Banner Elk employment information

IndexBanner ElkNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$18,318$25,608$28,555
Median household income$60,000$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$70,000$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$55,417$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$8,542$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$6,160$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate4.9%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level10.5%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Banner Elk is 36% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Banner Elk is 12% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Banner Elk is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Banner Elk is 33% lower than the national average.

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Banner Elk median earnings by income bracket

Banner Elk employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry17.2%6.8%
Manufacturing sector1.0%1.0%
Financial & insurance services2.5%2.4%
Wholesale & retail services22.7%9.2%
Public administration5.9%1.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.5%0.0%
Education, health & social services21.2%33.3%
Other25.1%40.6%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Grandfather, NC70$88,12565%
Beech Mountain, NC561$68,75029%
Seven Devils, NC228$65,62523%
Blowing Rock, NC1,175$49,4388%
Sugar Mountain, NC508$46,85512%
Banner Elk, NC1,078$60,00012%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Highland, KS1,078$41,34623%
Keosauqua, IA1,078$43,03620%
Summitville, IN1,078$41,28123%
Celoron, NY1,078$43,23919%
Boley, OK1,078$25,00053%
Banner Elk, NC1,078$60,00012%
Source: The Banner Elk, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.