Atlanta employment information

IndexAtlantaGeorgiaNational
Income per capita$35,719$25,427$28,555
Median household income$46,439$49,342$53,482
Median income owner occupied$79,778$63,671$68,142
Median income renter occupied$30,514$30,345$33,219
Median earnings male$38,132$33,645$36,116
Median earnings female$28,734$25,105$25,692
Unemployment rate8.4%6.7%5.8%
Poverty level25.2%18.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Atlanta is 25% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Atlanta is 13% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Atlanta is 43% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Atlanta is 62% higher than the national average.

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Atlanta median earnings by income bracket

Atlanta employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.3%0.6%
Manufacturing sector6.3%0.2%
Financial & insurance services5.8%5.0%
Wholesale & retail services12.8%12.4%
Public administration3.8%4.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.4%4.3%
Education, health & social services15.4%28.3%
Other39.9%37.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Avondale Estates, GA2,777$88,12565%
Druid Hills, GA14,439$80,27850%
Dunwoody, GA47,182$78,06346%
Decatur, GA19,888$77,20244%
Mountain Park CDP, GA12,510$69,17829%
Atlanta, GA440,641$46,43913%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Virginia Beach, VA445,623$67,00125%
Omaha, NE435,454$48,7519%
Colorado Springs, CO433,547$54,2281%
Mesa, AZ452,091$48,25910%
Raleigh, NC423,287$54,5812%
Atlanta, GA440,641$46,43913%
Source: The Atlanta, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.