Roanoke Rapids employment information

IndexRoanoke RapidsNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$20,042$25,608$28,555
Median household income$36,477$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$59,641$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$18,912$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$34,744$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$24,056$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate5.9%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level23.0%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Roanoke Rapids is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Roanoke Rapids is 32% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Roanoke Rapids is 1% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Roanoke Rapids is 47% higher than the national average.

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Roanoke Rapids median earnings by income bracket

Roanoke Rapids employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.1%1.7%
Manufacturing sector19.2%1.1%
Financial & insurance services2.2%4.5%
Wholesale & retail services18.0%12.1%
Public administration6.8%5.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%2.3%
Education, health & social services9.4%38.3%

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Gasburg, VA450$58,0178%
Halifax, NC279$56,4426%
Jackson, NC583$49,3278%
Weldon, NC1,644$36,41732%
Gaston, NC962$32,77839%
Roanoke Rapids, NC15,653$36,47732%

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Kaukauna, WI15,649$54,9453%
Apollo Beach, FL15,648$70,13831%
Brunswick, GA15,648$26,77550%
Sarasota Springs, FL15,659$51,6463%
New Territory, TX15,640$123,445131%
Roanoke Rapids, NC15,653$36,47732%
Source: The Roanoke Rapids, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.