Wise employment information

Income per capita$35,015$33,958$28,555
Median household income$48,299$64,792$53,482
Median income owner occupied$66,446$80,325$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,469$41,321$33,219
Median earnings male$48,520$41,629$36,116
Median earnings female$22,042$28,890$25,692
Unemployment rate7.1%4.5%5.8%
Poverty level16.9%11.5%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Wise is 23% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Wise is 10% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Wise is 22% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Wise is 8% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Wise median earnings by income bracket

Wise employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry14.7%0.0%
Manufacturing sector3.9%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.6%1.2%
Wholesale & retail services10.9%17.9%
Public administration10.0%5.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.1%0.0%
Education, health & social services10.9%57.3%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Payne Gap, KY372$56,0635%
Mayking, KY158$55,9665%
St. Paul, VA1,062$50,1256%
Clintwood, VA1,448$40,08325%
Big Stone Gap, VA5,559$37,16531%
Wise, VA3,204$48,29910%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Dadeville, AL3,203$29,02446%
Freedom, CA3,205$51,4924%
Winnebago, IL3,203$73,38037%
Oakridge, OR3,205$38,38128%
Cutchogue, NY3,202$87,04263%
Wise, VA3,204$48,29910%
Source: The Wise, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.