Highlands employment information

IndexHighlandsNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$47,890$25,608$28,555
Median household income$61,713$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$72,375$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$40,000$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$31,786$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$21,447$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate2.0%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level4.7%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Highlands is 68% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Highlands is 15% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Highlands is 66% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Highlands is 70% lower than the national average.

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Highlands median earnings by income bracket

Highlands employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.6%5.6%
Manufacturing sector9.1%2.6%
Financial & insurance services7.4%1.3%
Wholesale & retail services9.1%21.2%
Public administration0.0%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.7%0.0%
Education, health & social services7.8%14.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cashiers, NC87$63,75019%
Sky Valley, GA359$47,91710%
Dillard, GA329$41,66722%
Salem, SC126$35,83333%
Glenville, NC60$30,97242%
Highlands, NC1,082$61,71315%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lily Lake, IL1,082$88,50065%
Cedar Grove, WV1,082$41,18123%
Cooperstown, ND1,082$42,72720%
Rehoboth Beach, DE1,082$79,29748%
Afton, NY1,082$41,10323%
Highlands, NC1,082$61,71315%
Source: The Highlands, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.