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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 $63,802 in 2017, the latest figures available. Houston median household income is $4,596 higher than the median Texas household income and $3,466 greater than the US median household income. 2018 metro income data (including Houston median household income) will be released in September of 2019. 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

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
Texas $59,206 +2.46% +7.71%
Houston $63,802 +1.22% +2.47%

Trends in Houston, TX Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Houston is $63,802. Real median household income peaked in 2008 at $64,199 and is now $397 (0.62%) lower.

Real Median Household Income: Houston, Texas, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Houston

Date US Texas Houston
2017 $60,336 $59,206 $63,802
2016 $58,856 $57,782 $63,035
2015 $57,709 $57,583 $63,597
2014 $55,613 $54,968 $62,262
2013 $55,072 $54,496 $60,464
2012 $54,948 $54,273 $59,803
2011 $55,162 $53,950 $59,967
2010 $56,388 $54,775 $60,777
2009 $57,519 $55,271 $62,014
2008 $59,382 $57,115 $64,199
2007 $60,135 $56,352 $62,799
2006 $59,051 $54,750 $61,243

Houston Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Houston was $75,377 in 2017. Compared to the median Texas family income, Houston median family income is $5,241 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Houston will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Houston Texas

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
Texas $70,136 +2.44% +7.70%
Houston $75,377 +1.71% +3.42%

Trends in Houston, TX Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $75,377, the median family income for Houston was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Median Family Income: Houston, Texas, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Houston

Date US Texas Houston
2017 $73,891 $70,136 $75,377
2016 $72,591 $68,467 $74,109
2015 $70,627 $67,581 $74,217
2014 $68,313 $65,120 $72,887
2013 $67,488 $64,514 $69,876
2012 $66,880 $63,926 $70,439
2011 $67,126 $63,370 $69,968
2010 $68,289 $63,744 $70,180
2009 $69,958 $64,832 $71,728
2008 $72,321 $67,070 $74,780
2007 $72,500 $66,063 $72,956
2006 $71,330 $63,809 $70,940

Houston Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Houston was $32,441 in 2017. Compared to the median Texas per capita income, Houston median per capita income is $2,916 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Houston will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Houston Texas

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
Texas $29,525 +0.66% +5.02%
Houston $32,441 -0.33% +1.99%

Trends in Houston, TX Real Per Capita Income since 2005

The current per capita income for Houston is $32,441. Real per capita income peaked in 2015 at $32,766 and is now $325 (0.99%) lower.

Real Per Capita Income: Houston, Texas, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Houston

Date US Texas Houston
2017 $32,397 $29,525 $32,441
2016 $31,798 $29,332 $32,548
2015 $31,019 $29,188 $32,766
2014 $29,942 $28,114 $31,808
2013 $29,706 $27,749 $30,790
2012 $29,221 $27,125 $30,237
2011 $29,173 $26,960 $30,084
2010 $29,361 $26,887 $29,790
2009 $30,246 $27,576 $31,000
2008 $31,488 $28,643 $32,286
2007 $31,629 $28,370 $31,640
2006 $30,795 $27,424 $30,368