Roanoke Rapids employment information

IndexRoanoke RapidsNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$20,568$26,779$29,829
Median household income$33,844$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,043$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$20,414$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$35,231$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$21,488$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate5.4%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level26.7%16.8%15.1%
The Roanoke Rapids, NC 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 Roanoke Rapids is $20,568, which is 23% lower than than the North Carolina average and 31% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $33,844, which is 30% lower than than the North Carolina average and 39% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Roanoke Rapids is 5%, which is 15% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Roanoke Rapids is 27% which is 77% higher than than the national average.

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$32,167$48,256$96,512
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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 Roanoke Rapids is 31% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Roanoke Rapids is 39% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Roanoke Rapids is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Roanoke Rapids is 77% higher than the national average.

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Roanoke Rapids median earnings by income bracket

Roanoke Rapids employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.8%1.3%
Manufacturing sector18.4%2.4%
Financial & insurance services1.0%1.9%
Wholesale & retail services19.6%7.5%
Public administration5.6%5.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.7%3.7%
Education, health & social services12.5%46.2%
Other25.9%25.6%

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Roanoke Rapids, NC15,454$33,84439%

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Franklin Park, NJ15,454$95,00072%
Long Beach, MS15,450$51,5767%
Jamestown, ND15,441$49,08611%
Lamont, CA15,439$34,42138%
Eden, NC15,434$28,90848%
Roanoke Rapids, NC15,454$33,84439%
Source: The Roanoke Rapids, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).