Appalachia employment information

IndexAppalachiaVirginiaNational
Income per capita$16,028$33,958$28,555
Median household income$29,769$64,792$53,482
Median income owner occupied$41,429$80,325$68,142
Median income renter occupied$15,809$41,321$33,219
Median earnings male$28,099$41,629$36,116
Median earnings female$13,462$28,890$25,692
Unemployment rate10.9%4.5%5.8%
Poverty level32.7%11.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Appalachia is 44% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Appalachia is 44% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Appalachia is 87% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Appalachia is 110% higher than the national average.

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Appalachia median earnings by income bracket

Appalachia employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry17.0%0.0%
Manufacturing sector6.9%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services14.6%16.7%
Public administration10.9%2.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.6%2.0%
Education, health & social services19.4%45.3%
Other29.6%31.0%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Wise, VA3,204$48,29910%
Dryden, VA1,252$40,08125%
Benham, KY533$38,33328%
Duffield, VA139$37,91729%
Big Stone Gap, VA5,559$37,16531%
Appalachia, VA1,732$29,76944%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Avis, PA1,732$40,22725%
Hinsdale, NH1,732$30,38543%
Stanfield, NC1,732$67,12526%
Curtice, OH1,732$71,60734%
Pocahontas, IA1,732$41,47722%
Appalachia, VA1,732$29,76944%
Source: The Appalachia, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.