West Memphis employment information

IndexWest MemphisArkansasNational
Income per capita$16,853$22,595$28,555
Median household income$29,764$41,264$53,482
Median income owner occupied$47,312$51,972$68,142
Median income renter occupied$21,019$25,473$33,219
Median earnings male$29,167$31,010$36,116
Median earnings female$19,963$21,831$25,692
Unemployment rate8.7%5.0%5.8%
Poverty level34.8%19.2%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in West Memphis is 41% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in West Memphis is 44% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in West Memphis is 48% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in West Memphis is 123% higher than the national average.

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West Memphis median earnings by income bracket

West Memphis employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.1%0.2%
Manufacturing sector16.4%2.9%
Financial & insurance services2.0%2.6%
Wholesale & retail services18.9%14.2%
Public administration4.0%5.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.3%3.2%
Education, health & social services9.3%38.2%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Clarkedale, AR423$85,00059%
Lynchburg, MS2,113$76,08042%
Marion, AR12,354$62,74017%
Southaven, MS50,389$58,71210%
Horn Lake, MS26,486$45,81714%
West Memphis, AR25,767$29,76444%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
North Tustin, CA25,724$123,270130%
Lafayette, CO25,812$71,03833%
Belvidere, IL25,713$49,4238%
West Linn, OR25,710$83,93357%
Wakefield, MA25,835$85,15659%
West Memphis, AR25,767$29,76444%
Source: The West Memphis, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.