Prestonsburg employment information

IndexPrestonsburgKentuckyNational
Income per capita$19,459$24,802$29,829
Median household income$18,711$44,811$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,681$56,922$70,586
Median income renter occupied$10,370$26,529$35,192
Median earnings male$21,148$32,723$36,919
Median earnings female$15,324$23,082$26,250
Unemployment rate3.4%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level42.7%18.8%15.1%
The Prestonsburg, 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 Prestonsburg is $19,459, which is 22% lower than than the Kentucky average and 35% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $18,711, which is 58% lower than than the Kentucky average and 66% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Prestonsburg is 3%, which is 27% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Prestonsburg is 43% which is 183% higher than than the national average.

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$12,472$18,711$37,422
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 Prestonsburg is 35% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Prestonsburg is 66% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Prestonsburg is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Prestonsburg is 183% higher than the national average.

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Prestonsburg employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.2%0.0%
Manufacturing sector3.1%1.7%
Financial & insurance services11.3%1.7%
Wholesale & retail services8.8%25.9%
Public administration2.6%7.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.5%0.0%
Education, health & social services16.5%34.8%
Other41.2%30.5%

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Prestonsburg, KY3,603$18,71166%

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Bayport, MN3,604$69,34525%
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Prestonsburg, KY3,603$18,71166%
Source: The Prestonsburg, KY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).