The median income in Houston is $61,550, with 12.3 percent of income is spent on a monthly mortgage payments. Renters spend a whopping 30.6 percent on monthly housing costs.

Zillow breaks down how incomes and affordability match up in Houston.

Houston metro highlights:

  • The median income is $61,550.
  • 12.3 percent of income is spent on a monthly mortgage payment, and 30.6 percent is spent on rent.
  • A 20 percent down payment on a median-valued home in Houston, TX would require a potential buyer to have saved $33,400.
  • The ZHVI (Zillow Home Value Index) rose by 8.9 percent over the past year, to $167,000.

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