Wise employment information

IndexWiseVirginiaNational
Income per capita$36,202$34,967$29,829
Median household income$51,329$66,149$55,322
Median income owner occupied$78,348$82,180$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,354$42,481$35,192
Median earnings male$42,260$41,712$36,919
Median earnings female$26,779$29,664$26,250
Unemployment rate4.7%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level13.6%11.4%15.1%
The Wise, VA 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 Wise is $36,202, which is 4% higher than than the Virginia average and 21% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $51,329, which is 22% lower than than the Virginia average and 7% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Wise is 5%, which is equal to than the national average. The poverty rate in Wise is 14% which is 10% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$34,215$51,329$102,658
City
$44,094$66,149$132,298
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 Wise is 21% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Wise is 7% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Wise is equal to the national average.
  • The poverty level in Wise is 10% lower than the national average.

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Wise median earnings by income bracket

Wise employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.7%0.1%
Manufacturing sector2.1%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.6%4.2%
Wholesale & retail services28.8%19.7%
Public administration14.7%6.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.6%0.0%
Education, health & social services12.5%42.0%
Other26.1%25.7%

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Mayking, KY235$54,7691%
St. Paul, VA982$48,31313%
Payne Gap, KY355$47,00015%
Whitesburg, KY2,196$37,98931%
Big Stone Gap, VA5,462$36,81133%
Wise, VA3,145$51,3297%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Williamsburg, IA3,144$46,18817%
Myerstown, PA3,144$48,04713%
Brentwood, MD3,144$65,89319%
Haviland, NY3,143$77,08339%
Tonkawa, OK3,142$42,44423%
Wise, VA3,145$51,3297%
Source: The Wise, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).