Cities in Texas with the Highest Percent in the Labor Force

The Top 3

#1

Lewisville, TX

Percent In Labor Force of 77.8%

#2

Carrollton, TX

Percent In Labor Force of 75.0%

#3

Irving, TX

Percent In Labor Force of 74.9%

Largest Increase

12.4%

The Woodlands, TX

Percent In Labor Force from 60.0% to 67.4%

Largest Decrease

-11.1%

Richardson, TX

Percent In Labor Force from 70.7% to 62.9%

About the Rankings

The Census Bureau has released the latest estimates from the American Community Survey for all cities in Texas with a population of 60,000 or more with sufficient data to estimate the percent in labor force. We have crunched the numbers and the rankings are in. See the 59 places in Texas with the highest percent in labor force below, and the lowest percent in labor force places at the bottom of the list.

People in the labor force include those employed as a civilian or the armed forces plus those that are unemployed and looking for work. Students that aren't working, home makers, retirees, and institutionalized people are not included in the labor force. Having a high percentage of people in the labor force can help local governments because of an increase in amount of tax revenue and fewer costs for social programs.

The Texas percent in labor force from the latest estimates is 64.3% and has fallen 0.2% from 64.5%.

This year saw several big changes. Carrollton, TX rose from #6 to #2, Irving, TX rose from #8 to #3, Austin, TX fell from #3 to #4, Allen, TX rose from #24 to #5, and Frisco, TX rose from #10 to #6.

The Woodlands, TX saw the biggest percentage increase in percent in labor force at 12.4%, and Richardson, TX saw the largest percentage decrease at -11.1%.

The Complete List

   #1
Lewisville, TX
Previously 76.1%
77.8%
#2
Carrollton, TX
Previously #6 at 72.7%
75.0%
#3
Irving, TX
Previously #8 at 72.0%
74.9%
#4
Austin, TX
Previously #3 at 74.5%
73.7%
#5
Allen, TX
Previously #24 at 68.3%
73.4%
#6
Frisco, TX
Previously #10 at 70.9%
72.7%
#7
Pearland, TX
Previously #20 at 69.0%
72.1%
#8
Round Rock, TX
Previously #2 at 75.1%
71.6%
   #9
Odessa, TX
Previously 71.3%
71.4%
#10
Cedar Park, TX
Previously #19 at 69.2%
70.8%
#11
McKinney, TX
Previously #15 at 70.0%
70.7%
#12
Grand Prairie, TX
Previously #16 at 69.7%
70.6%
#13
Flower Mound, TX
Previously #4 at 73.0%
70.2%
   #14
Plano, TX
Previously 70.3%
70.2%
#15
Dallas, TX
Previously #21 at 68.9%
69.3%
#16
League City, TX
Previously #5 at 72.7%
69.0%
#17
Mansfield, TX
Previously #7 at 72.6%
68.7%
#18
Arlington, TX
Previously #25 at 68.3%
68.2%
#19
Fort Worth, TX
Previously #31 at 67.1%
68.1%
#20
New Braunfels, TX
Previously #35 at 65.5%
67.7%
#21
The Woodlands, TX
Previously #47 at 60.0%
67.4%
#22
Garland, TX
Previously #12 at 70.5%
67.4%
#23
North Richland Hills, TX
Previously #27 at 67.7%
67.3%
#24
Midland, TX
Previously #13 at 70.5%
67.3%
#25
Killeen, TX
Previously #17 at 69.3%
67.2%
#26
San Angelo, TX
Previously #36 at 65.5%
67.2%
#27
Mesquite, TX
Previously #26 at 68.1%
67.2%
#28
Edinburg, TX
Previously #23 at 68.4%
66.9%
#29
Missouri City, TX
Previously #30 at 67.1%
66.6%
#30
Amarillo, TX
Previously #33 at 66.2%
66.5%
#31
Lubbock, TX
Previously #40 at 63.4%
66.2%
#32
Houston, TX
Previously #29 at 67.5%
66.2%
#33
Conroe, TX
Previously #34 at 65.7%
66.2%
#34
Pasadena, TX
Previously #41 at 63.0%
66.1%
#35
Atascocita, TX
Previously #28 at 67.5%
65.3%
#36
Sugar Land, TX
Previously #42 at 62.8%
64.6%
#37
Denton, TX
Previously #22 at 68.7%
64.2%
#38
Victoria, TX
Previously #18 at 69.2%
64.0%
#39
San Antonio, TX
Previously #38 at 64.2%
63.6%
#40
Abilene, TX
Previously #55 at 57.3%
63.3%
#41
Corpus Christi, TX
Previously #39 at 63.4%
63.1%
#42
Richardson, TX
Previously #11 at 70.7%
62.9%
#43
Baytown, TX
Previously #32 at 66.4%
62.8%
#44
Wichita Falls, TX
Previously #43 at 61.8%
62.7%
#45
El Paso, TX
Previously #44 at 61.4%
62.2%
#46
Longview, TX
Previously #54 at 57.9%
61.9%
#47
Temple, TX
Previously #51 at 59.6%
61.7%
#48
McAllen, TX
Previously #52 at 59.0%
61.6%
#49
Waco, TX
Previously #50 at 59.7%
61.1%
#50
Beaumont, TX
Previously #53 at 58.5%
60.5%
#51
Tyler, TX
Previously #46 at 60.6%
59.7%
#52
Laredo, TX
Previously #56 at 56.8%
59.4%
#53
Bryan, TX
Previously #37 at 64.9%
59.3%
#54
College Station, TX
Previously #48 at 59.9%
58.8%
#55
Pharr, TX
Previously #57 at 54.8%
58.8%
#56
Harlingen, TX
Previously #45 at 61.2%
57.1%
#57
Brownsville, TX
Previously #58 at 53.4%
55.8%
#58
Mission, TX
Previously #49 at 59.8%
55.7%
   #59
Georgetown, TX
Previously 49.9%
47.9%


Data from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 1-year estimates for 2017.

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