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Houston Area Profile

The Houston Metropolitan Statistical Area is the fifth most populous metropolitan area in the United States.

• Founded in 1836, the City of Houston's population grew to 2.1 million, up 7.5 percent over the past decade, and the metropolitan area Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown is the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the United States surged to 5,946,800 people, according to the 2010 census and has grown to 6.22 million, as of U.S. Census Bureau's April 2012 estimates. The area's incorporated cities are included in the count.

• The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metropolitan Statistical Area (Houston MSA), as defined by the Office of Management and Budget, consists of 10 counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller. It is located along the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. state of Texas. The metropolitan area is colloquially referred to as "Greater Houston" and is situated in Southeast Texas, just west of the Golden Triangle.

• According to the United States Census Bureau, the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area has a total area of 10,062 square miles; slightly smaller than Massachusetts and slightly larger than New Jersey.

• Mining (e.g. oil and gas exploration and production) represent 23.3 percent of Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) Nominal Gross Area Product (GAP) in 2011. Services contributed 20.8 percent to the GAP followed by manufacturing (13.8 percent), and finance/insurance/real estate and trade (12.0 percent).

• The Perryman Group estimates Houston MSA’s Nominal Gross Area Product for 2011 was $442.4 billion.

• The Perryman Group forecasts Houston MSA’s Nominal GAP to increase by 7.4 percent in ’12 to $475.0 billion.


El Perfil del Área de Houston

La estadistica del área motropolitana de Houston es la sexta área metropolitan mas póblada de los Estados Unidos.

Fundada en 1836, la ciudad de Houston contó a mediados del año 2008 con una población de 2,24 millones de habitantes.Y la hace la cuarta ciudad más poblada de los Estados Unidos. Estando detrás de Nueva York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Desde 1930 Houston es la ciudad más poblada de Texas.

La estadistica metropolitana del área de Sugar Land (MSA Houston) consta de 10 condados, Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto y Waller. A mediados del 2008 la población del área metropolitan sumó  5.728.143 de habitantes y la puso en el sexto lugar de las ciudades más poblada.

La MSA de Houston cubre 10.062 millas cuadradas, una area más grande que Massachusetts.

El Producto Groso (GAP) de Houston en el 2008 fue de 435,9 mil millones de dólares, según el grupo Perryman, ligeramente más grande que Colombia, Bélgica, Malasia, Venezuela, o Suecia product bruto interno según el libro de hechos de la CIA –solo 27 paices a parte de los Estados Unidos tienen un PIB superior al BPA de Houston.

La MSA de Houston registró 2.55 millones de empleos con salario en mayo del 2009 – más trabajos que 29 otros estados entre ellos Colorado, Alabama, Arizona.


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