Elgin employment information

IndexElginKansasNational
Income per capita$18,202$28,478$29,829
Median household income$24,583$53,571$55,322
Median income owner occupied$24,167$67,823$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$32,780$35,192
Median earnings male$41,875$36,604$36,919
Median earnings female$0$24,737$26,250
Unemployment rate6.6%3.5%4.7%
Poverty level19.2%13.3%15.1%
The Elgin, KS 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 Elgin is $18,202, which is 36% lower than than the Kansas average and 39% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $24,583, which is 54% lower than than the Kansas average and 56% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Elgin is 7%, which is 41% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Elgin is 19% which is 27% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$16,387$24,583$49,166
City
$35,710$53,571$107,142
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 Elgin is 39% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Elgin is 56% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Elgin is 41% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Elgin is 27% higher than the national average.

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Elgin employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry16.7%0.0%
Manufacturing sector16.7%81.8%
Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services11.1%0.0%
Public administration0.0%9.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.6%0.0%
Education, health & social services0.0%54.5%
Other50.0%36.4%

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Sedan, KS1,044$30,92444%
Peru, KS165$30,00046%
Chautauqua, KS63$26,25053%
Elgin, KS99$24,58356%

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Sailor Springs, IL99$31,56343%
Wilburton Number Two, PA99$41,50025%
Unity Village, MO99$31,50043%
Delaware, NJ99$0100%
Paden, MS99$34,58337%
Elgin, KS99$24,58356%
Source: The Elgin, KS employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).