Potomac West employment information

IndexPotomac WestAlexandriaVirginia
Income per capita$58,291$55,534$34,967
Median household income$114,660$89,200$66,149
Median income owner occupied$0$135,702$82,180
Median income renter occupied$0$67,327$42,481
Median earnings male$76,974$60,948$41,712
Median earnings female$59,266$49,669$29,664
Unemployment rate2.3%3.1%3.8%
Poverty leveln/a9.8%11.4%

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  • The income per capita in Potomac West is 95% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Potomac West is 107% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Potomac West is 50% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Potomac West is equal to the national average.

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Potomac West median earnings by income bracket

Potomac West employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry14.0%1.6%
Manufacturing sector1.9%0.3%
Financial & insurance services2.7%2.0%
Wholesale & retail services7.5%3.3%
Public administration16.3%15.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.7%0.9%
Education, health & social services5.1%19.8%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Somerset, MD1,215$250,001352%
Chevy Chase town, MD2,948$250,001352%
Chevy Chase Village, MD2,030$250,001352%
Chevy Chase Section Five, MD641$250,001352%
Martin's Additions, MD912$250,001352%
Alexandria, VA151,473$89,20061%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Pomona, CA151,807$50,3609%
Escondido, CA149,912$54,2682%
Lakewood, CO149,793$58,2275%
Kansas City, KS149,755$39,53629%
Pasadena, TX153,286$48,60712%
Alexandria, VA151,473$89,20061%
Source: The Potomac West, Alexandria, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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