Income/capita 15%
Household income 14%
Unemployment 57%
Income per capita$25,339$31,118$29,829
Median household income$63,125$61,017$55,322
Median income owner occupied$66,250$72,470$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$38,152$35,192
Median earnings male$42,000$39,093$36,919
Median earnings female$27,188$30,154$26,250
Unemployment rate7.3%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level16.5%12.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Houston is 15% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Houston is 14% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Houston is 57% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Houston is 9% higher than the national average

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      Houston employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry18.1%2.4%
      Manufacturing sector4.8%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services17.1%30.1%
      Public administration6.7%10.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.5%1.2%
      Education, health & social services6.7%24.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Riverview, DE2,993$91,51065%
      Highland Acres, DE3,792$76,86439%
      Viola, DE185$66,50020%
      Camden, DE3,494$61,48011%
      Wyoming, DE1,575$61,40611%
      Houston, DE389$63,12514%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Grady, AR389$15,89371%
      Granville, PA389$41,87524%
      Bolton Landing, NY389$0100%
      New River, VA389$0100%
      Cove, AR389$36,84833%
      Houston, DE389$63,12514%
      Source: The Houston, DE employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).