Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
In labour force NAT. AVG.
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Median household income$90,237$87,353$82,436
Unemployment rate5.0%4.2%6.4%
In labour force70.6%61.7%63.9%
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Key findings

  • The median household income in Barrie is 9% higher than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Barrie is 22% lower than the national average
  • In Barrie 5.3% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Barrie 12.3% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Barrie 2.3% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      $60,151 $90,237 $180,474
      $58,229 $87,353 $174,706
      $54,951 $82,436 $164,872
      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.

      Barrie median earnings by income bracket

      Barrie employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry5.5%
      Manufacturing sector6.9%
      Financial & insurance services2.3%
      Wholesale & retail services12.3%
      Public administration4.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.0%
      Education, health & social services12.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Springwater, ON21,091$120,28445.9%
      Oro-Medonte, ON23,738$114,33538.7%
      Essa, ON24,435$99,98021.3%
      Innisfil, ON44,305$97,78218.6%
      Barrie, ON159,618$90,2379.5%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Coquitlam, BC159,980$89,7078.8%
      Abbotsford, BC160,174$89,5288.6%
      Hayward, CA158,817n/a 
      Alexandria, VA158,309n/a 
      Lancaster, CA157,697n/a 
      Barrie, ON159,618$90,2379.5%
      Source: The Barrie, ON data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.