Independence employment information

IndexIndependenceVirginiaNational
Income per capita$16,971$33,958$28,555
Median household income$32,500$64,792$53,482
Median income owner occupied$38,287$80,325$68,142
Median income renter occupied$19,792$41,321$33,219
Median earnings male$34,286$41,629$36,116
Median earnings female$21,528$28,890$25,692
Unemployment rate2.1%4.5%5.8%
Poverty level27.4%11.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Independence is 41% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Independence is 39% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Independence is 64% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Independence is 76% higher than the national average.

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Independence median earnings by income bracket

Independence employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.0%2.5%
Manufacturing sector32.1%0.0%
Financial & insurance services2.3%3.0%
Wholesale & retail services25.2%20.7%
Public administration6.9%1.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.3%0.0%
Education, health & social services8.3%20.7%
Other10.6%20.7%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Sugar Grove, VA713$33,64637%
Galax, VA6,981$30,43043%
Fries, VA534$25,93852%
Sparta, NC2,089$21,11561%
Ivanhoe, VA450$14,73272%
Independence, VA1,259$32,50039%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Hooper Bay, AK1,259$36,58332%
Hewlett Harbor, NY1,259$200,625275%
Kingston, NJ1,259$78,75047%
Wendover, UT1,259$28,54747%
La Union, NM1,259$29,95244%
Independence, VA1,259$32,50039%
Source: The Independence, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.