Bluefield employment information

IndexBluefieldWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$23,054$23,237$28,555
Median household income$35,354$41,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$46,314$49,643$68,142
Median income renter occupied$19,696$22,634$33,219
Median earnings male$29,931$34,030$36,116
Median earnings female$20,256$21,583$25,692
Unemployment rate2.6%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level22.3%18.1%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Bluefield is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Bluefield is 34% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Bluefield is 55% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Bluefield is 43% higher than the national average.

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Bluefield median earnings by income bracket

Bluefield employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry3.1%1.1%
Manufacturing sector9.4%0.0%
Financial & insurance services1.1%2.3%
Wholesale & retail services23.9%21.1%
Public administration5.7%6.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.0%0.6%
Education, health & social services20.1%47.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Bramwell, WV413$54,5832%
Bluefield, VA5,375$42,47221%
Gratton, VA898$40,84324%
Athens, WV1,062$34,07936%
Brush Fork, WV1,309$33,83037%
Bluefield, WV10,465$35,35434%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Linthicum, MD10,466$78,98948%
Palatka, FL10,464$21,86459%
Villas, FL10,464$44,46417%
Wyomissing, PA10,467$73,54538%
Exeter, CA10,468$41,34123%
Bluefield, WV10,465$35,35434%
Source: The Bluefield, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.