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Income/capita 21%
Household income 5%
Unemployment 118%
IndexHoustonAlaskaNational
Income per capita$23,615$34,191$29,829
Median household income$52,500$74,444$55,322
Median income owner occupied$61,250$90,966$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,375$51,397$35,192
Median earnings male$50,313$42,898$36,919
Median earnings female$22,198$30,988$26,250
Unemployment rate10.1%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level14.2%10.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Houston is 21% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Houston is 5% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Houston is 118% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Houston is 6% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $34,996$52,500$105,000
      City
      $49,624$74,444$148,888
      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.

      Houston median earnings by income bracket

      Houston employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry29.8%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector4.5%3.5%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%3.5%
      Wholesale & retail services10.0%16.7%
      Public administration5.7%6.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.2%4.5%
      Education, health & social services10.0%39.2%
      Other30.0%28.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Knik-Fairview, AK17,038$85,33554%
      Tanaina, AK9,736$81,10947%
      Big Lake, AK3,552$68,87524%
      Wasilla, AK8,972$61,77412%
      Meadow Lakes, AK7,694$60,62510%
      Houston, AK2,028$52,5005%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Newtown, PA2,028$112,143103%
      Cascade Valley, WA2,028$42,33023%
      Gwinn, MI2,027$47,02415%
      Bangor, MI2,027$36,30234%
      Woodstock, AL2,027$65,50018%
      Houston, AK2,028$52,5005%
      Source: The Houston, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).