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

3,399

Total Employed

41,923

Workers 16+

41,594

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

293

Employed

7,920

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

564

Employed

6,450

2021 Accommodation/Food Service

cp-industries

Businesses

247

Employed

3,659

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

81

Employed

3,371

2021 Food Service/Drinking Estab

cp-industries

Businesses

205

Employed

3,213

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

411

Employed

3,175

Some
High School

5,277

Graduated
High School

16,755

Associates
Degree

6,199

Bachelor's
Degree

8,787

Graduate
Degree

4,376

Average Commute Time

20 min.



Resident Commuters

36,032

Non-Resident Commuters

5,378

Drive Alone

33,150

Carpooled

5,211

Public

439

Work At Home

1,750

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