Houston, TX Income and Economy

Houston Unemployment

Houston, TX unemployment information can be viewed in the table below. The city's unemployment rate is 8.0%. This rate is worse than the 7.9% national average.

Unemployment City State USA
Unemployment Rate
8.0%
7.0%
7.9%
National Average
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
18.4%
9.2%
10.5%
National Average
Black or African American
13.7%
11.8%
14.0%
National Average
American Indian and Alaska Native
10.5%
9.9%
13.9%
National Average
Hispanic
7.6%
7.9%
9.6%
National Average
White
6.0%
6.1%
6.8%
National Average
Two or more races
5.6%
9.7%
12.2%
National Average
Asian
5.3%
5.8%
6.4%
National Average

Houston Median Income by Race

The table below displays median income by race. Asian people make the most, with an average of $31,338 annually. The American Indian and Alaska Native segment is paid the least, getting $19,458 on average.

Race City State USA
Asian
$31,338
$33,157
$34,418
National Average
White
$29,865
$29,753
$31,133
National Average
Two or more races
$25,685
$23,506
$22,664
National Average
Black or African American
$23,534
$25,542
$25,062
National Average
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
$21,208
$26,768
$26,563
National Average
Hispanic
$20,134
$20,458
$21,505
National Average
American Indian and Alaska Native
$19,458
$22,226
$21,510
National Average

Houston Median Household Income by Age

The median income, by age, is shown in the table below. The age group with the highest income in Houston, TX is < 25.

Age City State USA
< 25
$25,369
$25,098
$26,465
National Average
25 - 44
$42,737
$52,319
$57,132
National Average
45 - 64
$53,330
$60,964
$63,398
National Average
> 64
$33,756
$33,888
$33,906
National Average

Houston Median Worker Income

Houston, TX individual median income data can be seen in the table below. The city average worker income is $25,915. This income level is worse than the $29,701 national average.

Worker Type City State USA
Male
$28,624
$32,261
$35,201
National Average
Female
$22,069
$22,120
$24,139
National Average
Median Household Income
$42,962
$49,646
$51,914
National Average

Houston Household Income Other than Earnings

The following table has data for Houston, TX household income, other than earnings. The highest other earnings is Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income, which is $23,298. City wide social security other income from social security averages $14,357.

Income Type City State USA
Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income
$23,298
$16,460
$15,308
National Average
Retirement Income
$21,783
$21,467
$21,489
National Average
Social Security Income
$14,357
$14,723
$15,495
National Average
Public Assistance Income
$2,694
$3,006
$3,553
National Average

Top Houston Occupations

The following table lists the most popular occupations for Houston, TX. Occupations are listed in order of the percent of population doing them.

Occupation City State USA
Sales and office occupations
23.8%
25.7%
25.4%
National Average
Service occupations
18.5%
16.9%
17.1%
National Average
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations
13.1%
11.6%
9.8%
National Average
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations
12.9%
12.1%
12.4%
National Average
Management, business, and financial occupations
12.4%
13.9%
14.3%
National Average
Education, legal, community service, arts, and media occupations
9.6%
10.2%
10.6%
National Average
Computer, engineering, and science occupations
5.8%
5.1%
5.2%
National Average
Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations
3.9%
4.5%
5.2%
National Average
Notes
  • City rating based on comparing Houston to other Texas cities.
  • State rating based on comparing Texas to other U.S. states.
  • All ratings are segmented into quintiles (very low, low, average, high, very high).
  • Data provided by the 2010 U.S. Census.
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