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Income/capita 47%
Household income 29%
Unemployment 30%
IndexLaredoTexasNational
Income per capita$15,956$27,828$29,829
Median household income$39,548$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$52,692$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,867$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$27,354$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$18,237$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate3.3%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level31.3%16.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Laredo is 47% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Laredo is 29% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Laredo is 30% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Laredo is 107% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $26,362$39,548$79,096
      City
      $36,481$54,727$109,454
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Laredo median earnings by income bracket

      Laredo employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.4%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector2.3%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services2.0%3.8%
      Wholesale & retail services16.0%15.5%
      Public administration9.0%4.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities19.2%8.2%
      Education, health & social services11.7%42.8%
      Other29.4%22.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Tanquecitos South Acres, TX144$97,79477%
      Ranchos Penitas West, TX1,045$32,22242%
      Rio Bravo, TX4,842$27,79550%
      Ranchitos East, TX343$25,12555%
      La Presa, TX302$23,45258%
      Laredo, TX251,671$39,54829%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Durham, NC251,761$52,1156%
      St. Petersburg, FL253,585$48,18313%
      Irvine, CA246,992$93,82370%
      Madison, WI246,034$56,4642%
      Norfolk, VA245,724$45,26818%
      Laredo, TX251,671$39,54829%
      Source: The Laredo, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).