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Income/capita 2%
Household income 24%
Unemployment 45%
IndexBig LakeAlaskaNational
Income per capita$30,559$34,191$29,829
Median household income$68,875$74,444$55,322
Median income owner occupied$76,125$90,966$70,586
Median income renter occupied$50,938$51,397$35,192
Median earnings male$49,429$42,898$36,919
Median earnings female$22,125$30,988$26,250
Unemployment rate6.7%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level11.1%10.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Big Lake is 2% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Big Lake is 24% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Big Lake is 45% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Big Lake is 26% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $45,912$68,875$137,750
      City
      $49,624$74,444$148,888
      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.

      Big Lake median earnings by income bracket

      Big Lake employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry23.5%1.8%
      Manufacturing sector2.8%0.7%
      Financial & insurance services1.6%4.5%
      Wholesale & retail services11.9%16.4%
      Public administration7.0%5.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.8%10.7%
      Education, health & social services12.7%29.4%
      Other28.3%26.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Knik-Fairview, AK17,038$85,33554%
      Point MacKenzie, AK600$80,41745%
      Meadow Lakes, AK7,694$60,62510%
      Houston, AK2,028$52,5005%
      Big Lake, AK3,552$68,87524%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Colonial Beach, VA3,552$55,1850%
      Wilkesboro, NC3,552$35,55036%
      South Nyack, NY3,551$97,89877%
      Verona, VA3,551$44,01220%
      West End-Cobb Town, AL3,550$36,11635%
      Big Lake, AK3,552$68,87524%
      Source: The Big Lake, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).