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As of 2010-2014, the per capita income of Houston is $27,938, which is higher than the state average of $26,513 and is about the same as the national average of $28,555. Houston median household income is $45,728, which has grown by 24.89% since 2000. The median household income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 31.68% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. On average Houston residents spend 26.4 minutes per day commuting to work, which is higher than the state average of 25.3 minutes and is about the same as the national average of 25.7 minutes.

Topics:Per Capita IncomeMedian Workers IncomeHousehold IncomeFamily IncomeMedian Income by AgeEmployment StatusCommuting to WorkCareersPoverty Level

Per Capita Income, #368

Houston, TX
27,938 USD
Texas
26,513 USD
U.S.
28,555 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical per capita income data.

Median Individual Worker Income, see rank

Houston, TX
27,231 USD
Texas
29,817 USD
U.S.
30,815 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical median individual worker income data.


Male Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
Houston, TX
30,764 USD
Texas
34,774 USD
U.S.
36,116 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical male median individual worker income data.


Female Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
Houston, TX
23,706 USD
Texas
24,235 USD
U.S.
25,692 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical female median individual worker income data.

Household Income

Median Household Income, #718
Houston, TX
45,728 USD
Texas
52,576 USD
U.S.
53,482 USD
Mean Household Income, see rank
Houston, TX
73,063 USD
Texas
73,913 USD
U.S.
74,596 USD
Median Household Income Growth Since 2000, #919
Houston, TX
24.89%
Texas
31.68%
U.S.
27.36%
Ranks: $10k or less, $10k-$20k, $20k-$30k, $30k-$40k, $40k-$50k, $50k-$75k, $75k-$100k, $100k-$150k, $150k-$200k, $200k or more


Household Income Other than Earnings
 Houston, TXTexasU.S.
%+Average Amount%+Average Amount%+Average Amount
Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income15.20%$24,781, see rank17.13%$18,09621.11%$16,919
Social Security Income19.90%$16,131, see rank24.56%$16,78929.33%$17,636
Public Assistance Income1.78%$3,460, see rank1.78%$3,3432.82%$3,720
Retirement Income9.47%$24,062, see rank14.01%$23,66017.85%$24,095
+ The percentage of the total households that have the income.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household income data.

Family Income

Median Family Income, see rank
Houston, TX
50,369 USD
Texas
61,958 USD
U.S.
65,443 USD
Mean Family Income, see rank
Houston, TX
82,427 USD
Texas
83,936 USD
U.S.
86,963 USD
Ranks: $10k or less, $10k-$20k, $20k-$30k, $30k-$40k, $40k-$50k, $50k-$75k, $75k-$100k, $100k-$150k, $150k-$200k, $200k or more

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical family income data.

Median Household Income by Races

 Houston, TXTexasU.S.
White$53,756, see rank$55,782$56,900
Black$32,780, see rank$38,709$35,600
Hispanic$37,033, see rank$40,557$42,396
Asian$61,048, see rank$73,999$73,244
American Indian, Alaska Native$39,654, see rank$46,301$37,170
Hawaiian Native$21,688, see rank$52,851$53,370
One Race, Other$35,562, see rank$38,426$40,300
Two or More Races$45,724, see rank$48,217$47,621

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical median household income by races data.

Median Household Income by Age

 Houston, TXTexasU.S.
less than 25$26,735, see rank$26,239$25,788
25 to 44$46,572, see rank$55,494$58,398
45 to 64$53,750, see rank$63,808$65,027
65 or over$36,926, see rank$37,847$37,945

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical median household income by age data.

Employment Status

 Houston, TXTexasU.S.
Population 16 Years and Over1,675,069, see rank19,858,082248,775,628
Male1833,489, 49.76%, see rank49.18%48.69%
Male, In Labor Force:2638,062, 76.55%, see rank71.97%69.28%
Male, In Armed Forces2476, 0.06%, see rank0.84%0.73%
Male, Civilian2637,586, 76.50%, see rank71.13%68.54%
Male, Civilian, Employed3583,391, 91.50%, see rank92.48%90.49%
Male, Civilian, Unemployed354,195, 8.50%, see rank7.52%9.51%
Male, Not in Labor Force2195,427, 23.45%, see rank28.03%30.72%
Female1841,580, 50.24%, see rank50.82%51.31%
Female, In Labor Force:2502,461, 59.70%, see rank58.07%58.79%
Female, In Armed Forces2141, 0.02%, see rank0.15%0.11%
Female, Civilian2502,320, 59.69%, see rank57.92%58.69%
Female, Civilian, Employed3454,959, 90.57%, see rank92.13%91.18%
Female, Civilian, Unemployed347,361, 9.43%, see rank7.87%8.82%
Female, Not in Labor Force2339,119, 40.30%, see rank41.93%41.21%
1 Percentage of the population of 16 years and over.
2 Percentage of the population of 16 years and over for the gender.
3 Percentage of the Civilian for the gender.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical employment status data.

Commuting to Work

 Houston, TXTexasU.S.
Workers 16 Years and Over1,021,417, 100%11,685,902141,337,148
Car, Truck, or Van—Drove Alone775,045, 75.88%, see rank80.03%76.41%
Car, Truck, or Van—Carpooled124,148, 12.15%, see rank10.96%9.59%
Public Transportation43,940, 4.30%, see rank1.57%5.06%
Walked20,934, 2.05%, see rank1.62%2.78%
Other Means24,780, 2.43%, see rank1.78%1.79%
Worked at Home32,570, 3.19%, see rank4.06%4.37%

Mean Travel Time to Work, see rank
Houston, TX
26.4 minutes
Texas
25.3 minutes
U.S.
25.7 minutes
Ranks: 9 min. or less, 10-19 min., 20-29 min., 30-39 min., 40-59 min., 60-89 min., 90min. or more

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical commuting to work data.

Careers


Occupation
 Houston, TXTexasU.S.
Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over1,038,35011,809,010143,435,233
Male1583,391, 56.18%, see rank54.40%52.38%
Management, Professional, and Related Occupations2179,113, 30.70%, see rank31.45%33.12%
Service Occupations284,628, 14.51%, see rank13.98%15.12%
Sales and Office Occupations291,488, 15.68%, see rank17.42%17.47%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations21,855, 0.32%, see rank0.82%1.11%
Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations288,846, 15.23%, see rank12.08%9.29%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations2105,143, 18.02%, see rank17.70%17.94%
Female1454,959, 43.82%, see rank45.60%47.62%
Management, Professional, and Related Occupations2170,030, 37.37%, see rank38.98%40.04%
Service Occupations2117,709, 25.87%, see rank22.28%21.52%
Sales and Office Occupations2138,781, 30.50%, see rank33.15%31.93%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations2286, 0.06%, see rank0.14%0.32%
Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations21,955, 0.43%, see rank0.32%0.28%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations225,175, 5.53%, see rank4.80%5.65%
1 Percentage of the civilian employed, 16 years and over.
2 Percentage of the civilian employed, 16 years and over for the gender.

Industry
 Houston, TXTexasU.S.
Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over1,038,350, 100%11,809,010143,435,233
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, Mining30,050, 2.89%, see rank3.28%1.96%
Construction104,494, 10.06%, see rank7.80%6.17%
Manufacturing95,187, 9.17%, see rank9.28%10.43%
Wholesale Trade33,402, 3.22%, see rank2.99%2.75%
Retail Trade109,439, 10.54%, see rank11.56%11.57%
Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities57,437, 5.53%, see rank5.41%4.93%
Information14,509, 1.40%, see rank1.80%2.14%
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental, Leasing60,190, 5.80%, see rank6.60%6.60%
Professional, Scientific, Management,
Administrative, Waste Management Services
147,127, 14.17%, see rank10.91%10.89%
Educational Services, Health Care, Social Assistance198,689, 19.14%, see rank21.76%23.21%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation,
Accommodation, Food Services
97,989, 9.44%, see rank8.79%9.49%
Public Administration25,401, 2.45%, see rank4.43%4.92%
Other Services, Except Public Administration64,436, 6.21%, see rank5.39%4.96%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical careers data.

Poverty Level

 Houston, TX%TexasU.S.
Population in Poverty489,03522.89%, see rank17.66%15.59%
Family in Poverty94,19319.56%, see rank13.74%11.47%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical poverty level data.


 
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