Benton City employment information

IndexBenton CityWashingtonNational
Income per capita$25,052$32,999$29,829
Median household income$55,714$62,848$55,322
Median income owner occupied$61,250$79,796$70,586
Median income renter occupied$41,917$41,061$35,192
Median earnings male$48,750$41,953$36,919
Median earnings female$29,635$27,576$26,250
Unemployment rate3.0%4.3%4.7%
Poverty level14.4%12.7%15.1%
The Benton City, WA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Benton City is $25,052, which is 24% lower than than the Washington average and 16% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $55,714, which is 11% lower than than the Washington average and 1% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Benton City is 3%, which is 36% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Benton City is 14% which is 5% lower than than the national average.

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$37,138$55,714$111,428
City
$41,894$62,848$125,696
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

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  • The income per capita in Benton City is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Benton City is 1% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Benton City is 36% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Benton City is 5% lower than the national average.

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Benton City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry15.0%3.2%
Manufacturing sector6.3%11.6%
Financial & insurance services1.1%5.1%
Wholesale & retail services5.1%15.9%
Public administration11.1%3.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.0%2.6%
Education, health & social services17.7%43.8%
Other36.1%22.4%

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Prosser, WA5,860$53,2684%
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Benton City, WA3,193$55,7141%

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Hamburg, NJ3,194$74,96135%
Amity Gardens, PA3,194$68,35524%
Laguna Vista, TX3,195$56,3112%
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Benton City, WA3,193$55,7141%
Source: The Benton City, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).