Income/capita 49%
Household income 24%
Unemployment 11%
IndexSouth HoustonTexasNational
Income per capita$15,157$27,828$29,829
Median household income$42,016$54,727$55,322
Median income owner occupied$49,427$70,980$70,586
Median income renter occupied$33,300$36,330$35,192
Median earnings male$27,285$36,153$36,919
Median earnings female$15,331$25,035$26,250
Unemployment rate5.2%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level23.7%16.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in South Houston is 49% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in South Houston is 24% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in South Houston is 11% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in South Houston is 57% higher than the national average

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      South Houston employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry29.9%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector17.0%1.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.6%6.3%
      Wholesale & retail services13.1%21.6%
      Public administration1.6%3.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.6%2.6%
      Education, health & social services2.6%23.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      West University Place, TX15,318$220,868299%
      Bellaire, TX18,140$187,805239%
      Southside Place, TX1,746$153,250177%
      Taylor Lake Village, TX3,662$126,250128%
      Shoreacres, TX1,759$103,81688%
      South Houston, TX17,474$42,01624%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Happy Valley, OR17,474$106,19792%
      Greenfield Town, MA17,477$48,72412%
      Lindenwold, NJ17,482$38,91830%
      Jenison, MI17,461$59,6408%
      Tallmadge, OH17,488$59,8638%
      South Houston, TX17,474$42,01624%
      Source: The South Houston, TX employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).