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Income/capita 180%
Household income 138%
Unemployment 34%
IndexRiceHoustonTexas
Income per capita$83,381$29,224$27,828
Median household income$131,929$47,010$54,727
Median income owner occupied$0$71,418$70,980
Median income renter occupied$0$35,250$36,330
Median earnings male$100,980$31,458$36,153
Median earnings female$60,426$23,896$25,035
Unemployment rate3.1%5.0%4.1%
Poverty leveln/a21.9%16.7%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Rice is 180% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Rice is 138% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Rice is 34% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Rice is equal to the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $31,336$47,010$94,020
      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.

      Rice median earnings by income bracket

      Rice employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry1.9%1.4%
      Manufacturing sector6.2%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services8.1%2.5%
      Wholesale & retail services8.2%6.1%
      Public administration1.5%1.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.1%3.1%
      Education, health & social services38.3%47.1%
      Other31.7%34.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hunters Creek Village, TX4,688$250,001352%
      Piney Point Village, TX3,312$250,001352%
      Bunker Hill Village, TX3,909$221,824301%
      West University Place, TX15,318$220,868299%
      Bellaire, TX18,140$187,805239%
      Houston, TX2,240,582$47,01015%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Chicago, IL2,714,017$50,4349%
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,938$39,77028%
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,324$49,32811%
      San Antonio, TX1,439,358$48,18313%
      San Diego, CA1,374,812$68,11723%
      Houston, TX2,240,582$47,01015%
      Source: The Rice, Houston, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).