Harris County has more one-person businesses than any other county in Texas and is 4th in the nation, according to the Houston Business Journal:
The county had 348,876 “nonemployer businesses,” as the U.S. Census Bureau calls them, in 2010, according to an On Numbers report from The Business Journals. That’s significantly more than Dallas County’s 198,142. Dallas County ranked No. 2 in Texas and No. 12 nationwide.
On Numbers analyzed Census Bureau data for all 3,140 counties and independent cities across the country. Los Angeles County, Calif., took the top spot, with 875,747 nonemployer businesses.
The average amount of receipts per nonemployer business in Harris County was $46,200. The national average was $43,000.
Among counties with at least 10,000 nonemployer businesses, New York County, N.Y. — also known as the borough of Manhattan — had the highest average, $70,400.
Most nonemployer businesses are startup and/or sideline businesses, in which entrepreneurs do much of their work at night and on weekends in addition to primary jobs, On Numbers reports.