Roanoke employment information

IndexRoanokeAlabamaNational
Income per capita$20,550$24,736$29,829
Median household income$36,591$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$55,486$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,147$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$28,059$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$26,688$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate4.4%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level18.4%18.4%15.1%
The Roanoke, AL 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 is $20,550, which is 17% lower than than the Alabama average and 31% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $36,591, which is 18% lower than than the Alabama average and 34% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Roanoke is 4%, which is 6% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Roanoke is 18% which is 22% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$24,391$36,591$73,182
City
$29,835$44,758$89,516
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 Roanoke is 31% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Roanoke is 34% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Roanoke is 6% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Roanoke is 22% higher than the national average.

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Roanoke median earnings by income bracket

Roanoke employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry14.6%0.0%
Manufacturing sector34.0%1.3%
Financial & insurance services3.2%4.0%
Wholesale & retail services20.4%16.0%
Public administration2.0%3.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities14.0%1.1%
Education, health & social services2.5%27.3%
Other9.4%14.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Fredonia, AL392$58,7506%
Five Points, AL180$35,62536%
Penton, AL172$30,03046%
Wedowee, AL742$27,66750%
Wadley, AL890$25,67354%
Roanoke, AL5,987$36,59134%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Wailua Homesteads, HI5,987$69,60226%
Northville, MI5,986$99,05279%
Walkersville, MD5,989$84,89153%
Pingree Grove, IL5,983$76,78039%
Gas City, IN5,983$41,11326%
Roanoke, AL5,987$36,59134%
Source: The Roanoke, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).