Matewan employment information

IndexMatewanWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$19,941$23,237$28,555
Median household income$24,875$41,576$53,482
Median income owner occupied$35,500$49,643$68,142
Median income renter occupied$14,044$22,634$33,219
Median earnings male$34,750$34,030$36,116
Median earnings female$20,714$21,583$25,692
Unemployment rate7.9%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level40.7%18.1%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Matewan is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Matewan is 53% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Matewan is 35% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Matewan is 161% higher than the national average.

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Matewan median earnings by income bracket

Matewan employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry2.9%0.0%
Manufacturing sector1.8%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%3.5%
Wholesale & retail services2.4%41.9%
Public administration1.8%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.8%0.0%
Education, health & social services10.0%41.9%
Other79.4%12.8%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Holden, WV701$73,00537%
McCarr, KY165$65,20822%
Chauncey, WV255$62,28316%
Neibert, WV160$61,56315%
Rossmore, WV434$51,2984%
Matewan, WV680$24,87553%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Clyde, CA680$41,38223%
Wanblee, SD680$45,29815%
Black Rock, AR680$31,87540%
Holly Grove, AR680$25,00053%
Boykins, VA680$47,50011%
Matewan, WV680$24,87553%
Source: The Matewan, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.