Atlanta employment information

IndexAtlantaGeorgiaNational
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%
The Atlanta, GA 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 Atlanta is $38,686, which is 45% higher than than the Georgia average and 30% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $49,398, which is 3% lower than than the Georgia average and 11% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Atlanta is 7%, which is 45% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Atlanta is 24% which is 59% higher than than the national average.
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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$32,928$49,398$98,796
City
$34,021$51,037$102,074
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 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 median earnings by income bracket

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%
Other40.6%38.0%

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).