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Income/capita 66%
Household income 69%
Unemployment 17%
IndexAkronAlabamaNational
Income per capita$10,092$24,736$29,829
Median household income$17,344$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$15,313$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,854$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$14,792$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$0$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate5.4%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level43.7%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Akron is 66% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Akron is 69% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Akron is 17% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Akron is 189% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $11,561$17,344$34,688
      City
      $29,835$44,758$89,516
      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.

      Akron median earnings by income bracket

      Akron employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry0.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector47.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services16.7%6.7%
      Public administration2.8%6.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.1%0.0%
      Education, health & social services8.3%42.2%
      Other13.9%28.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Moundville, AL2,580$47,37014%
      Union, AL260$28,39349%
      Eutaw, AL2,789$25,69754%
      Greensboro, AL2,482$20,78762%
      Akron, AL252$17,34469%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Storden, MN252$40,31327%
      Deep River, IA252$36,56334%
      Century, WV252$58,2955%
      Malmo, NE252$74,06334%
      Edgar Springs, MO252$30,00046%
      Akron, AL252$17,34469%
      Source: The Akron, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).