Houston employment information

Income per capita$27,938$26,513$28,555
Median household income$45,728$52,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$67,902$68,067$68,142
Median income renter occupied$33,967$34,156$33,219
Median earnings male$30,764$34,774$36,116
Median earnings female$23,706$24,235$25,692
Unemployment rate6.1%4.9%5.8%
Poverty level22.9%17.7%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Houston is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Houston is 14% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Houston is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Houston is 47% 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 industry16.8%1.4%
Manufacturing sector12.2%0.4%
Financial & insurance services2.8%4.5%
Wholesale & retail services13.9%13.5%
Public administration2.3%2.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.3%3.3%
Education, health & social services9.1%32.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Piney Point Village, TX3,228$250,001367%
Bunker Hill Village, TX3,777$243,889356%
Hunters Creek Village, TX4,545$242,250353%
West University Place, TX15,223$207,429288%
Hilshire Village, TX606$171,094220%
Houston, TX2,167,988$45,72814%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Chicago, IL2,712,608$47,83111%
Philadelphia, PA1,546,920$37,46030%
Phoenix, AZ1,490,758$46,88112%
San Antonio, TX1,385,438$46,31713%
San Diego, CA1,341,510$65,75323%
Houston, TX2,167,988$45,72814%
Source: The Houston, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.