Income/capita 30%
Household income 11%
Unemployment 45%
Income per capita$38,686$26,678$29,829
Median household income$49,398$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$83,708$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,788$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$41,092$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$30,702$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate6.7%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level24.0%17.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Atlanta is 30% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Atlanta is 11% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Atlanta is 45% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Atlanta is 59% higher than the national average

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      Atlanta employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.0%0.6%
      Manufacturing sector6.5%0.1%
      Financial & insurance services6.5%4.9%
      Wholesale & retail services12.7%11.7%
      Public administration3.7%4.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%3.8%
      Education, health & social services14.6%28.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Avondale Estates, GA3,095$100,87182%
      Druid Hills, GA13,444$88,54260%
      Dunwoody, GA48,128$83,53851%
      Decatur, GA21,210$81,59847%
      Vinings, GA11,816$75,45136%
      Atlanta, GA456,378$49,39811%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Virginia Beach, VA449,733$67,71922%
      Colorado Springs, CO448,759$56,2272%
      Omaha, NE443,072$50,8278%
      Long Beach, CA469,793$55,1510%
      Mesa, AZ470,456$50,6159%
      Atlanta, GA456,378$49,39811%
      Source: The Atlanta, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).