Rutherfordton employment information

IndexRutherfordtonNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$26,178$25,608$28,555
Median household income$39,792$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$49,693$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$24,240$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$37,917$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$21,667$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate9.4%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level14.2%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Rutherfordton is 8% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Rutherfordton is 26% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Rutherfordton is 61% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Rutherfordton is 9% lower than the national average.

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Rutherfordton median earnings by income bracket

Rutherfordton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.7%1.8%
Manufacturing sector17.3%2.2%
Financial & insurance services0.0%6.0%
Wholesale & retail services15.4%10.4%
Public administration13.1%9.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.3%0.0%
Education, health & social services12.2%50.2%
Other27.9%18.8%

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Lake Lure, NC1,375$58,71110%
Cliffside, NC338$47,14312%
Ruth, NC416$43,33319%
Columbus, NC1,506$40,20825%
Landrum, SC2,597$37,25030%
Rutherfordton, NC4,208$39,79226%

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Morgan's Point Resort, TX4,208$66,32124%
Plain City, OH4,210$53,0631%
Trent Woods, NC4,210$86,98163%
Fordyce, AR4,205$29,85644%
Belton, SC4,211$31,39941%
Rutherfordton, NC4,208$39,79226%
Source: The Rutherfordton, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.