Income/capita 15%
Household income 43%
Unemployment 38%
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Income per capita$34,287$25,957$27,828
Median household income$79,028$53,574$54,727
Median income owner occupied$0$75,933$70,980
Median income renter occupied$0$34,446$36,330
Median earnings male$50,918$32,311$36,153
Median earnings female$36,033$26,253$25,035
Unemployment rate2.9%4.5%4.1%
Poverty leveln/a16.6%16.7%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Southwest is 15% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Southwest is 43% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Southwest is 38% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Southwest is 100% lower than the national average

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      Southwest employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.4%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector14.2%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services5.5%8.1%
      Wholesale & retail services18.5%13.4%
      Public administration4.0%3.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.6%3.7%
      Education, health & social services13.1%38.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Westover Hills, TX578$165,625199.4%
      Dalworthington Gardens, TX2,233$129,750134.5%
      Cross Timber, TX308$96,25074.0%
      Mansfield, TX63,141$90,21663.1%
      Briaroaks, TX476$82,50049.1%
      Arlington, TX383,899$53,5743.2%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      New Orleans, LA382,922$37,48832.2%
      Wichita, KS388,033$46,77515.4%
      Cleveland, OH389,165$26,58351.9%
      Tulsa, OK399,906$43,04522.2%
      Bakersfield, CA367,555$58,6696.1%
      Arlington, TX383,899$53,5743.2%
      Source: The Southwest, Arlington, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).