Asheville employment information

IndexAshevilleNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$28,106$25,608$28,555
Median household income$44,077$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$60,649$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$31,847$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$28,543$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$24,477$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate5.0%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level18.2%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Asheville is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Asheville is 18% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Asheville is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Asheville is 16% higher than the national average.

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Asheville median earnings by income bracket

Asheville employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.8%1.3%
Manufacturing sector13.1%0.9%
Financial & insurance services2.8%2.6%
Wholesale & retail services14.5%12.3%
Public administration2.4%2.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.8%0.9%
Education, health & social services17.8%39.6%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Biltmore Forest, NC1,459$146,667174%
Royal Pines, NC5,124$63,26818%
Bent Creek, NC1,509$62,64217%
Montreat, NC668$61,25015%
Mills River, NC6,917$57,3267%
Asheville, NC85,783$44,07718%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Deltona, FL85,765$44,04618%
Hawthorne, CA85,889$44,38417%
Alafaya, FL85,561$63,02218%
Suffolk, VA85,477$66,82225%
Duluth, MN86,239$43,51819%
Asheville, NC85,783$44,07718%
Source: The Asheville, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.