Roanoke Rapids employment information

IndexRoanoke RapidsNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$20,481$25,285$28,051
Median household income$35,388$46,450$53,046
Median income owner occupied$53,943$58,736$67,062
Median income renter occupied$19,773$28,277$32,212
Median earnings male$31,042$31,802$35,771
Median earnings female$23,676$23,848$25,299
Unemployment rate7.5%6.6%6.0%
Poverty level19.9%16.8%14.9%

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  • The income per capita in Roanoke Rapids is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Roanoke Rapids is 33% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Roanoke Rapids is 26% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Roanoke Rapids is 33% higher than the national average.

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Roanoke Rapids median earnings by income bracket

Roanoke Rapids employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry15.4%2.0%
Manufacturing sector19.0%0.3%
Financial & insurance services2.4%4.6%
Wholesale & retail services15.8%13.0%
Public administration8.9%7.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.5%2.7%
Education, health & social services10.2%39.6%
Other18.7%24.8%

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Gasburg, VA343$67,25027%
Halifax, NC328$54,2192%
Jackson, NC687$53,9772%
Weldon, NC1,813$37,31130%
Littleton, NC559$28,42146%
Roanoke Rapids, NC15,783$35,38833%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Martha Lake, WA15,785$74,72141%
Brenham, TX15,785$38,72827%
Waterville, ME15,780$35,04834%
Gatesville, TX15,779$41,25022%
Bradley, IL15,777$51,4603%
Roanoke Rapids, NC15,783$35,38833%
Source: The Roanoke Rapids, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.