Mar 29, 2022 - News

Texas median household income is almost $64k

Percentage change in median household income in Texas
Data: American Community Survey; Map: Jared Whalen/Axios

Median household income in Texas has increased by 5% since 2015.

Why it matters: Skyrocketing housing costs and inflation are putting pressure on people’s salaries and, despite this uptick, income increases haven’t kept pace.

The big picture: The second half of the last decade was the final stretch of the longest expansion in the history of U.S. economic cycles.

Details: In 2015, the median income was $60,771 in 2020 dollars. Five years later, that income rose to just $63,826.

Yes, but: Half the population is living off paychecks well below that yearly total.

By the numbers: The average household income increased the most in Dallas County but is still well below the other three major counties in North Texas.

  • Collin County increased 18.7% from $85,000 in 2015 to $101,000 in 2020.
  • Dallas County increased 23.1% from $50,000 to $62,000.
  • Denton County increased 20.4% from $75,000 to $90,000.
  • Tarrant County increased 19.7% from $59,000 to $70,000.
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