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Affluent San Antonio neighbor named No. 7 richest county in Texas

Affluent San Antonio neighbor named No. 7 richest county in Texas

Boerne's Hill Country Mile
Boerne is the largest city in Kendall County. Photo by Snap Chic Photography

One San Antonio neighbor is listed among the richest counties in Texas, according to data analysis compiled by Stacker. The website compiled a list of the wealthiest counties in Texas based on median household income, and Kendall County nabbed the No. 7 spot at $84,747.

Rockwall County in the DFW area came out on top at $100,920 — the only county in Texas to break the $100,000 mark.

The continuing influx of people into Kendall County is helping drive up the median household income.

To come up with its list, Stacker used U.S. Census Bureau data from 2019 showing the five-year estimate for median household income in each of Texas’ 254 counties. Aside from Kendall County, four other counties in the San Antonio area made Stacker’s list of the 50 richest counties in Texas. The other counties, followed by their median household income, are:

San Antonio

  • No. 7 Kendall County, $84,747
  • No. 11 Comal County, $79,936
  • No. 16 Wilson County, $76,692
  • No. 21 Guadalupe County, $74,496
  • No. 46 Medina County, $62,599

By comparison, the median household income for all of the U.S. was $68,703.

Among the state’s four major metro areas, DFW dominated in terms of the number of rich counties in Texas’ top 50. It’s worth noting, though, that DFW has more counties (11) than any other metro in Texas.

Here’s how the state’s three other major metros fared in the Stacker rankings for highest median household income by county.

Austin

  • No. 5 Williamson County, $87,337
  • No. 18 Travis County, $75,887
  • No. 29 Hays County, $68,717
  • No. 36 Bastrop County, $64,597

Dallas-Fort Worth

  • No. 3 Collin County, $96,913
  • No. 6 Denton County, $86,913
  • No. 14 Parker County, $77,503
  • No. 15 Ellis County, $76,871
  • No. 26 Kaufman County, $70,107
  • No. 31 Tarrant County, $67,700
  • No. 38 Wise County, $64,536
  • No. 39 Johnson County, $64,359
  • No. 40 Hood County, $64,041

Houston

  • No. 2 Fort Bend County, $97,743
  • No. 4 Chambers County, $91,141
  • No. 9 Brazoria County, $81,447
  • No. 10 Montgomery County, $80,902
  • No. 22 Galveston County, $73,330
  • No. 34 Austin County, $66,206
  • No. 48 Harris County, $61,705