LaFayette employment information

IndexLaFayetteKentuckyNational
Income per capita$18,656$24,802$29,829
Median household income$31,875$44,811$55,322
Median income owner occupied$0$56,922$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,250$26,529$35,192
Median earnings male$33,750$32,723$36,919
Median earnings female$0$23,082$26,250
Unemployment rate4.9%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level14.8%18.8%15.1%
The LaFayette, KY 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 LaFayette is $18,656, which is 25% lower than than the Kentucky average and 37% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $31,875, which is 29% lower than than the Kentucky average and 42% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in LaFayette is 5%, which is 4% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in LaFayette is 15% which is 2% lower than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$21,247$31,875$63,750
City
$29,871$44,811$89,622
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 LaFayette is 37% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in LaFayette is 42% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in LaFayette is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in LaFayette is 2% lower than the national average.

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LaFayette median earnings by income bracket

LaFayette employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry3.1%0.0%
Manufacturing sector12.5%19.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%9.5%
Wholesale & retail services31.3%19.0%
Public administration9.4%4.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%0.0%
Education, health & social services9.4%47.6%
Other34.4%19.0%

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Oak Grove, KY7,487$37,61432%
Hopkinsville, KY32,442$35,56736%
Cadiz, KY2,630$32,62541%
LaFayette, KY135$31,87542%

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Island Park, ID135$35,93835%
Laporte, MN135$42,18824%
Donnelly, ID135$0100%
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Forksville, PA135$33,75039%
LaFayette, KY135$31,87542%
Source: The LaFayette, KY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).