Big Stone Gap employment information

IndexBig Stone GapVirginiaNational
Income per capita$19,523$34,967$29,829
Median household income$36,811$66,149$55,322
Median income owner occupied$53,350$82,180$70,586
Median income renter occupied$15,278$42,481$35,192
Median earnings male$25,747$41,712$36,919
Median earnings female$21,364$29,664$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level26.2%11.4%15.1%
The Big Stone Gap, VA 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 Big Stone Gap is $19,523, which is 44% lower than than the Virginia average and 35% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $36,811, which is 44% lower than than the Virginia average and 33% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Big Stone Gap is 3%, which is 26% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Big Stone Gap is 26% which is 73% higher than than the national average.

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$24,538$36,811$73,622
City
$44,094$66,149$132,298
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.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Big Stone Gap is 35% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Big Stone Gap is 33% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Big Stone Gap is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Big Stone Gap is 73% higher than the national average.

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Big Stone Gap employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry1.2%0.0%
Manufacturing sector8.9%0.0%
Financial & insurance services1.7%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services16.9%7.7%
Public administration10.8%16.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.4%9.4%
Education, health & social services20.9%40.4%
Other30.1%24.1%

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Lynch, KY567$38,75030%
Big Stone Gap, VA5,462$36,81133%

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Macon, MO5,463$34,29738%
Mulvane, KS5,461$68,56024%
Bowling Green, MO5,464$34,96337%
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Big Stone Gap, VA5,462$36,81133%
Source: The Big Stone Gap, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).