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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 $61,465 in 2015, the latest figures available. Houston median household income is $5,812 higher than the median Texas household income and $5,690 greater than the US median household income. 2016 metro income data (including Houston median household income) will be released in September of 2017. 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

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $55,775 +3.83% +5.17%
Texas $55,653 +4.82% +6.25%
Houston $61,465 +2.20% +6.49%

Trends in Houston, TX Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Houston is $61,465. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $61,923 and is now $458 (0.74%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Houston, Texas, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Houston

Date US Texas Houston
2015 $55,775 $55,653 $61,465
2014 $53,719 $53,096 $60,141
2013 $53,166 $52,611 $58,372
2012 $53,031 $52,380 $57,717
2011 $53,223 $52,053 $57,859
2010 $54,405 $52,849 $58,640
2009 $55,478 $53,311 $59,814
2008 $57,276 $55,090 $61,923
2007 $58,003 $54,354 $60,572
2006 $56,957 $52,808 $59,072
2005 $56,122 $51,142 $56,684

Houston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Houston was $71,729 in 2015. Compared to the median Texas family income, Houston median family income is $6,413 higher. As with the median household income data, 2016 family income data for Houston will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Median Family Income for Houston Texas

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $68,260 +3.45% +5.75%
Texas $65,316 +3.84% +5.87%
Houston $71,729 +1.88% +5.51%

Trends in Houston, TX Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Houston is $71,729. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $72,128 and is now $399 (0.55%) lower.

Real Median Family Income: Houston, Texas, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Houston

Date US Texas Houston
2015 $68,260 $65,316 $71,729
2014 $65,986 $62,903 $70,404
2013 $65,153 $62,282 $67,459
2012 $64,548 $61,697 $67,983
2011 $64,766 $61,142 $67,509
2010 $65,888 $61,503 $67,712
2009 $67,476 $62,533 $69,184
2008 $69,756 $64,691 $72,128
2007 $69,929 $63,721 $70,369
2006 $68,801 $61,546 $68,424
2005 $67,761 $60,403 $65,684

Houston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Houston was $31,668 in 2015. Compared to the median Texas per capita income, Houston median per capita income is $3,458 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2016 per capita income data for Houston will be released in September of 2017.

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Real Per Capita Income for Houston Texas

2015 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $29,979 +3.65% +6.30%
Texas $28,210 +3.88% +7.76%
Houston $31,668 +3.07% +8.52%

Trends in Houston, TX Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $31,668, the per capita income for Houston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2015.

Real Per Capita Income: Houston, Texas, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Houston

Date US Texas Houston
2015 $29,979 $28,210 $31,668
2014 $28,922 $27,156 $30,724
2013 $28,678 $26,789 $29,724
2012 $28,202 $26,179 $29,183
2011 $28,147 $26,012 $29,026
2010 $28,329 $25,941 $28,743
2009 $29,174 $26,598 $29,901
2008 $30,371 $27,627 $31,141
2007 $30,508 $27,364 $30,518
2006 $29,703 $26,451 $29,291
2005 $30,384 $26,963 $29,697