West Jefferson employment information

IndexWest JeffersonNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$17,501$25,608$28,555
Median household income$25,917$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$48,000$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$13,417$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$16,136$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$20,208$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate8.0%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level34.0%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in West Jefferson is 39% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in West Jefferson is 52% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in West Jefferson is 37% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in West Jefferson is 118% higher than the national average.

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West Jefferson median earnings by income bracket

West Jefferson employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry16.1%3.7%
Manufacturing sector3.5%12.1%
Financial & insurance services1.3%2.8%
Wholesale & retail services14.5%12.6%
Public administration12.6%4.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.3%0.0%
Education, health & social services10.6%37.2%

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Jefferson, NC1,493$26,68150%
Boone, NC17,802$13,60875%
West Jefferson, NC1,508$25,91752%

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Dundee, NY1,508$40,05225%
Woodsboro, TX1,508$49,8217%
Westwood, CA1,509$33,45237%
New Hartford Center, CT1,509$49,7387%
West Jefferson, NC1,508$25,91752%
Source: The West Jefferson, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.