Elizabeth employment information

IndexElizabethNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$18,686$37,538$29,829
Median household income$43,831$73,702$55,322
Median income owner occupied$72,778$97,281$70,586
Median income renter occupied$38,013$42,169$35,192
Median earnings male$27,201$47,369$36,919
Median earnings female$20,449$32,116$26,250
Unemployment rate7.1%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level19.0%10.9%15.1%
The Elizabeth, NJ 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 Elizabeth is $18,686, which is 50% lower than than the New Jersey average and 37% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $43,831, which is 41% lower than than the New Jersey average and 21% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Elizabeth is 7%, which is 52% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Elizabeth is 19% which is 26% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$29,217$43,831$87,662
City
$49,129$73,702$147,404
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 Elizabeth is 37% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Elizabeth is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Elizabeth is 52% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Elizabeth is 26% higher than the national average.

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Elizabeth median earnings by income bracket

Elizabeth employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.1%0.9%
Manufacturing sector10.9%0.1%
Financial & insurance services1.1%3.6%
Wholesale & retail services18.0%15.6%
Public administration2.5%2.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities19.6%8.7%
Education, health & social services5.8%30.5%
Other28.2%27.8%

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Essex Fells, NJ2,164$174,432215%
Glen Ridge, NJ7,615$170,839209%
Elizabeth, NJ128,042$43,83121%

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Midland, TX128,051$71,50029%
Roseville, CA128,276$78,44642%
Coral Springs, FL127,673$67,70222%
Denton, TX128,421$50,4879%
Surprise, AZ127,492$61,03510%
Elizabeth, NJ128,042$43,83121%
Source: The Elizabeth, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).