Shelby employment information

IndexShelbyNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$20,585$25,608$28,555
Median household income$32,500$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$54,538$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$18,915$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$30,295$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$21,603$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate9.5%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level28.5%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Shelby is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Shelby is 39% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Shelby is 63% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Shelby is 83% higher than the national average.

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Shelby median earnings by income bracket

Shelby employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.3%0.2%
Manufacturing sector24.9%1.4%
Financial & insurance services3.2%2.1%
Wholesale & retail services13.3%16.0%
Public administration3.4%1.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.6%1.9%
Education, health & social services17.7%44.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Boiling Springs, NC4,619$59,03810%
Earl, NC326$50,6945%
Cliffside, NC338$47,14312%
Fallston, NC653$45,50015%
Cherryville, NC5,826$40,98023%
Shelby, NC20,283$32,50039%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Oregon, OH20,282$52,4232%
Gardner, MA20,279$46,58913%
Selma, AL20,276$21,63560%
Sulphur, LA20,275$46,78013%
West Mifflin, PA20,271$47,89410%
Shelby, NC20,283$32,50039%
Source: The Shelby, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.