Colby employment information

IndexColbyKansasNational
Income per capita$25,314$27,367$28,555
Median household income$44,207$51,872$53,482
Median income owner occupied$52,996$65,700$68,142
Median income renter occupied$19,408$31,165$33,219
Median earnings male$32,616$35,528$36,116
Median earnings female$21,550$23,777$25,692
Unemployment rate1.8%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level9.8%13.8%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Colby is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Colby is 17% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Colby is 69% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Colby is 37% lower than the national average.

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Colby median earnings by income bracket

Colby employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.5%2.4%
Manufacturing sector2.9%6.1%
Financial & insurance services3.9%7.7%
Wholesale & retail services21.7%14.1%
Public administration5.5%3.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.5%0.0%
Education, health & social services18.7%41.8%
Other32.2%27.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Gem, KS74$51,2504%
Levant, KS59$38,23529%
Colby, KS5,411$44,20717%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Bessemer City, NC5,410$33,58337%
Williamston, NC5,410$30,79942%
Hutchins, TX5,410$36,86631%
Brookhaven, WV5,412$57,1437%
DeFuniak Springs, FL5,410$25,80652%
Colby, KS5,411$44,20717%
Source: The Colby, KS employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.