Harris County Income and Careers
As of 2010, the per capita income of Harris County is $25,352, which is higher than the state average of $23,863 and is about the same as the national average of $26,059. Harris County median household income is $51,444, which has grown by 20.77% since 2000. The median household income growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 21.76% and is higher than the national average rate of 19.17%. On average Harris County residents spend 25.0 minutes per day commuting to work, which is higher than the state average of 23.0 minutes and is higher than the national average of 23.7 minutes.
Per Capita Income, #34
|Harris County||25,352 USD|
*Based on 2010 data. View historical per capita income data.
Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
|Harris County||28,692 USD|
*Based on 2010 data. View historical median individual worker income data.
Male Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
|Harris County||31,966 USD|
*Based on 2010 data. View historical male median individual worker income data.
Female Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
|Harris County||23,938 USD|
*Based on 2010 data. View historical female median individual worker income data.
Household IncomeMedian Household Income, #46
|Harris County||50,422 USD|
|Harris County||72,044 USD|
Household Income Other than Earnings
|%+||Average Amount||%+||Average Amount||%+||Average Amount|
|Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income||16.17%||$19,520, see rank||17.45%||$15,233||21.82%||$14,452|
|Social Security Income||18.91%||$15,663, see rank||23.96%||$15,498||28.42%||$16,236|
|Public Assistance Income||1.60%||$3,271, see rank||1.91%||$3,561||2.86%||$3,936|
|Retirement Income||9.86%||$20,695, see rank||13.62%||$21,701||17.45%||$22,006|
*Based on 2010 data. View historical household income data.
Family IncomeMedian Family Income, see rank
|Harris County||56,319 USD|
|Harris County||80,338 USD|
*Based on 2010 data. View historical family income data.
Median Household Income by Races
|White||$58,272, see rank||$51,708||$52,480|
|Black||$35,849, see rank||$35,640||$33,578|
|Hispanic||$39,490, see rank||$37,087||$40,165|
|Asian||$56,325, see rank||$63,947||$67,022|
|American Indian, Alaska Native||$35,872, see rank||$43,442||$35,062|
|Hawaiian Native||$29,645, see rank||$50,334||$52,776|
|One Race, Other||$35,754, see rank||$34,427||$38,230|
|Two or More Races||$46,031, see rank||$44,237||$43,597|
*Based on 2010 data. View historical median household income by races data.
Median Household Income by Age
|less than 25||$27,791, see rank||$23,656||$24,143|
|25 to 44||$49,526, see rank||$50,837||$54,024|
|45 to 64||$61,813, see rank||$59,538||$60,683|
|65 or over||$36,949, see rank||$34,178||$34,381|
*Based on 2010 data. View historical median household income by age data.
|Population 16 Years and Over||3,085,290||see rank||19,123,208||243,832,923|
|Male1||1,524,464||49.41%, see rank||49.13%||48.62%|
|Male, In Labor Force:2||1,168,094||76.62%, see rank||71.94%||69.78%|
|Male, In Armed Forces2||1,139||0.07%, see rank||0.89%||0.76%|
|Male, Civilian2||1,166,955||76.55%, see rank||71.05%||69.03%|
|Male, Civilian, Employed3||1,059,035||90.75%, see rank||91.02%||88.43%|
|Male, Civilian, Unemployed3||107,920||9.25%, see rank||8.98%||11.57%|
|Male, Not in Labor Force2||356,370||23.38%, see rank||28.06%||30.22%|
|Female1||1,560,826||50.59%, see rank||50.87%||51.38%|
|Female, In Labor Force:2||931,109||59.65%, see rank||58.66%||59.26%|
|Female, In Armed Forces2||83||0.01%, see rank||0.19%||0.12%|
|Female, Civilian2||931,026||59.65%, see rank||58.47%||59.13%|
|Female, Civilian, Employed3||844,453||90.70%, see rank||91.35%||89.99%|
|Female, Civilian, Unemployed3||86,573||9.30%, see rank||8.65%||10.01%|
|Female, Not in Labor Force2||629,717||40.35%, see rank||41.34%||40.74%|
2 Percentage of the population of 16 years and over for the gender.
3 Percentage of the Civilian for the gender.
*Based on 2010 data. View historical employment status data.
Commuting to Work
|Workers 16 Years and Over||1,871,621||100%||11,145,480||136,941,010|
|Car, Truck, or Van—Drove Alone||1,465,894||78.32%, see rank||79.81%||76.57%|
|Car, Truck, or Van—Carpooled||224,793||12.01%, see rank||11.10%||9.69%|
|Public Transportation||55,184||2.95%, see rank||1.51%||4.94%|
|Walked||28,885||1.54%, see rank||1.67%||2.77%|
|Other Means||39,973||2.14%, see rank||1.84%||1.70%|
|Worked at Home||56,892||3.04%, see rank||4.07%||4.33%|
Mean Travel Time to Work, see rank
|Harris County||25.0 minutes|
*Based on 2010 data. View historical commuting to work data.
|Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over||1,903,488||-||11,271,851||139,033,928|
|Male1||1,059,035||55.64%, see rank||53.91%||52.06%|
|Management, Professional, and Related Occupations2||325,399||30.73%, see rank||30.92%||32.77%|
|Service Occupations2||130,905||12.36%, see rank||13.93%||14.98%|
|Sales and Office Occupations2||178,124||16.82%, see rank||17.75%||17.82%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations2||4,073||0.38%, see rank||0.95%||1.17%|
|Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2||152,069||14.36%, see rank||12.39%||9.50%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations2||201,271||19.01%, see rank||17.42%||17.70%|
|Female1||844,453||44.36%, see rank||46.09%||47.94%|
|Management, Professional, and Related Occupations2||316,063||37.43%, see rank||38.18%||39.40%|
|Service Occupations2||193,286||22.89%, see rank||22.30%||21.33%|
|Sales and Office Occupations2||284,329||33.67%, see rank||33.78%||32.73%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations2||578||0.07%, see rank||0.13%||0.30%|
|Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations2||4,567||0.54%, see rank||0.36%||0.29%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations2||43,080||5.10%, see rank||4.91%||5.67%|
2 Percentage of the civilian employed, 16 years and over for the gender.
|Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over||1,903,488||100%||11,271,851||139,033,928|
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, Mining||51,200||2.69%, see rank||2.91%||1.90%|
|Construction||189,374||9.95%, see rank||7.97%||6.25%|
|Manufacturing||200,240||10.52%, see rank||9.34%||10.39%|
|Wholesale Trade||66,415||3.49%, see rank||2.92%||2.83%|
|Retail Trade||211,396||11.11%, see rank||11.55%||11.65%|
|Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities||121,042||6.36%, see rank||5.46%||4.92%|
|Information||25,551||1.34%, see rank||1.89%||2.17%|
|Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental, Leasing||106,098||5.57%, see rank||6.64%||6.67%|
|Professional, Scientific, Management,|
Administrative, Waste Management Services
|243,663||12.80%, see rank||10.75%||10.58%|
|Educational Services, Health Care, Social Assistance||358,369||18.83%, see rank||21.82%||23.24%|
|Arts, Entertainment, Recreation,|
Accommodation, Food Services
|160,442||8.43%, see rank||8.64%||9.25%|
|Public Administration||58,144||3.05%, see rank||4.78%||5.17%|
|Other Services, Except Public Administration||111,554||5.86%, see rank||5.34%||4.97%|
*Based on 2010 data. View historical careers data.
|Population in Poverty||762,573||18.74%, see rank||17.91%||15.33%|
|Family in Poverty||146,671||15.44%, see rank||13.85%||11.28%|
*Based on 2010 data. View historical poverty level data.