Benton Harbor employment information

IndexBenton HarborMichiganNational
Income per capita$10,980$27,549$29,829
Median household income$18,962$50,803$55,322
Median income owner occupied$35,833$62,251$70,586
Median income renter occupied$14,620$28,598$35,192
Median earnings male$17,826$35,730$36,919
Median earnings female$14,679$22,948$26,250
Unemployment rate12.9%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level49.2%16.3%15.1%
The Benton Harbor, MI 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 Benton Harbor is $10,980, which is 60% lower than than the Michigan average and 63% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $18,962, which is 63% lower than than the Michigan average and 66% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Benton Harbor is 13%, which is 177% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Benton Harbor is 49% which is 225% higher than than the national average.

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$12,640$18,962$37,924
City
$33,865$50,803$101,606
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 Benton Harbor is 63% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Benton Harbor is 66% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Benton Harbor is 177% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Benton Harbor is 225% higher than the national average.

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Benton Harbor employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.9%0.0%
Manufacturing sector32.2%1.0%
Financial & insurance services0.4%3.9%
Wholesale & retail services10.0%16.0%
Public administration2.4%2.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.8%1.7%
Education, health & social services7.6%31.8%
Other32.4%32.4%

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Shoreham, MI918$74,30634%
St. Joseph, MI8,307$55,8541%
Stevensville, MI1,235$50,9388%
Paw Paw Lake, MI3,725$50,6548%
Bridgman, MI2,220$47,39614%
Benton Harbor, MI9,988$18,96266%

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Carroll, IA9,990$45,17018%
Clinton, TN9,993$41,07826%
Kendallville, IN9,980$37,40732%
Bee Ridge, FL9,998$54,9161%
Beecher, MI9,975$23,98357%
Benton Harbor, MI9,988$18,96266%
Source: The Benton Harbor, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).