Cowen employment information

IndexCowenWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$16,602$23,237$28,555
Median household income$35,924$41,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$36,645$49,643$68,142
Median income renter occupied$26,875$22,634$33,219
Median earnings male$37,031$34,030$36,116
Median earnings female$21,250$21,583$25,692
Unemployment rate6.3%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level20.5%18.1%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Cowen is 42% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Cowen is 33% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Cowen is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Cowen is 32% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Cowen median earnings by income bracket

Cowen employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry2.3%0.0%
Manufacturing sector24.4%12.1%
Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services17.4%6.1%
Public administration3.5%3.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.1%0.0%
Education, health & social services0.0%45.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Nettie, WV874$51,8753%
Bergoo, WV59$48,5719%
Camden-on-Gauley, WV140$42,81320%
Fenwick, WV72$34,58335%
Addison (Webster Springs), WV1,133$26,96450%
Cowen, WV487$35,92433%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
West Decatur, PA487$35,00035%
Bokoshe, OK487$27,50049%
Billings, OK487$22,45058%
Hunts Point, WA487$161,250202%
De Land, IL487$34,20536%
Cowen, WV487$35,92433%
Source: The Cowen, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.