Houston employment information

Income per capita$20,865$26,006$28,555
Median household income$24,975$47,764$53,482
Median income owner occupied$39,130$60,313$68,142
Median income renter occupied$13,550$27,902$33,219
Median earnings male$30,785$33,503$36,116
Median earnings female$20,560$23,943$25,692
Unemployment rate3.8%5.3%5.8%
Poverty level32.6%15.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Houston is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Houston is 53% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Houston is 35% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Houston is 109% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Houston median earnings by income bracket

Houston employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.1%0.0%
Manufacturing sector5.1%1.7%
Financial & insurance services3.8%6.4%
Wholesale & retail services23.4%21.1%
Public administration24.0%9.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.3%3.1%
Education, health & social services13.1%37.4%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Plato, MO131$33,75037%
Raymondville, MO363$31,42941%
Licking, MO2,992$23,21457%
Cabool, MO2,410$20,71461%
Houston, MO2,208$24,97553%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Toledo, IA2,208$42,70820%
Mount Vernon, GA2,207$28,92946%
Lawai, HI2,209$68,43828%
Detroit Beach, MI2,209$49,7697%
Gassville, AR2,206$35,28834%
Houston, MO2,208$24,97553%
Source: The Houston, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.