00 %--
Arab22,1540.55 %0.33 %0.42 %
Czech40,0041.00 %0.96 %0.59 %
Danish8,7560.22 %0.22 %0.50 %
Dutch33,7660.84 %1.04 %1.58 %
English277,0386.90 %7.51 %8.53 %
French (except Basque)108,7522.71 %2.40 %2.90 %
French Canadian20,6320.51 %0.46 %0.85 %
German385,3989.59 %10.62 %14.93 %
Greek9,3010.23 %0.17 %0.40 %
Hungarian8,2260.20 %0.16 %0.49 %
Irish272,1306.77 %7.74 %10.65 %
Italian93,7742.33 %1.87 %5.47 %
Lithuanian3,0580.08 %0.06 %0.23 %
Norwegian22,3340.56 %0.61 %1.56 %
Polish58,4171.45 %1.17 %3.12 %
Portuguese3,8290.10 %0.08 %0.41 %
Russian15,9060.40 %0.29 %0.92 %
Scotch-Irish59,0711.47 %1.73 %1.50 %
Scottish55,7831.39 %1.49 %1.70 %
Slovak3,0000.07 %0.05 %0.28 %
Subsaharan African44,0131.10 %0.68 %0.62 %
Swedish24,2470.60 %0.66 %1.39 %
Swiss6,3260.16 %0.15 %0.32 %
Ukrainian4,1080.10 %0.08 %0.31 %
United States or American237,6025.91 %7.97 %7.18 %
Welsh15,4830.39 %0.42 %0.61 %
West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups)14,9090.37 %0.21 %0.65 %
Other ancestries2,169,17354.00 %50.89 %31.89 %
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Area Code 281 Economy

Area Code 281 Employment

GroupNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Population 16 years and over3,059,311100.00 %--
Males 16 years and over
1,508,47349.31 %49.02 %48.32 %
Females 16 years and over
1,550,83850.69 %50.98 %51.68 %
In labor force
2,020,19266.03 %63.63 %63.63 %
Males in labor force
1,120,84355.48 %54.98 %53.52 %
Females in labor force
899,34944.52 %45.02 %46.48 %
Civilian labor force
2,018,11465.97 %62.95 %63.10 %
Employed
1,894,83861.94 %59.13 %59.39 %
Unemployed
123,2764.03 %3.82 %3.71 %
Unemployment level
-6.10 %6.00 %5.84 %
Armed Forces
2,0780.07 %0.68 %0.53 %
Not in labor force
1,039,11933.97 %36.37 %36.37 %
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Employment Type Chart
Employment TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Private wage and salary workers1,554,85582.06 %78.00 %78.40 %
Government workers219,81411.60 %14.58 %14.66 %
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business115,2946.08 %7.07 %6.64 %
Unpaid family workers4,8750.26 %0.34 %0.31 %
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Area Code 281 Occupations

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Occupation Chart
OccupationNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Management, professional, and related occupations680,27435.90 %33.34 %33.60 %
Service occupations254,07313.41 %14.63 %14.87 %
Sales and office occupations522,41127.57 %27.25 %26.70 %
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations3,2280.17 %0.66 %0.74 %
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations202,55310.69 %10.92 %9.47 %
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations232,29912.26 %13.20 %14.63 %
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Area Code 281 Employment by Industry

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Industry Chart
IndustryNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining46,8772.47 %2.67 %1.87 %
Construction161,9988.55 %8.05 %6.80 %
Manufacturing225,95811.92 %11.85 %14.09 %
Wholesale trade91,5224.83 %3.93 %3.60 %
Retail trade210,25911.10 %12.00 %11.73 %
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities127,8066.74 %5.80 %5.19 %
Information44,4412.35 %3.07 %3.08 %
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing132,1466.97 %6.83 %6.87 %
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services233,10912.30 %9.52 %9.28 %
Educational, health and social services329,90317.41 %19.28 %19.92 %
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services130,8426.91 %7.29 %7.86 %
Other services (except public administration)100,7325.32 %5.21 %4.88 %
Public administration59,2453.13 %4.52 %4.83 %
Additional Industry Employment Reports

Area Code 281 Income

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Household Income Chart
Household IncomeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Households1,451,163100.00 %7,394,705106,788,273
Less than $10,000
123,7938.53 %10.38 %9.86 %
$10,000 to $14,999
78,0175.38 %6.64 %6.40 %
$15,000 to $24,999
172,34411.88 %13.57 %12.89 %
$25,000 to $34,999
183,22612.63 %13.47 %12.79 %
$35,000 to $49,999
229,81115.84 %16.48 %16.44 %
$50,000 to $74,999
274,43218.91 %18.38 %19.30 %
$75,000 to $99,999
162,06511.17 %9.54 %10.14 %
$100,000 to $149,999
141,5709.76 %7.25 %7.65 %
$150,000 to $199,999
43,0282.97 %2.08 %2.18 %
$200,000 or more
42,8772.95 %2.22 %2.35 %
Median household income (dollars)$49,225.18-$37,718.88$39,349.33
Average household size2.81-2.692.58
Average income per member of household$17,492.34-$14,019.28$15,252.86
Additional Income Reports

Area Code 281 Commute

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Commute Chart
TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Workers 16 years and over1,858,908100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Car, truck, or van - drove alone
1,428,30976.84 %77.70 %75.65 %
Car, truck, or van - carpooled
263,13014.16 %14.48 %12.23 %
Public transportation (including taxicab)
66,6243.58 %1.86 %4.73 %
Walked
29,4341.58 %1.90 %2.94 %
Other means
24,4291.31 %1.31 %1.20 %
Worked at home
46,9822.53 %2.75 %3.25 %
Mean travel time to work (minutes)29.6506 minutes-26.6 minutes26.3 minutes
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Area Code 281 Housing

Area Code 281 Occupancy

Housing OccupancyNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units1,558,350100.00 %8,152,578117,282,697
Occupied housing units
1,449,78293.03 %90.65 %91.00 %
Owner-occupied housing units
862,10655.32 %57.84 %60.30 %
Renter-occupied housing units
587,67637.71 %32.82 %30.70 %
Vacant housing units
108,5686.97 %9.35 %9.00 %
For seasonal or occasional use
8,2750.53 %2.11 %3.06 %
Homeowner vacancy rate1.87 %-2.56 %2.21 %
Rental vacancy rate8.94 %-9.33 %7.86 %
Average household size of owner-occupied unit2.90-2.712.62
Average household size of renter-occupied unit2.66-2.672.45
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Area Code 281 Structures

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Structures Chart
Structure TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units1,558,183100.00 %--
1-unit, detached
915,56258.76 %63.39 %60.37 %
1-unit, attached
58,9873.79 %3.05 %5.68 %
2 units
20,9491.34 %2.09 %4.29 %
3 or 4 units
48,4663.11 %3.35 %4.72 %
5 to 9 units
70,4194.52 %4.37 %4.66 %
10 to 19 units
95,1516.11 %4.32 %3.99 %
20 or more units
274,64617.63 %10.05 %8.59 %
Mobile home
71,7014.60 %8.96 %7.49 %
Boat, RV, van, etc.
2,3020.15 %0.42 %0.22 %
Additional Housing Structures Reports

Area Code 281 Rooms

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Rooms Chart
Rooms per residence unitNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Total housing units1,558,183100.00 %--
1 room
53,0413.40 %2.54 %2.21 %
2 rooms
119,7687.69 %6.26 %4.88 %
3 rooms
217,60913.97 %12.03 %10.06 %
4 rooms
223,32314.33 %16.28 %15.95 %
5 rooms
276,13717.72 %22.47 %20.92 %
6 rooms
250,92816.10 %18.07 %18.39 %
7 rooms
168,20610.80 %10.50 %11.98 %
8 rooms
119,9907.70 %6.15 %7.99 %
9 or more rooms
129,1818.29 %5.69 %7.63 %
Median (rooms)5.2-5.15.5
Occupants per roomNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Occupied housing units1,449,710100.00 %--
1.00 or less
1,278,06988.16 %82.10 %85.63 %
1.01 to 1.50
77,8985.37 %4.44 %2.83 %
1.51 or more
93,7436.47 %4.12 %2.54 %
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Area Code 281 Household Heating

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Household Heating Pie Chart
Household heating fuel typeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Utility gas687,51844.12 %39.15 %46.07 %
Bottled, tank, or LP gas33,5622.15 %5.75 %5.96 %
Electricity716,92546.01 %44.77 %27.62 %
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.7550.05 %0.07 %8.06 %
Coal or coke600.00 %0.00 %0.12 %
Wood1,1220.07 %0.39 %1.51 %
Solar energy4030.03 %0.02 %0.05 %
Other fuel9060.06 %0.12 %0.35 %
No fuel used8,4590.54 %0.38 %1.25 %
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Area Code 281 Property Value

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Property Pie Chart
Property TypeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Specified owner-occupied units761,809100.00 %--
Less than $50,000
106,19413.94 %22.74 %10.14 %
$50,000 to $99,999
321,72342.23 %40.56 %30.62 %
$100,000 to $149,999
158,22320.77 %18.21 %23.60 %
$150,000 to $199,999
80,21410.53 %8.71 %14.50 %
$200,000 to $299,999
54,2767.12 %5.82 %11.81 %
$300,000 to $499,999
27,1093.56 %2.72 %6.42 %
$500,000 to $999,999
11,0771.45 %0.98 %2.34 %
$1,000,000 or more
2,9930.39 %0.26 %0.56 %
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Area Code 281 Mortgage Status

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Mortgage Payment Pie Chart
Mortgage paymentsNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
With a mortgage551,26872.36 %64.22 %69.56 %
Less than $300
1,7140.22 %0.53 %0.50 %
$300 to $499
18,0052.36 %4.31 %3.97 %
$500 to $699
58,3947.67 %9.73 %8.97 %
$700 to $999
159,77920.97 %18.36 %17.28 %
$1,000 to $1,499
176,60223.18 %18.47 %20.91 %
$1,500 to $1,999
75,6219.93 %7.25 %9.93 %
$2,000 or more
61,1538.03 %5.57 %7.99 %
Not mortgaged210,54127.64 %35.78 %30.44 %
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Mortgage Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Mortgage payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent293,49238.53 %40.73 %36.58 %
15 to 19 percent147,81619.40 %18.23 %17.40 %
20 to 24 percent105,00313.78 %13.23 %13.85 %
25 to 29 percent64,2488.43 %8.19 %9.40 %
30 to 34 percent37,6134.94 %5.00 %6.01 %
35 percent or more105,56813.86 %13.57 %15.91 %
Not computed8,0691.06 %1.05 %0.85 %
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Area Code 281 Rent Status

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Rent Payment Pie Chart
Rent payment amountNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Specified renter-occupied units586,319100.00 %100.00 %100.00 %
Less than $200
13,9152.37 %4.43 %5.40 %
$200 to $299
14,5772.49 %4.68 %5.26 %
$300 to $499
145,24524.77 %25.12 %22.00 %
$500 to $749
245,79541.92 %37.06 %33.46 %
$750 to $999
98,94216.88 %15.41 %17.03 %
$1,000 to $1,499
40,4776.90 %6.34 %8.60 %
$1,500 or more
10,5711.80 %1.55 %2.89 %
No cash rent
16,7972.86 %5.41 %5.35 %
Median (dollars)100,46517.13 %32.78 %44.00 %
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Rent Payment as Percentage of Income Pie Chart
Rent payment as a percentage of incomeNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
Less than 15 percent117,98620.12 %18.82 %18.07 %
15 to 19 percent95,83616.35 %15.32 %14.26 %
20 to 24 percent82,05814.00 %13.44 %12.73 %
25 to 29 percent61,18210.43 %10.18 %10.37 %
30 to 34 percent41,8787.14 %7.22 %7.32 %
35 percent or more153,05726.10 %27.08 %29.47 %
Not computed34,3225.85 %7.94 %7.77 %

Area Code 281 Vehicle Usage

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Vehicle Usage Pie Chart
Vehicles per householdNumberPercentTexas Avg.National Avg.
None112,3117.21 %6.72 %9.57 %
1532,30734.16 %32.60 %31.22 %
2591,44637.96 %37.09 %34.76 %
3 or more213,64613.71 %14.25 %15.45 %
Additional Vehicle Usage Reports
 
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