Texas’s Richest and Poorest Places


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

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