Community Data

Median Income

Quick Facts:

  • The median income for a household in Abilene in 2019 was just under $53,000. 
  • The median household income in the US in 2019 was roughly $65,700.

Why is Median Income Important?

This is a measure that divides the population into two equal groups: one group with an income above the median income amount, one group with an income below the median income amount. Median income helps to describe the economic well-being of individuals in a community. Income in a community is related to employment levels, education, health, and available opportunities in an area.

Median Income in Our Community

Darker colors on the interactive map indicates a higher median income. 

In 2010, the median income in Taylor County was $41,558. This increased by 2013 to $44,081 and by 2017 had increased to $50,338. In 2019, the median income for Taylor County was $54,465. The areas in Texas with the highest median income were counties where major metropolitan cities are located, like the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Austin, San Antonio, and Midland/Odessa. These counties are designated by the darkest color blue.

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