Department of Numbers

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 $55,910 in 2012, the latest figures available. Houston median household income is $5,170 higher than the median Texas household income and $4,539 greater than the US median household income. 2013 metro income data (including Houston median household income) will be released in September of 2014. Median family and per capita income for Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown are shown below.

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Median Household Income for Houston Texas

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $51,371 -0.36% -4.44%
Texas $50,740 +0.63% -1.78%
Houston $55,910 -0.25% -3.54%

Trends in Houston, TX Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Houston is $55,910. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $59,986 and is now $4,076 (6.79%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Houston, Texas, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Houston

Date US Texas Houston
2012 $51,371 $50,740 $55,910
2011 $51,557 $50,424 $56,048
2010 $52,703 $51,196 $56,806
2009 $53,760 $51,660 $57,962
2008 $55,484 $53,367 $59,986
2007 $56,189 $52,654 $58,678
2006 $55,176 $51,157 $57,225
2005 $54,387 $49,561 $54,932

Houston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Houston was $65,854 in 2012. Compared to the median Texas family income, Houston median family income is $6,089 higher. As with the median household income data, 2013 family income data for Houston will be released in September of 2014.

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Median Family Income for Houston Texas

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $62,527 -0.34% -4.37%
Texas $59,765 +0.91% -1.37%
Houston $65,854 +0.70% -1.77%

Trends in Houston, TX Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Houston is $65,854. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $69,871 and is now $4,017 (5.75%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Houston, Texas, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Houston

Date US Texas Houston
2012 $62,527 $59,765 $65,854
2011 $62,739 $59,228 $65,395
2010 $63,827 $59,579 $65,594
2009 $65,387 $60,596 $67,042
2008 $67,574 $62,668 $69,871
2007 $67,742 $61,728 $68,169
2006 $66,650 $59,622 $66,285
2005 $65,666 $58,535 $63,654

Houston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Houston was $28,269 in 2012. Compared to the median Texas per capita income, Houston median per capita income is $2,910 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2013 per capita income data for Houston will be released in September of 2014.

Show dollars as: Nominal Real

Real Per Capita Income for Houston Texas

2012 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $27,319 +0.19% -3.36%
Texas $25,359 +0.64% -1.61%
Houston $28,269 +0.54% -2.44%

Trends in Houston, TX Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Houston is $28,269. Real per capita income peaked in 2008 at $30,167 and is now $1,898 (6.29%) lower. From a post peak low of $27,844 in 2010, real per capita income for Houston has now grown by $425 (1.53%).

Real Per Capita Income: Houston, Texas, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Houston

Date US Texas Houston
2012 $27,319 $25,359 $28,269
2011 $27,266 $25,198 $28,117
2010 $27,443 $25,130 $27,844
2009 $28,270 $25,774 $28,975
2008 $29,421 $26,763 $30,167
2007 $29,554 $26,509 $29,564
2006 $28,774 $25,624 $28,376
2005 $29,445 $26,129 $28,779