Austin employment information

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%
The Austin, 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 Austin is $35,672, which is 28% higher than than the Texas average and 20% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $60,939, which is 11% higher than than the Texas average and 10% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Austin is 4%, which is 22% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Austin is 17% which is 10% higher than 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.

Did you know?

  • 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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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).