Bristol employment information

IndexBristolVirginiaNational
Income per capita$21,865$34,967$29,829
Median household income$35,801$66,149$55,322
Median income owner occupied$47,603$82,180$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,364$42,481$35,192
Median earnings male$25,408$41,712$36,919
Median earnings female$21,961$29,664$26,250
Unemployment rate5.1%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level20.6%11.4%15.1%
The Bristol, VA 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 Bristol is $21,865, which is 37% lower than than the Virginia average and 27% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $35,801, which is 46% lower than than the Virginia average and 35% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Bristol is 5%, which is 9% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Bristol is 21% which is 36% higher than than the national average.
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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$23,864$35,801$71,602
City
$44,094$66,149$132,298
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.

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  • The income per capita in Bristol is 27% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Bristol is 35% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Bristol is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Bristol is 36% higher than the national average.

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Bristol median earnings by income bracket

Bristol employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.4%0.8%
Manufacturing sector18.3%0.0%
Financial & insurance services1.5%4.9%
Wholesale & retail services14.5%14.4%
Public administration5.4%2.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.8%0.7%
Education, health & social services12.6%34.9%
Other29.3%32.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Oak Grove CDP (Sumner County), TN215$67,72722%
Oak Grove, TN5,152$46,64816%
Walnut Hill, TN2,208$41,77924%
Bristol, TN26,734$38,98530%
Nickelsville, VA438$37,34432%
Bristol, VA17,340$35,80135%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Huntington, IN17,340$39,01129%
Willimantic, CT17,339$34,21138%
Beckley, WV17,348$37,28433%
Anoka, MN17,325$48,85012%
Marco Island, FL17,361$73,55933%
Bristol, VA17,340$35,80135%
Source: The Bristol, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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