Austin employment information

Income per capita$32,672$26,513$28,555
Median household income$55,216$52,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$86,306$68,067$68,142
Median income renter occupied$38,875$34,156$33,219
Median earnings male$34,029$34,774$36,116
Median earnings female$27,449$24,235$25,692
Unemployment rate5.0%4.9%5.8%
Poverty level19.0%17.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Austin is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Austin is 3% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Austin is 15% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Austin is 22% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Austin median earnings by income bracket

Austin employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.2%0.9%
Manufacturing sector9.8%0.3%
Financial & insurance services3.8%4.7%
Wholesale & retail services13.0%11.6%
Public administration5.2%7.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.6%1.5%
Education, health & social services12.5%30.8%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Barton Creek, TX3,483$167,560213%
Rollingwood, TX1,453$161,429202%
West Lake Hills, TX3,225$160,574200%
Volente, TX716$153,654187%
The Hills, TX2,533$142,125166%
Austin, TX864,218$55,2163%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Jacksonville, FL837,533$46,76813%
Indianapolis, IN835,097$42,07621%
San Francisco, CA829,072$78,37847%
Columbus, OH811,943$44,77416%
Fort Worth, TX778,573$52,4922%
Austin, TX864,218$55,2163%
Source: The Austin, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.