In Texas, real median household income is up over pre-recession levels

According to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, real median household income in Texas was higher last year than it was before the Great Recession - one of only 13 states that can make the claim. When adjusted for inflation, annual income in Texas has grown by $1,291 since 2007 to $53,875 in 2014 - just above the U.S. median of $53,657. For the country as a whole, inflation-adjusted median household income fell by $3,700 - or 6.5 percent - from 2007 to 2014.