Income/capita 5%
Household income 41%
Unemployment 24%
Income per capita$31,248$34,191$29,829
Median household income$77,750$74,444$55,322
Median income owner occupied$83,214$90,966$70,586
Median income renter occupied$40,962$51,397$35,192
Median earnings male$43,438$42,898$36,919
Median earnings female$26,490$30,988$26,250
Unemployment rate5.8%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level10.3%10.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Butte is 5% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Butte is 41% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Butte is 24% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Butte is 32% lower than the national average

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      Butte employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry22.3%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector3.6%7.8%
      Financial & insurance services2.0%3.2%
      Wholesale & retail services15.7%9.5%
      Public administration8.9%6.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.0%3.6%
      Education, health & social services8.7%38.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fishhook, AK5,866$95,03072%
      Gateway, AK6,061$91,53865%
      Farm Loop, AK1,119$88,12559%
      Lakes, AK8,944$84,82153%
      Tanaina, AK9,736$81,10947%
      Butte, AK3,905$77,75041%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Wilmer, TX3,903$37,54632%
      Centerville, MN3,907$89,11861%
      Clearview, WA3,907$91,27565%
      El Jebel, CO3,908$81,86048%
      Bunker Hill Village, TX3,909$221,824301%
      Butte, AK3,905$77,75041%
      Source: The Butte, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).