University Area employment information

IndexUniversity AreaAnchorageAlaska
Income per capita$36,608$37,864$34,191
Median household income$72,377$80,862$74,444
Median income owner occupied$0$105,023$90,966
Median income renter occupied$0$53,685$51,397
Median earnings male$39,245$45,507$42,898
Median earnings female$28,947$34,384$30,988
Unemployment rate6.2%4.2%5.3%
Poverty leveln/a8.1%10.1%

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  • The income per capita in University Area is 23% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in University Area is 31% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in University Area is 34% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in University Area is equal to the national average.

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University Area median earnings by income bracket

University Area employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.7%0.3%
Manufacturing sector2.8%0.7%
Financial & insurance services5.1%4.5%
Wholesale & retail services14.6%12.0%
Public administration8.1%7.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.8%1.5%
Education, health & social services25.3%40.3%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Point MacKenzie, AK600$80,41745%
Anchorage, AK299,321$80,86246%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cincinnati, OH298,011$34,62937%
Stockton, CA301,443$46,03317%
St. Paul, MN297,160$50,8208%
Pittsburgh, PA305,305$42,45023%
Lexington-Fayette, KY311,529$50,6618%
Anchorage, AK299,321$80,86246%
Source: The University Area, Anchorage, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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