Median family income is a key measure of the current economic well-being of a household and a community. Neighborhoods with higher median household incomes are likely to have more educated residents and lower unemployment rates. These communities also have higher home values and their residents enjoy more disposable income. Service providers and retailers look at income levels to help them locate their services. According to the Census Bureau, the federal poverty threshold for a family of four was $22,350 in the lower 48 states. The median household income in Montgomery County was $43,401 in 2015.