Workforce

The Port of Victoria has access to a large, educated and skilled workforce for businesses across many industries.

Over 185,000 potential employees exist within a 55-mile radius from Victoria, with a range of skills and education to meet any need.

U.S. Census data indicates 83% of residents of Victoria and the surrounding county have attained a high school graduation. Outside Victoria, businesses can draw on the nation’s second-largest workforce from throughout Texas. The University of Houston-Victoria produces highly educated graduates each year in Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Health Professions and Human Development. It is ranked the fifth-most affordable public university in Texas. The Victoria College is a public community college offering associate degrees in popular programs such as health professions and engineering.

The Victoria area is fortunate to have several excellent options for workforce training. Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent offers businesses assistance in developing On-the-Job Training programs. Texas Vocational Schools is an accredited post-secondary occupational education institute of higher learning offering students hands-on education for exceptional career training in welding, accounting, legal and medical office specialists. 

Workforce

Total Businesses

3,485

Total Employed

41,558

Workers 16+

41,960

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

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Businesses

282

Employed

7,463

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

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Businesses

558

Employed

6,723

2020 Accommodation/Food Service

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Businesses

255

Employed

3,703

2020 Construction Businesses

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Businesses

307

Employed

3,274

2020 Food Service/Drinking Estab

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Businesses

213

Employed

3,260

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

80

Employed

3,248

Some
High School

5,710

Graduated
High School

16,199

Associates
Degree

5,570

Bachelor's
Degree

8,999

Graduate
Degree

4,197

Average Commute Time

20 min.



Resident Commuters

36,364

Non-Resident Commuters

5,428

Drive Alone

33,648

Carpooled

5,226

Public

377

Work At Home

1,828

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