Charleston employment information

Income per capita$12,591$20,956$28,555
Median household income$17,893$39,464$53,482
Median income owner occupied$17,352$49,112$68,142
Median income renter occupied$18,750$23,702$33,219
Median earnings male$22,045$31,341$36,116
Median earnings female$15,000$21,815$25,692
Unemployment rate0.8%6.3%5.8%
Poverty level43.5%22.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Charleston is 56% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Charleston is 67% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Charleston is 86% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Charleston is 179% higher than the national average.

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Charleston median earnings by income bracket

Charleston employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.9%0.0%
Manufacturing sector7.9%2.5%
Financial & insurance services3.0%3.0%
Wholesale & retail services22.2%4.8%
Public administration6.4%8.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.3%2.7%
Education, health & social services11.8%54.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Pope, MS183$34,26136%
Glendora, MS155$32,25040%
Oakland, MS739$29,02846%
Lambert, MS1,132$18,22666%
Crowder, MS570$14,44473%
Charleston, MS1,801$17,89367%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Duson, LA1,801$32,08340%
Shaw, MS1,801$18,12566%
McLendon-Chisholm, TX1,801$118,750122%
Colorado City, CO1,801$52,5632%
Rockwell, NC1,801$37,54530%
Charleston, MS1,801$17,89367%
Source: The Charleston, MS employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.