Lester employment information

IndexLesterWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$16,891$23,237$28,555
Median household income$32,500$41,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$37,188$49,643$68,142
Median income renter occupied$31,250$22,634$33,219
Median earnings male$43,750$34,030$36,116
Median earnings female$21,875$21,583$25,692
Unemployment rate1.1%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level20.9%18.1%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Lester is 41% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Lester is 39% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Lester is 82% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Lester is 34% higher than the national average.

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Lester median earnings by income bracket

Lester employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry0.0%0.0%
Manufacturing sector8.3%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%2.0%
Wholesale & retail services6.3%21.6%
Public administration8.3%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.5%9.8%
Education, health & social services8.3%54.9%

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Ghent, WV486$75,90942%
Prince, WV119$70,04631%
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Mabscott, WV1,395$55,1093%
Bolt, WV628$53,2770%
Lester, WV350$32,50039%

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Minocqua, WI350$18,79065%
Mount Olivet, KY350$20,54762%
Broadlands, IL350$59,25011%
Gem Lake, MN350$94,75077%
Austinburg, OH350$25,87552%
Lester, WV350$32,50039%
Source: The Lester, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.