Valdese employment information

IndexValdeseNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$21,604$25,608$28,555
Median household income$38,274$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$52,227$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$17,841$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$34,849$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$15,051$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate5.6%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level19.4%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Valdese is 24% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Valdese is 28% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Valdese is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Valdese is 25% higher than the national average.

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Valdese median earnings by income bracket

Valdese employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.6%1.4%
Manufacturing sector23.0%0.0%
Financial & insurance services1.1%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services12.8%20.6%
Public administration13.0%2.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.2%0.0%
Education, health & social services11.5%39.1%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cedar Rock, NC299$112,656111%
Northlakes, NC1,423$81,08052%
Hudson, NC3,744$55,4174%
Rutherford College, NC1,092$49,2008%
Salem, NC2,349$46,72413%
Valdese, NC4,468$38,27428%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Benton Heights, MI4,467$18,77765%
Hawaiian Beaches, HI4,467$34,58335%
Holtville, AL4,466$47,37811%
Clearwater, SC4,470$32,21140%
Planada, CA4,465$35,69033%
Valdese, NC4,468$38,27428%
Source: The Valdese, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.