Valdese employment information

IndexValdeseNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$21,100$26,779$29,829
Median household income$35,208$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,750$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$14,830$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$32,974$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$14,173$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate5.2%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level23.4%16.8%15.1%
The Valdese, NC 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 Valdese is $21,100, which is 21% lower than than the North Carolina average and 29% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $35,208, which is 27% lower than than the North Carolina average and 36% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Valdese is 5%, which is 13% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Valdese is 23% which is 55% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$23,469$35,208$70,416
City
$32,167$48,256$96,512
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 Valdese is 29% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Valdese is 36% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Valdese is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Valdese is 55% higher than the national average.

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Valdese median earnings by income bracket

Valdese employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry14.1%1.3%
Manufacturing sector24.1%0.0%
Financial & insurance services1.4%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services15.2%10.5%
Public administration2.7%1.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.6%0.0%
Education, health & social services23.0%53.6%
Other15.9%24.4%

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Valdese, NC4,467$35,20836%

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Valdese, NC4,467$35,20836%
Source: The Valdese, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).