Appalachia employment information

IndexAppalachiaVirginiaNational
Income per capita$15,616$34,967$29,829
Median household income$29,500$66,149$55,322
Median income owner occupied$40,385$82,180$70,586
Median income renter occupied$13,676$42,481$35,192
Median earnings male$27,944$41,712$36,919
Median earnings female$12,063$29,664$26,250
Unemployment rate7.0%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level37.8%11.4%15.1%
The Appalachia, 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 Appalachia is $15,616, which is 55% lower than than the Virginia average and 48% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $29,500, which is 55% lower than than the Virginia average and 47% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Appalachia is 7%, which is 51% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Appalachia is 38% which is 150% higher than than the national average.

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$19,664$29,500$59,000
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 Appalachia is 48% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Appalachia is 47% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Appalachia is 51% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Appalachia is 150% higher than the national average.

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Appalachia median earnings by income bracket

Appalachia employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry16.3%0.0%
Manufacturing sector13.9%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%3.7%
Wholesale & retail services14.6%11.0%
Public administration5.1%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.1%1.6%
Education, health & social services16.3%51.8%
Other27.2%29.3%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Wise, VA3,145$51,3297%
Duffield, VA140$43,75021%
Benham, KY499$41,25025%
Dryden, VA1,427$39,32729%
Lynch, KY567$38,75030%
Appalachia, VA1,843$29,50047%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
French Lick, IN1,844$27,29851%
Spring Park, MN1,842$50,5219%
Kentland, IN1,842$40,83326%
Commercial Point, OH1,844$87,43858%
Martinsburg, PA1,842$38,54830%
Appalachia, VA1,843$29,50047%
Source: The Appalachia, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).