Residents of Central Texas have access to a wide range of medical services and amenities. From general hospitals providing diagnosis and treatment options, to specialized hospitals offering clinical laboratory facilities and X-ray diagnostic services, the region is well-equipped to meet the needs of its population. The Texas State Fair is also committed to making the event accessible to all, with baby care centers, sign language interpretation services, and two First Aid locations. The Texas Housing Affordability Index (THAI) from the Texas A&M Real Estate Center measures the ability of a household earning the average income to buy a home at an average price.
Central Texas is the 42nd largest state in terms of area and 43rd in terms of population. This report examines regional economic information and trends related to population, personal income, jobs and wages, and education. The region offers a variety of higher education options, including four universities, six high and community colleges, and a health science school. The Texas State Fair celebrates everything related to Texas by promoting agriculture, education and community participation through quality entertainment in a family environment.
For a list of centers that offer services other than hospitals, such as rural health clinics, community mental health centers, and maternity centers, visit Texas Health and Human Services. The Department of Justice plays an important role in promoting equal opportunities for people with disabilities. Under the agreement, the city of Killeen will eliminate barriers to access in buildings such as City Hall, police stations, libraries, technology centers, community centers and places of recreation. By employment, the largest industrial sectors in Central Texas are education, restaurants, and health care.
Over this period, jobs increased by 3.3 percent in Texas while decreasing by 0.5 percent in the US. The region's income distribution shows proportionately fewer households in the upper quintile compared to Texas as a whole (chart).Central Texas is an area rich with opportunity for its residents when it comes to medical services and amenities as well as educational opportunities. With initiatives such as the THAI from the Texas A&M Real Estate Center that measure affordability for households earning average incomes to buy homes at average prices, as well as the Department of Justice's commitment to promoting equal opportunities for people with disabilities through eliminating barriers to access in public buildings such as City Hall or libraries, Central Texans have access to a wide range of services that can help them lead successful lives.