Employment Income
Texas Metro and Regional Area Per Capita Income*
Per Capita Income chart. long description of chart

Incomes everywhere in Texas today are higher than they were three decades ago. But workers in the biggest cities--Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, Austin--generally earn the highest incomes, exceeding state and, for some, national averages. Even the 1980s oil industry bust and the post-2000 high-tech downturn did not reduce incomes in the hard-hit richest cities to the level of San Antonio. Incomes in other parts of Texas, especially poor El Paso and the impoverished Border, are far lower.

Source: BEA. (full source, footnote)