South Houston employment information

IndexSouth HoustonTexasNational
Income per capita$15,157$27,828$29,829
Median household income$42,016$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$49,427$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$33,300$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$27,285$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$15,331$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate5.2%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level23.7%16.7%15.1%
The South Houston, 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 South Houston is $15,157, which is 46% lower than than the Texas average and 49% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $42,016, which is 23% lower than than the Texas average and 24% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in South Houston is 5%, which is 11% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in South Houston is 24% which is 57% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$28,007$42,016$84,032
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 South Houston is 49% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in South Houston is 24% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in South Houston is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in South Houston is 57% higher than the national average.

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South Houston employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry29.9%1.6%
Manufacturing sector17.0%1.0%
Financial & insurance services0.6%6.3%
Wholesale & retail services13.1%21.6%
Public administration1.6%3.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.6%2.6%
Education, health & social services2.6%23.8%
Other28.9%34.0%

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West University Place, TX15,318$220,868299%
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Taylor Lake Village, TX3,662$126,250128%
Shoreacres, TX1,759$103,81688%
South Houston, TX17,474$42,01624%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Happy Valley, OR17,474$106,19792%
Greenfield Town, MA17,477$48,72412%
Lindenwold, NJ17,482$38,91830%
Jenison, MI17,461$59,6408%
Tallmadge, OH17,488$59,8638%
South Houston, TX17,474$42,01624%
Source: The South Houston, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).