A Look at Texas Facts and Figures
A look at Texas' demographics and how its numbers compare with those of the United States:
_ Percentage of population change, 2000-2007: Texas, 14.6; U.S., 7.2
_ Median age: Texas 33.1; U.S. 36.4
_ Percentage of women: Texas, 50.2; U.S., 50.7
_ Percentage of whites: Texas, 48.3; U.S., 66.4
_ Percentage of blacks: Texas, 11.9; U.S., 12.8
_ Percentage of Hispanics or Latinos: Texas, 35.7; U.S., 14.8
_ Median household income: Texas, $44,922; U.S., $48,451
_ Percentage of foreign born: Texas, 15.9; U.S., 12.5
_ Percentage of population below poverty: Texas, 16.9; U.S., 13.3
_ Percentage of population with a Bachelor's degree or higher (age 25+): Texas, 24.7; U.S., 27
_ Median home value: Texas, $114,000; U.S., $185,200
A look at the state's trade statistics:
_ Texas' export shipments in 2006 totaled $150.9 billion, the largest among the 50 states.
_ Texas' exports rose $55.5 billion from 2002 to 2006, the largest dollar gain in the U.S. and a 58 percent increase over the 2002 level of $95.4 billion.
_ Texas exported to 220 foreign destinations in 2006. The state's largest market was Mexico, which received $54.9 billion (36 percent) of Texas' total merchandise export total. Mexico was followed by fellow NAFTA trading partner Canada ($15.6 billion) and China ($6.6 billion). Other top markets included South Korea, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Singapore, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Japan.
_ From 2002 to 2006, Texas' export shipments to Mexico increased by $13.2 billion. Other countries where Texas recorded large gains in the value of exports over this period were Canada (up $5.7 billion), China (up $4.6 billion), South Korea (up $3.3 billion) and the Netherlands (up $2.7 billion.)
Net jobs lost because of changes in trade related to NAFTA, 1993-2004:
_ Texas: 72,257
_ U.S.: 1,015,290
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; U.S. International Trade Administration; Economic Policy Institute paper, "Revisiting NAFTA," Sept. 28, 2006.
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