Cowen employment information

IndexCowenWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$17,536$24,002$29,829
Median household income$35,313$42,644$55,322
Median income owner occupied$36,389$51,051$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,107$24,321$35,192
Median earnings male$35,375$34,780$36,919
Median earnings female$13,929$22,329$26,250
Unemployment rate7.1%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level29.9%17.7%15.1%
The Cowen, WV 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 Cowen is $17,536, which is 27% lower than than the West Virginia average and 41% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $35,313, which is 17% lower than than the West Virginia average and 36% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Cowen is 7%, which is 52% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Cowen is 30% which is 98% higher than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$23,539$35,313$70,626
City
$28,426$42,644$85,288
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 Cowen is 41% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Cowen is 36% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Cowen is 52% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Cowen is 98% higher than the national average.

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Cowen median earnings by income bracket

Cowen employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry14.4%0.0%
Manufacturing sector15.5%19.7%
Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services19.6%3.9%
Public administration2.1%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.4%0.0%
Education, health & social services2.1%51.3%
Other34.0%42.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Nettie, WV742$37,98431%
Craigsville, WV1,740$35,49136%
Addison (Webster Springs), WV1,003$35,41736%
Fenwick, WV152$32,41741%
Camden-on-Gauley, WV192$32,08342%
Cowen, WV525$35,31336%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Norway, IA525$48,75012%
Avoca, AR525$52,8135%
St. Paul, AK525$60,0008%
Alburgh, VT525$42,18824%
Duck, NC525$66,87521%
Cowen, WV525$35,31336%
Source: The Cowen, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).