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Income/capita 10%
Household income 13%
Unemployment 119%
IndexHoustonArkansasNational
Income per capita$26,766$23,401$29,829
Median household income$48,125$42,336$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,125$53,342$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$26,724$35,192
Median earnings male$25,125$31,526$36,919
Median earnings female$26,875$22,388$26,250
Unemployment rate10.2%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level14.1%18.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Houston is 10% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Houston is 13% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Houston is 119% 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
      $32,080$48,125$96,250
      City
      $28,221$42,336$84,672
      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 industry14.9%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector21.6%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%4.3%
      Wholesale & retail services29.7%37.0%
      Public administration13.5%17.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.8%0.0%
      Education, health & social services0.0%19.6%
      Other9.5%21.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Natural Steps, AR464$77,04539%
      Wooster, AR1,061$64,53117%
      Menifee, AR247$54,3752%
      Conway, AR64,184$47,19015%
      Oppelo, AR742$43,95821%
      Houston, AR311$48,12513%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Brookville, KS311$47,94613%
      Waveland, IN311$39,84428%
      Oliver, GA311$37,14333%
      Rattan, OK311$32,37541%
      Oilton, TX311$53,2504%
      Houston, AR311$48,12513%
      Source: The Houston, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).