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Monday, November 05, 2012

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Interesting facts about the Dallas-Fort Worth area

If you make $50,000 annually in Dallas, you'd need the following salaries to maintain the status quo in these cities: 
     Austin-$58,343
     Houston-$50,800
     San Antonio-$48,971
     Boston-$85,029
     San Francisco-$113,714
     Seattle-$81,543
     Atlanta-$53,714
     Los Angeles-$82,057
     Chicago-$60,057

Annual mean wage:
     2005:  $45,146
     2009:  $49,856
     2011:  $46,160

Metro-area population:
     2005:  5,816,407
     2009:  6,447,615
     2011:  6,526,548

Interesting stats:
     2.6  Average household size
     21.1  % of obese adults
     31.8  Median resident age
     27.7 % of adults with at least a bachelor's degree
     58 % of family households
     1,603 Number of full-service restaurants
     $1,196 Average monthly rent for one-bedroom apartment
     $135,600 Estimated median house or condo value
     $87,400 Estimated median house or condo value in 2000

Unemployment rate:
     5.8% July 2008
     8.7% July 2009
     9.1% July 2010
     8.9% July 2011
     7.9% July 2012

[This information gleaned from The Dallas Business Journal week of October 26, 2012, page 11.]

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The unemployment rate is much higher than 7.9, counting the ones who have given up looking.

Get ready for a Romney landslide!

Anonymous said...

Larry, I'm pretty sure you would like Romney to win, you just can't afford to say so.

Anonymous said...

What a Landslide!