Harlingen employment information

IndexHarlingenTexasNational
Income per capita$17,594$27,828$29,829
Median household income$35,718$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,513$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,503$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$27,212$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$18,566$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate4.9%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level31.3%16.7%15.1%
The Harlingen, TX employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Harlingen is $17,594, which is 37% lower than than the Texas average and 41% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $35,718, which is 35% lower than than the Texas average and 35% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Harlingen is 5%, which is 4% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Harlingen is 31% which is 107% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$23,809$35,718$71,436
City
$36,481$54,727$109,454
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Harlingen is 41% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Harlingen is 35% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Harlingen is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Harlingen is 107% higher than the national average.

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Harlingen median earnings by income bracket

Harlingen employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.0%0.8%
Manufacturing sector5.8%1.4%
Financial & insurance services1.7%5.0%
Wholesale & retail services17.4%12.8%
Public administration7.7%3.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%1.6%
Education, health & social services20.8%49.8%
Other28.6%21.3%

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Harlingen, TX65,634$35,71835%

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Harlingen, TX65,634$35,71835%
Source: The Harlingen, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).