The map below shows median household income in Harris County by area. Areas in the top 1% of earnings are in purple, high-earning areas are in green, and low-earning areas are in red.

Harris County, TX map of rich and poor neighborhoods by household income

Household Income Key

Top 1%


The median household income in Harris County is $73,230. This means Harris County income is much higher than the median income in the United States, with county household incomes in the 89th percentile. Education is usually most correlated with income, and in Harris County 29% of adults have bachelor’s degrees or higher versus 31% nationwide. 10% of counties might have higher incomes, and 88% of locations would have lower household income. Compared to nearby counties family and household incomes are lower. Median income ranges from a low of $2,611 to a high of $261,251 in some neighborhoods.

Higher income areas are typically found in the west parts of the county, and lower income areas are in the southwest areas.

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