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Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Texas Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown Texas metro area was $61,708 in 2016, the latest figures available. Houston median household income is $5,143 higher than the median Texas household income and $4,091 greater than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Houston median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Houston Texas

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
Texas $56,565 +0.37% +6.17%
Houston $61,708 -0.86% +4.40%

Trends in Houston, TX Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Houston is $61,708. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $62,706 and is now $998 (1.59%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Houston, Texas, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Houston

Date US Texas Houston
2016 $57,617 $56,565 $61,708
2015 $56,480 $56,356 $62,242
2014 $54,398 $53,767 $60,902
2013 $53,838 $53,276 $59,110
2012 $53,701 $53,041 $58,446
2011 $53,879 $52,695 $58,572
2010 $55,093 $53,517 $59,382
2009 $56,180 $53,985 $60,570
2008 $58,000 $55,786 $62,706
2007 $58,736 $55,041 $61,338
2006 $57,677 $53,476 $59,818
2005 $56,832 $51,789 $57,401

Houston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Houston was $72,548 in 2016. Compared to the median Texas family income, Houston median family income is $5,523 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Houston will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Houston Texas

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
Texas $67,025 +1.34% +6.27%
Houston $72,548 -0.12% +6.20%

Trends in Houston, TX Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Houston is $72,548. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $73,039 and is now $491 (0.67%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Houston, Texas, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Houston

Date US Texas Houston
2016 $71,062 $67,025 $72,548
2015 $69,122 $66,141 $72,635
2014 $66,820 $63,698 $71,294
2013 $65,977 $63,069 $68,311
2012 $65,363 $62,476 $68,841
2011 $65,564 $61,895 $68,340
2010 $66,721 $62,280 $68,568
2009 $68,329 $63,323 $70,059
2008 $70,638 $65,509 $73,039
2007 $70,813 $64,526 $71,259
2006 $69,670 $62,324 $69,289
2005 $68,618 $61,166 $66,515

Houston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Houston was $31,863 in 2016. Compared to the median Texas per capita income, Houston median per capita income is $3,149 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Houston will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Houston Texas

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
Texas $28,714 +0.52% +5.85%
Houston $31,863 -0.64% +5.86%

Trends in Houston, TX Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Houston is $31,863. Real per capita income peaked in 2015 at $32,068 and is now $205 (0.64%) lower.

Real Per Capita Income: Houston, Texas, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Houston

Date US Texas Houston
2016 $31,128 $28,714 $31,863
2015 $30,358 $28,566 $32,068
2014 $29,288 $27,500 $31,113
2013 $29,041 $27,127 $30,100
2012 $28,558 $26,509 $29,551
2011 $28,494 $26,332 $29,384
2010 $28,687 $26,269 $29,106
2009 $29,542 $26,934 $30,278
2008 $30,755 $27,976 $31,534
2007 $30,894 $27,710 $30,904
2006 $30,078 $26,785 $29,661
2005 $30,768 $27,304 $30,073