Benwood employment information

IndexBenwoodWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$18,801$24,002$29,829
Median household income$31,250$42,644$55,322
Median income owner occupied$42,434$51,051$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,291$24,321$35,192
Median earnings male$22,300$34,780$36,919
Median earnings female$20,046$22,329$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level21.7%17.7%15.1%
The Benwood, WV 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 Benwood is $18,801, which is 22% lower than than the West Virginia average and 37% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $31,250, which is 27% lower than than the West Virginia average and 44% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Benwood is 3%, which is 25% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Benwood is 22% which is 44% higher than than the national average.

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$20,831$31,250$62,500
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$28,426$42,644$85,288
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$36,877$55,322$110,644
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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 Benwood is 37% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Benwood is 44% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Benwood is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Benwood is 44% higher than the national average.

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Benwood employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.6%2.7%
Manufacturing sector10.2%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%9.0%
Wholesale & retail services16.4%18.0%
Public administration4.9%3.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.9%0.0%
Education, health & social services15.4%39.5%
Other43.6%20.4%

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Benwood, WV1,385$31,25044%

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Salix, PA1,385$54,5341%
Ironton, MO1,385$26,95851%
Beaverdale, IA1,385$57,9175%
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Benwood, WV1,385$31,25044%
Source: The Benwood, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).