Highest-earning counties in Texas

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September 9, 2021
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Highest-earning counties in Texas

The 2019 median household income in the U.S. was $68,703, up 6.8% from 2018. COVID-19 in 2020 drastically altered income and poverty levels, along with consumer habits and job opportunities.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning counties in Texas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by 2019 5-year estimate median household income. Keep reading to discover which counties in your state rake in the most cash.

Data shows that annual income depends heavily on an individual’s educational attainment, race, ethnicity, gender, and even location. One cluster of the United States is particularly well off: The five counties with the highest median household income in the country can all be found in the Washington D.C. metropolitan areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia. These counties can likely attribute their wealth to their proximity to Washington D.C., which attracts highly educated and skilled people in areas of law and public policy. And people in those fields often marry each other, making two high-earning households one very high-earning household.

Keep reading to learn more about the highest-earning counties in Texas.

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#50. Goliad County

- Median household income: $60,690
--- 1.9% below state median, 3.4% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 26.6%
--- #613 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 17.4%
--- #478 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#49. Lampasas County

- Median household income: $60,772
--- 1.8% below state median, 3.3% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 27.7%
--- #530 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.4%
--- #1,923 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#48. Harris County

- Median household income: $61,705
--- 0.3% below state median, 1.8% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 29.7%
--- #429 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.8%
--- #2,090 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#47. McMullen County

- Median household income: $62,000
--- 0.2% above state median, 1.3% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 30.8%
--- #373 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 17.4%
--- #478 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#46. Medina County

- Median household income: $62,599
--- 1.2% above state median, 0.4% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 29.5%
--- #443 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.3%
--- #1,645 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#45. Jackson County

- Median household income: $62,806
--- 1.5% above state median, 0.1% below national median
- Households earning over $100k: 24.1%
--- #819 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.6%
--- #1,566 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#44. Ector County

- Median household income: $62,973
--- 1.8% above state median, 0.2% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 27.8%
--- #522 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.7%
--- #2,395 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#43. Ward County

- Median household income: $62,986
--- 1.8% above state median, 0.2% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 23.2%
--- #930 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.7%
--- #1,537 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#42. Gaines County

- Median household income: $63,054
--- 1.9% above state median, 0.3% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 25.7%
--- #679 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.8%
--- #1,263 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#41. Archer County

- Median household income: $63,835
--- 3.2% above state median, 1.6% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 29.4%
--- #448 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.7%
--- #1,834 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#40. Hood County

- Median household income: $64,041
--- 3.5% above state median, 1.9% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 31.2%
--- #364 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.4%
--- #2,479 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#39. Johnson County

- Median household income: $64,359
--- 4.0% above state median, 2.4% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 28.1%
--- #510 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.1%
--- #2,771 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#38. Wise County

- Median household income: $64,536
--- 4.3% above state median, 2.7% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 28.8%
--- #473 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.1%
--- #2,551 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#37. Oldham County

- Median household income: $64,545
--- 4.3% above state median, 2.7% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 24.0%
--- #829 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.2%
--- #2,918 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#36. Bastrop County

- Median household income: $64,597
--- 4.4% above state median, 2.8% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 30.3%
--- #401 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.5%
--- #2,191 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#35. Crane County

- Median household income: $65,969
--- 6.6% above state median, 5.0% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 32.1%
--- #326 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.2%
--- #2,525 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#34. Austin County

- Median household income: $66,206
--- 7.0% above state median, 5.4% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 30.8%
--- #372 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.8%
--- #2,374 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#33. Blanco County

- Median household income: $66,390
--- 7.3% above state median, 5.6% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 30.2%
--- #407 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.4%
--- #2,717 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#32. Martin County

- Median household income: $66,610
--- 7.7% above state median, 6.0% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 33.0%
--- #296 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 3.9%
--- #3,118 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#31. Tarrant County

- Median household income: $67,700
--- 9.4% above state median, 7.7% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 31.8%
--- #342 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.9%
--- #2,624 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#30. Randall County

- Median household income: $68,261
--- 10.3% above state median, 8.6% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 30.3%
--- #401 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.4%
--- #2,893 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#29. Hays County

- Median household income: $68,717
--- 11.1% above state median, 9.3% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 31.4%
--- #356 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.8%
--- #2,374 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#28. Roberts County

- Median household income: $68,750
--- 11.1% above state median, 9.4% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 33.6%
--- #281 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.4%
--- #3,003 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#27. Yoakum County

- Median household income: $70,005
--- 13.1% above state median, 11.4% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 27.6%
--- #538 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.5%
--- #2,191 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#26. Kaufman County

- Median household income: $70,107
--- 13.3% above state median, 11.6% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 34.3%
--- #265 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.8%
--- #2,630 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#25. Hemphill County

- Median household income: $70,625
--- 14.1% above state median, 12.4% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 37.1%
--- #200 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.3%
--- #2,909 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#24. Borden County

- Median household income: $72,188
--- 16.7% above state median, 14.9% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 35.6%
--- #230 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.5%
--- #2,693 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#23. Armstrong County

- Median household income: $72,500
--- 17.2% above state median, 15.4% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 31.7%
--- #344 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.1%
--- #1,713 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#22. Galveston County

- Median household income: $73,330
--- 18.5% above state median, 16.7% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 37.5%
--- #193 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.0%
--- #2,336 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#21. Guadalupe County

- Median household income: $74,496
--- 20.4% above state median, 18.5% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 33.9%
--- #273 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.0%
--- #2,788 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#20. Reagan County

- Median household income: $74,868
--- 21.0% above state median, 19.1% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 30.5%
--- #387 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.7%
--- #3,064 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#19. Carson County

- Median household income: $74,872
--- 21.0% above state median, 19.1% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 36.0%
--- #222 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.9%
--- #2,803 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#18. Travis County

- Median household income: $75,887
--- 22.6% above state median, 20.8% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 38.0%
--- #186 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.8%
--- #2,630 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#17. Andrews County

- Median household income: $76,158
--- 23.1% above state median, 21.2% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 33.6%
--- #281 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.3%
--- #2,502 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#16. Wilson County

- Median household income: $76,692
--- 23.9% above state median, 22.0% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 37.3%
--- #196 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.9%
--- #2,803 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#15. Ellis County

- Median household income: $76,871
--- 24.2% above state median, 22.3% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 36.3%
--- #215 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.5%
--- #2,883 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#14. Parker County

- Median household income: $77,503
--- 25.3% above state median, 23.3% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 39.0%
--- #167 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.9%
--- #2,803 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#13. Glasscock County

- Median household income: $78,456
--- 26.8% above state median, 24.8% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 38.4%
--- #178 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.4%
--- #2,717 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#12. Midland County

- Median household income: $79,421
--- 28.4% above state median, 26.4% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 38.9%
--- #170 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.9%
--- #2,803 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#11. Comal County

- Median household income: $79,936
--- 29.2% above state median, 27.2% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 38.1%
--- #183 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.2%
--- #2,931 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#10. Montgomery County

- Median household income: $80,902
--- 30.8% above state median, 28.7% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 41.3%
--- #121 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.2%
--- #2,918 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#9. Brazoria County

- Median household income: $81,447
--- 31.6% above state median, 29.6% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 39.4%
--- #157 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.0%
--- #2,788 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#8. Loving County

- Median household income: $83,750
--- 35.4% above state median, 33.3% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 46.6%
--- #61 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.0%
--- #2,044 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#7. Kendall County

- Median household income: $84,747
--- 37.0% above state median, 34.9% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 43.3%
--- #90 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.4%
--- #3,087 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#6. Denton County

- Median household income: $86,913
--- 40.5% above state median, 38.3% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 43.7%
--- #86 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.3%
--- #3,017 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#5. Williamson County

- Median household income: $87,337
--- 41.2% above state median, 39.0% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 42.7%
--- #101 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.2%
--- #3,102 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#4. Chambers County

- Median household income: $91,141
--- 47.3% above state median, 45.0% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 43.9%
--- #83 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.0%
--- #2,578 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#3. Collin County

- Median household income: $96,913
--- 56.6% above state median, 54.2% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 48.7%
--- #48 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.7%
--- #3,064 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#2. Fort Bend County

- Median household income: $97,743
--- 58.0% above state median, 55.5% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 49.2%
--- #44 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.9%
--- #3,043 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#1. Rockwall County

- Median household income: $100,920
--- 63.1% above state median, 60.6% above national median
- Households earning over $100k: 50.5%
--- #32 highest rate among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 3.6%
--- #3,131 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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