Austin employment information

IndexAustinTexasNational
Income per capita$31,387$25,809$28,051
Median household income$52,431$51,563$53,046
Median income owner occupied$83,036$66,332$67,062
Median income renter occupied$36,349$32,377$32,212
Median earnings male$31,569$33,434$35,771
Median earnings female$26,340$23,548$25,299
Unemployment rate5.4%5.0%6.0%
Poverty level19.4%17.4%14.9%

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Austin is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Austin is 1% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Austin is 10% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Austin is 30% higher than the national average.
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Austin median earnings by income bracket

Austin employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.7%0.9%
Manufacturing sector9.8%0.3%
Financial & insurance services3.5%4.6%
Wholesale & retail services13.2%11.3%
Public administration5.4%7.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.3%1.5%
Education, health & social services12.4%30.8%
Other35.6%35.9%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Rollingwood, TX1,588$157,614197%
Lost Creek, TX4,358$156,616195%
Barton Creek, TX3,158$153,047189%
Volente, TX599$148,333180%
West Lake Hills, TX3,132$141,818167%
Austin, TX799,939$52,4311%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
San Francisco, CA807,755$73,80239%
Columbus, OH790,168$43,99217%
Indianapolis, IN822,006$42,14421%
Jacksonville, FL823,652$48,1439%
Fort Worth, TX743,865$51,1054%
Austin, TX799,939$52,4311%
Source: The Austin, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.