(1) MAJOR ON MEDICAL with 3 hospitals, ETMC, Trinity and UTHNE and the Texas Spine and Joint Hospital. Nursing and health science classes and degrees at TJC and UTT. (2) MAJOR INDUSTRIES & EMPLOYERS, such as 3 big hospitals, Brookshire’s and John Soules Foods for food products + Wal-Mart, manufacturers such as Trane and Tyler Pipe and telecommunications providers, such as Suddenlink. (3) TRANSPORTATION such as Tyler Pounds Regional Airport with flights to DFW & Bush Intercontinental-Houston, space for private planes and at I-20 for car, truck travel. EASY TO GET IN AND OUT OF TYLER.
COST OF LIVING – $46,127 for median household income. $154,600 median home price and $821 median rent for a 2 bedroom apartments. TRANSPORTATION – 15 minutes is median travel time to work and Tyler Pounds Regional Airport is closest airport and 6 miles away. TEMPERATURE – runs 93 degrees in July high with national at 76 degrees. AGE – 19 and under is $53,796, 20-54 is 81,556 and 55 and over is 67,338. ETHNICITY – white is 61%, African American is 18%, Hispanic is 17% and other is 7.5%. VARIED CITY + ADD THE COUNTY FOR MORE FOLKS!
The 2 categories in Texas who have NOT gained in employment ending April 2015 are the MINING & LOGGING, which includes oil jobs & down 0.1% and MANUFACTURING which is down 0.8%. All other categories are UP from 1.2% to 5% and that is LEISURE & HOSPITALITY. Information from Texas A&M Real Center in College Station, TX. Next CONSTRUCTION up 4.4%, up 3.8% is TRANSPORTATION, WAREHOUSING, UTILITIES. The rest are up 1.2% to 3.7%. CERTAINLY THRIVING IN TEXAS WITH LOTS OF JOBS.
All Texas industries except mining and logging (which includes oil and gas) and manufacturing had more jobs. The state’s leisure and hospitality industry ranked first in job creation followed by construction and transportation, warehousing and utilities. All Texas metro areas except Texarkana, Wichita Falls and College Station-Bryan have more jobs. Odessa is 1st in job creation, followed by Midland, Dallas-Plano-Irving, Corpus Christi and Beaumont-Port Arthur. The state’s unemployment rate in April was 4% with Amarillo the lowest. FALLING OIL PRICE HAVE NOT HURT TEXAS’ GROWTH!!