- 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.
Click for Data Sources
- County Health Rankings. Texas Data Downloads: 2011 to 2021. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Accessed February 17, 2022 from https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/texas/2022/downloads
- United States Census Bureau. Table S1901: Income in the Past 12 Months (In 2020 Inflation-Adjusted Dollars). Accessed March 10, 2022 from https://data.census.gov/cedsci/table?q=United%20States&t=Income%20%28Households,%20Families,%20Individuals%29