Houston, Texas is in the 713, 281, 832 area codes in Harris County, Texas.
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Every business should consider a Houston area code. Area code 713, 281 and 832 will give you access to not only the largest city in Texas, but also and fourth largest city in the United States. Houston has an estimated population of 2.3 million people and covers 627 square miles.
The city is located in Harris County and area code 713, 281 and 832 also includes the Chamber, Fort Bend, and Galveston counties among others. Houston is the largest city in the southern United States and sits 165 miles from Austin, 197 miles from San Antonio, 239 miles from Dallas.
The city of Houston was founded by the Allen brothers in 1836 and incorporated one year later. It’s named after General Sam Houston, who served as the president of the Republic of Texas. In the 1890s it became a central railroad hub for the state, and the port city experienced a population boon when oil was founded in 1901, quickly becoming the largest city in Texas.
World War II brought economic benefits to Houston, and by 1948 the had city doubled in size. Their diverse economy and strategic location on the Gulf of Mexico helped it become the 4th largest city in the United States, where it continues to sit comfortably today.
The Houston area code has a strong and diverse economy. The Texas Medical Center is the biggest concentration of research and medical institutions in the world, and the city is also renowned for their space industry. The Johnson Space Center, which contains NASA’s famed mission control center, is also located in the Houston city limits.
Area code 713, 281 and 832 also contain 18 Fortune 500 companies. They are Phillips, Sysco, ConocoPhillips, Enterprise Products Partners, Plains GP Holdings, Halliburton, Waste Management, Kinder Morgan, Group 1 Automotive, Occidental Petroleum, Baker Hughes, Quanta Services, EOG Resources, CenterPoint Energy, National Oilwell Varco, Calpine, Targa Resources and Apache.
Additionally, the Houston area code is home to 17 more Fortune 1000 companies. Other major industries in the city include business, trade, transportation, manufacturing, tourism, and more.
The unemployment rate in the Houston area code is 4.9%, which is below the national average of 5.2%. The city is projected to have a future job growth of 36.7% over the next ten years.
Residents of Houston have an average household income of $46,000, which is slightly below the US average of $53,000, and just over 20% of the city makes more than $100,000 per year. The most common occupation for residents in the Houston area code is health care and social assistance, with retail trade and construction rounding out the top three.
Forbes has ranked the city of Houston on multiple lists in the past years. Recently, they were chosen as #1 on the list of “Best Cities for Manufacturing Jobs” in 2015. They also landed the top spot on the list of “America’s Coolest Cities” in 2012 and came in #2 on the Forbes 2014 roundup of “Top 10 Cities and States for Job Growth.”
Some major annual events in area code 713, 281 and 832 include the Chevron Houston Marathon, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and WorldFest: Houston International Film Festival.
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