Texas’s Richest and Poorest Places

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On July 1, 2015, we updated the demographic data in the Texas HomeTownLocator Gazetteer with new estimates for 1,752 Texas places including 1,214 incorporated places (956 cities, 234 towns and 24 villages) and 538 census designated places (CDPs). See Gazetteer References & Data Sources for methodology.

There is population, housing and income data for the current year and forecasted growth rates for the next five years. Using a simple online data comparison tool, we’ve identified Texas’s richest and poorest places using the July 1, 2015 estimates of Average Household Income.

The City of Hunters Creek Village in Harris County has the highest Average Household Income in Texas with an average estimated to be $304,401. The Hunters Creek Village has a total population of 4,740 and 1,563 households. Average household size is 3.03 people. The vast majority of housing is Owner Occupied (93.3%) with just 3.0% of the housing units identified as vacant. Average Home Value in the Hunters Creek Village is $1,180,238.

The North Escobares Census Designated Place (CDP) in Starr County has the lowest Average Household Income in Texas with the average estimated to be $19,620. The North Escobares CDP has a population of 145 with just 40 households. Average household size is 3.63. Owners occupy 49.0% of the housing units; renters occupy 27.5% while 21.6% of the housing units are vacant. Average Home Value in the North Escobares CDP is $90,625.

See links below for more data about Texas places and ZIP Codes:

  1. Top-Twenty Richest Texas Places
  2. Twenty of the Poorest Texas Places
  3. Top-Twenty Richest Texas ZIP Codes
  4. Twenty of the Poorest Texas ZIP Codes

Florida’s Richest and Poorest Places

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On July 1, 2015, we updated the demographic data in the Florida HomeTownLocator Gazetteer with new estimates for 920 Florida places including 411 incorporated places (268 cities, 124 towns and 19 villages) and 509 census designated places (CDPs). See Gazetteer References & Data Sources for methodology.

There is population, housing and income data for the current year and forecasted growth rates for the next five years. Using a simple online data comparison tool, we’ve identified Florida’s richest and poorest places using the July 1, 2015 estimates of Average Household Income.

The North Key Largo Census Designated Place (CDP) in Monroe County has the highest Average Household Income in Florida with an average estimated to be $230,492. North Key Largo CDP has a total population of 1,252 and 561 households. Average household size is 1.88 people. The vast majority of housing units are vacant (67.2%) with Owner Occupied Housing Units of 29.4% and just 3.3% of the housing units identified occupied by renters. Average Home Value in the North Key Largo CDP is $981,337.

The Homestead Base Census Designated Place (CDP) in Miami-Dade County has the lowest Average Household Income in Florida. However, the Homestead Air Reserve Base is a military facility with unmarried members of the service living in barracks and many married members of the service living in on-base supplied family housing. These “special-case” factors make meaningful comparisons of average household income levels too complex for this study, so we’ll ignore this case and focus attention on the City of Opa-Locka.

The City of Opa-Locka in Miami-Dade County has the second lowest Average Household Income of any of the incorporated or census designated places in Florida with $28,202. Opa-Locka has a total population of 15,882 and 5,264 households. Average household size is 3.0 people. The vast majority of housing units are renter occupied (57.8%) with 27.3% owner occupied units and 14.9% of the housing units vacant. Average home value in Opa-Loka is $143,565.

See links below for more data about Florida places and ZIP Codes:

  1. Top-Twenty Richest Florida Places
  2. Twenty of the Poorest Florida Places
  3. Top-Twenty Richest Florida ZIP Codes
  4. Twenty of the Poorest Florida ZIP Codes

Pennsylvania’s Richest and Poorest Places

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On July 1, 2015, we updated the demographic data in the Pennsylvania HomeTownLocator Gazetteer with new estimates for 1,764 Pennsylvania places including 1,015 incorporated places (954 boroughs, 57 cities, 3 municipalities and 1 town) and 749 census designated places (CDPs). See Gazetteer References & Data Sources for methodology.

There is population, housing and income data for the current year and forecasted growth rates for the next five years. Using a simple online data comparison tool, we’ve identified Pennsylvania’s richest and poorest places using the July 1, 2015 estimates of Average Household Income.

The Borough of Fox Chapel in Allegheny County has the highest Average Household Income in Pennsylvania with an average estimated to be $247,926. The Borough of Fox Chapel has a total population of 5,365 and 2,087 households. Average household size is 2.57 people. The vast majority of housing is Owner Occupied (79.2%) with just 5.1% of the housing units identified as vacant. Average Home Value in the Borough of Fox Chapel is $822,042.

The Borough of Wheatland in Mercer County has the lowest Average Household Income in Pennsylvania with the average estimated to be $28,531. The Borough of Wheatland has a population of 620 with 312 households. Average household size is 1.99. Owners occupy 54.2% of the housing units; renters occupy 31.2% while 14.5% of the housing units are vacant. Average Home Value in the Borough of Wheatland is $63,384.

See links below for more data about Pennsylvania places and ZIP Codes:

  1. Top-Twenty Richest Pennsylvania Places
  2. Twenty of the Poorest Pennsylvania Places
  3. Top-Twenty Richest Pennsylvania ZIP Codes
  4. Twenty of the Poorest Pennsylvania ZIP Codes

California’s Richest and Poorest Places

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On July 1, 2015, we updated the demographic data in the California HomeTownLocator Gazetteer with new estimates for 1,523 California places including 480 incorporated places (459 cities and 21 towns) and 1,043 census designated places (CDPs). See Gazetteer Resources & Data Sources for methodology.

There is population, housing and income data for the current year and forecasted growth rates for the next five years. Using a simple online data comparison tool, we’ve identified California’s richest and poorest places using the July 1, 2015 estimates of Average Household Income.

The City of Hidden Hills in Los Angeles County has the highest Average Household Income in California with an average estimated to be $310,676. The City of Hidden Hills has a total population of 1,888 and 603 households. Average household size is 3.13 people. The vast majority of housing is Owner Occupied (87.8%) with just 4.4% of the housing units identified as vacant. Average Home Value in the City of Hidden Hills is $1,150,180.

Winterhaven Census Designated Place (CDP) in Imperial County has the lowest Average Household Income in California with the average estimated to be $22,582. The Winterhaven CDP has a population of 404 with 155 households. Average household size is 2.61. Owners occupy 47.4% of the housing units; renters occupy 33.3% while 19.3% of the housing units are vacant. Average Home Value in Winterhaven CDP is $188,687.

See links below for more data about California places and ZIP Codes:

  1. Top-Twenty Richest California Places
  2. Twenty of the Poorest California Places
  3. Top-Twenty Richest California ZIP Codes
  4. Twenty of the Poorest California ZIP Codes

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We plan to begin blogging by publishing a series of posts on the richest and poorest places in the largest ten or twelve states. Based on July 1, 2015 updated demographic data that includes estimates of Average Household Income, we’ll identify the top-twenty richest places as well as the twenty poorest places in most populated states . Once you’ve observed how our online data comparison tool works, you’ll be able to do the same analysis for any state.