Did you know Texas is the second largest and second most populous state in the United States of America? This week we are discussing Texas employment background check information, TX crime data, and other general Texas state info in our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”!
Texas Population and Age Distribution. Texas’ estimated population was 26.1 million. The median age was 33.9 years. 27% of the population was under the age of 18, and 11% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $50,740. The total number of households was 8,970,959 with an average of 2.84 people.
Texas Employment and Unemployment Rate. 59.2% of the Texas population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 23rd in the nation. The Texas unemployment rate is 8.0% which was ranked 32nd in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Texas were as follows: 790,028 (6.7%) were self-employed, 1,667,483 (14.2%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 9,255,144 (78.9%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Texas Industries. The top five industries by percent in Texas were: Educational Services and Health Care (21.6%), Retail (11.7%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (10.9%), Manufacturing (9.3%), and Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (8.9%).
Texas Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Texas’ private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (34.2%), Sales and Office (24.6%), Service (18.1%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (11.9%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (11.1%).
Texas Health Insurance Coverage. 78% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (23% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 57% had private coverage and 28% had public coverage.
Disability. 12% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Texas reported a disability. The Texas disability claim rate was ranked 33rd in the country.
For a list of Texas counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Texas Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Texas had 106,476 total violent crimes (which ranked 2nd in the nation) and with a violent crime rate of 0.64% (which ranked it 2nd among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 1,144 were murders, 7,711 were forcible rapes, 30,382 were robberies, and 67,239 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Texas had 876,059 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 204,810 were burglaries, 606,253 were larceny/thefts, and 64,996 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Texas had the 28th most law enforcement employees per population. Texas ranked 39th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Texas crime information, please see the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) Crime Records Service.
Texas Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Texas employment background check products: a Texas county criminal background check and a Texas state criminal background check.
The Texas state criminal background check includes a Texas corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Texas as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls from records from the Texas DOC. The Texas state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Texas criminal background check webpage.
The Texas county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments over the past seven years from the County and District Courts. The Texas county criminal check results are provided within five to seven business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
Other Texas employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Texas” data is from 2011. “Texas Crime Data” data is from 2012.