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Austin's economy in a nutshell

Staff Writer
Austin 360

Mean Austin-Round Rock annual wage (2010): $46,130.

Number of public companies on major exchanges: 29, includes Dell Inc. and Whole Foods Market Inc.

Venture capital (2010): 73 deals, $344 million

Home sales: The median price for 2010 was $189,400, up 1.8 percent from 2009. 19,872 homes sold in 2010.

Job growth: 766,500 jobs in 2010, a 1 percent increase from 2009.

New homes (2010): Austin-area homebuilders started construction on 5,854 houses in 2010, down 10 percent from 2009.

Retail sales: $20 million

Sources: Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Austin Board of Realtors, PricewaterhouseCoopers/National Venture Capital Association MoneyTree Report, Residential Strategies Inc., Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University, Texas comptroller's office.