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Income/capita 20%
Household income 10%
Unemployment 22%
IndexAustinTexasNational
Income per capita$35,672$27,828$29,829
Median household income$60,939$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$92,148$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$42,935$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$37,344$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$30,164$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate3.6%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level16.7%16.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Austin is 20% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Austin is 10% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Austin is 22% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Austin is 10% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $40,621$60,939$121,878
      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.

      Austin median earnings by income bracket

      Austin employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.2%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector9.5%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services3.8%5.2%
      Wholesale & retail services13.3%11.4%
      Public administration4.7%6.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.9%1.6%
      Education, health & social services11.6%30.4%
      Other37.2%36.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rollingwood, TX1,642$168,125204%
      Lost Creek, TX4,498$165,417199%
      Barton Creek, TX3,037$150,170171%
      West Lake Hills, TX3,309$149,531170%
      The Hills, TX2,562$136,500147%
      Austin, TX907,779$60,93910%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Jacksonville, FL856,616$48,25613%
      San Francisco, CA850,282$87,70159%
      Indianapolis, IN846,674$43,10122%
      Columbus, OH837,038$47,15615%
      Fort Worth, TX815,930$54,8761%
      Austin, TX907,779$60,93910%
      Source: The Austin, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).