DIVER Geo Scores are designed to quickly communicate the overall economic health of a selected geographic area on a scale of 0 to 10.  The Geo Score reflects the relative economic well-being of the location and is available for all States, counties, and approximately 350 of the largest cities. Calculations are released monthly and are based on multiple, meaningful economic and demographic data from the employment, income and housing categories.

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DIVER Geo Score For Houston City, TX

Our Current Geo Scores

Data as of January 2017

RankBest Locations 2017Top Performers 2017
1District of Columbia10
2North Dakota9.8
3New Hampshire9.6
4Vermont9.4
5Massachusetts9.2
6Hawaii9
7Colorado8.8
8Minnesota8.6
9South Dakota8.4
10Maryland8.2
11Utah8
12Virginia7.8
13Nebraska7.6
14Wyoming7.4
15Connecticut7.2
16Wisconsin7
17Washington6.8
18Montana6.6
19Maine6.4
20Iowa6.2
21Oregon6
22Kansas5.8
23California5.6
24Rhode Island5.4
25Idaho5.2
26New York5
27Texas4.8
28Pennsylvania4.6
29Delaware4.4
30Missouri4.2
31Alaska4
32New Jersey3.8
33Arizona3.6
34Florida3.4
35Michigan3.2
36Tennessee3
37Oklahoma2.8
38North Carolina2.6
39Indiana2.4
40Nevada2.2
41Georgia2
42Ohio1.8
43Arkansas1.6
44Illinois1.4
45South Carolina1.2
46Kentucky1
47Louisiana0.8
48West Virginia0.6
49Alabama0.4
50New Mexico0.2
51Mississippi0
RankLocation2017 v. 2016
1Oregon+2.2
2Maryland+2
3Washington+1.6
4California+1.6
5Tennessee+1.4
6Massachusetts+1
7Wisconsin+1
8Idaho+1
9Maine+0.8
10Nevada+0.8
11Georgia+0.8
12Utah+0.6
13Arizona+0.6
14Florida+0.6
15Michigan+0.6
16North Carolina+0.6
17Connecticut+0.4
18Texas+0.4
19Kentucky+0.4
20Colorado+0.2
21South Carolina+0.2
22District of Columbia0
23North Dakota0
24New Hampshire0
25Vermont0
26Virginia0
27Ohio0
28Alabama0
29New Mexico0
30Mississippi0
31Hawaii-0.2
32Delaware-0.2
33West Virginia-0.2
34Minnesota-0.4
35South Dakota-0.4
36Nebraska-0.4
37Montana-0.4
38Rhode Island-0.4
39Missouri-0.8
40Oklahoma-0.8
41Arkansas-0.8
42Wyoming-1
43New Jersey-1
44Indiana-1
45Iowa-1.4
46Kansas-1.4
47New York-1.4
48Alaska-1.4
49Louisiana-1.4
50Illinois-1.8
51Pennsylvania-2
Top RankLocationScoreBottom RankLocationScore
1Santa Clara, CA103110Issaquena, MS0
2San Mateo, CA103109Wilcox, AL0
3Dunn, ND103108Wheeler, GA0
4Divide, ND103107Imperial, CA0
5San Francisco, CA103106Humphreys, MS0
6McKenzie, ND103105Lake, TN0
7Williams, ND103104Telfair, GA0
8Arlington, VA103103Jefferson, MS0
9Mountrail, ND103102Magoffin, KY0
10Sargent, ND103101Holmes, MS0
11Slope, ND103100East Carroll, LA0
12Steele, ND103099Clay, KY0
13Mercer, ND103098Owsley, KY0
14Fairfax, VA103097Luna, NM0
15Stark, ND103096Sunflower, MS0
16Broomfield, CO103095Ben Hill, GA0
17LaMoure, ND103094Claiborne, MS0
18McLean, ND103093Leflore, MS0
19Oliver, ND103092Yuma, AZ0
20Cavalier, ND103091Perry, AL0
21Alexandria City, VA103090Harlan, KY0
22Hettinger, ND103089Greene, AL0
23Midland, TX103088Quitman, MS0
24Falls Church, VA103087Copiah, MS0
25Carson, TX103086Zavala, TX0
Top RankBest LocationsScoreBottom RankWorst LocationsScore
1Mountain View, CA10356Camden, NJ0
2Palo Alto, CA10355Flint, MI0
3Sunnyvale, CA10354Jacksonville, NC0
4Santa Clara, CA9.9353Detroit, MI0.1
5Milpitas, CA9.9352Youngstown, OH0.1
6San Jose, CA9.9351Reading, PA0.1
7Redwood City, CA9.8350Gary, IN0.2
8San Francisco, CA9.8349Cleveland, OH0.2
9South San Francisco, CA9.8348Rockford, IL0.2
10San Ramon, CA9.7347Dayton, OH0.3
11Pleasanton, CA9.7346Yuma, AZ0.3
12Alexandria, VA9.7345Newark, NJ0.3
13Rockville, MD9.6344Merced, CA0.4
14Midland, TX9.6343Trenton, NJ0.4
15Santa Monica, CA9.6342Springfield, MA0.4
16Bismarck, ND9.5341Columbus, GA0.5
17Newton, MA9.5340Fresno, CA0.5
18Newport Beach, CA9.5339Brownsville, TX0.5
19Bellevue, WA9.4338Rochester, NY0.6
20Broomfield, CO9.4337Canton, OH0.6
21Torrance, CA9.4336Albany, GA0.6
22Burbank, CA9.3335Muncie, IN0.7
23Gaithersburg, MD9.3334Stockton, CA0.7
24Seattle, WA9.3333San Bernardino, CA0.7
25Renton, WA9.2332Columbia, SC0.8
Top RankBest LocationsScore ChangesBottom RankWorst LocationsScore Changes
1Kenton, KY+53110Sterling, TX-5
2Caroline, MD+4.63109Lee, FL-4.9
3Mineral, NV+4.23108Rio Blanco, CO-4.9
4Sumter, FL+3.63107Pike, IN-4.8
5Washington, MD+3.53106Burlington, NJ-4.3
6Linn, OR+3.33105Gilliam, OR-4.3
7Carson City, NV+3.33104Payette, ID-4.1
8Sullivan, NY+3.13103Duchesne, UT-4.1
9Wakulla, FL+33102Lincoln, NV-4.1
10Cecil, MD+2.93101Henry, IL-4
11Wicomico, MD+2.93100Lea, NM-3.9
12Morgan, CO+2.83099Beckham, OK-3.9
13Bradley, TN+2.83098Ness, KS-3.8
14Jerome, ID+2.83097Montgomery, NY-3.7
15Columbia, OR+2.83096Frio, TX-3.6
16Twin Falls, ID+2.83095Warrick, IN-3.5
17Pottawatomie, OK+2.83094Uintah, UT-3.4
18Sevier, UT+2.83093Montgomery, IN-3.4
19Johnston, NC+2.73092Jim Wells, TX-3.4
20Maury, TN+2.73091Washita, OK-3.3
21Osceola, FL+2.73090Wayne, IN-3.3
22Carroll, IN+2.73089Reagan, TX-3.2
23Marshall, IL+2.63088Stephens, OK-3.1
24Gates, NC+2.63087Union, NJ-3.1
25Prowers, CO+2.63086Salem, NJ-3.1
Top RankBest LocationsScore ChangesBottom RankWorst LocationsScore Changes
1Auburn, WA+2350Schaumburg, IL-2
2Palm Bay, FL+2349North Little Rock, AR-1.9
3Deltona, FL+1.7348Oxnard, CA-1.8
4St. Petersburg, FL+1.6347Evanston, IL-1.7
5Delray Beach, FL+1.5346Lakeland, FL-1.7
6Reno, NV+1.5345Lafayette, IN-1.6
7Denton, TX+1.5344Anchorage, AK-1.6
8Warner Robins, GA+1.5343Waco, TX-1.6
9Green Bay, WI+1.4342Arlington Heights, IL-1.6
10Bend, OR+1.4341Evansville, IN-1.5
11St. George, UT+1.3340Baytown, TX-1.5
12Clearwater, FL+1.2339Tuscaloosa, AL-1.5
13El Paso, TX+1.2338Erie, PA-1.5
14Racine, WI+1.2337Sioux City, IA-1.4
15Jackson, TN+1.2336Schenectady, NY-1.4
16Everett, WA+1.1335Chicago, IL-1.4
17Fort Wayne, IN+1.1334Edinburg, TX-1.4
18Wilmington, NC+1.1333Cape Coral, FL-1.3
19Elgin, IL+1.1332Davenport, IA-1.3
20Kent, WA+1.1331Naperville, IL-1.3
21Frederick, MD+1.1330Corpus Christi, TX-1.2
22Melbourne, FL+1329Lafayette, LA-1.2
23Baton Rouge, LA+1328St. Cloud, MN-1.2
24Knoxville, TN+1327Roswell, GA-1.2
25Tempe, AZ+0.9326Kansas City, MO-1.1