Shelby County ranked 194th in state for resident earnings in 2017


Shelby County ranked 194th among counties in Texas by annual earnings per resident, according to data obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau in August.

The median income of Shelby County residents was an inflation-adjusted $21,804 per year. Shelby County had 9,218 households in 2017, with a population of 25,689.

The county with the highest median resident income in the state was Collin County. Collin County's median income was $43,532 per year after adjusting for inflation – $21,728 more than Shelby County. It had 323,905 households in 2017 and a population of 914,075.

Hudspeth County had the lowest annual resident income among counties in Texas, with a median income of only $12,295 per year. That was $9,509 less than the median income in Shelby County at the time. Hudspeth County had 890 households in 2017 and a population of 3,702.

The table below shows the top 100 counties ranked by median annual resident earnings in 2017.

Top 100 counties by earnings per resident (2017)
Rank
County
Earnings per resident ($$$)
1
Collin County
43,532
2
Borden County
41,500
3
Rockwall County
41,313
4
Fort Bend County
39,923
5
Denton County
37,466
6
Williamson County
37,104
7
Brazoria County
36,909
8
Midland County
36,730
9
Travis County
35,509
10
Montgomery County
34,654
11
Chambers County
33,037
12
Carson County
32,909
13
Comal County
32,816
14
Roberts County
32,738
15
Randall County
32,520
16
Kendall County
32,371
17
Armstrong County
32,232
18
Sutton County
32,188
19
Parker County
31,653
20
Ellis County
31,614
21
Guadalupe County
31,477
22
Irion County
31,360
23
Wilson County
31,357
24
Tarrant County
31,272
25
Galveston County
31,170
26
Hartley County
31,076
27
Andrews County
30,834
28
Johnson County
30,642
29
Kaufman County
30,629
30
Lipscomb County
30,452
31
Archer County
30,400
32
Sterling County
30,370
33
Hemphill County
30,279
34
Austin County
30,186
35
Hood County
29,938
36
King County
29,904
37
Harris County
29,780
38
Reagan County
29,561
39
Hardin County
29,557
40
Moore County
29,452
41
Ector County
29,403
42
Cooke County
29,373
43
Ward County
29,316
44
Upton County
28,891
45
Orange County
28,787
46
Hays County
28,711
47
Kent County
28,611
48
Karnes County
28,500
49
Martin County
28,350
50
Dallas County
28,305
51
Bastrop County
28,222
52
Wise County
27,830
53
Lampasas County
27,667
54
Gaines County
27,579
55
Bell County
27,522
56
Fayette County
27,368
57
Calhoun County
27,337
58
Somervell County
27,255
59
Lee County
27,164
60
Loving County
27,083
61
Colorado County
27,064
62
Wheeler County
27,045
63
Jackson County
27,011
64
Crane County
26,955
65
Blanco County
26,912
66
Gillespie County
26,873
67
McMullen County
26,833
68
Winkler County
26,812
69
Burleson County
26,761
70
Victoria County
26,748
71
Fisher County
26,717
72
Crockett County
26,622
73
Briscoe County
26,486
74
Grayson County
26,299
75
Bexar County
26,270
76
Lavaca County
26,227
77
Childress County
26,218
78
Deaf Smith County
26,160
79
Oldham County
26,150
80
Grimes County
26,141
81
Sherman County
26,056
82
Montague County
26,050
83
Tom Green County
25,985
84
Liberty County
25,899
85
Hansford County
25,863
86
Dallam County
25,821
87
Jefferson County
25,780
88
San Patricio County
25,774
89
Burnet County
25,724
90
Scurry County
25,693
91
Nueces County
25,687
92
Harrison County
25,657
93
Bandera County
25,656
94
Schleicher County
25,641
95
Yoakum County
25,597
96
Washington County
25,570
97
Gray County
25,516
98
Young County
25,508
99
Parmer County
25,460
100
Coryell County
25,425
* All values are inflation-adjusted

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