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IndexCastlegarBritish ColumbiaNational
Median household income$82,070$86,325$82,436
Unemployment rate5.0%3.9%6.4%
In labour force61.1%64.2%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in Castlegar is equal to the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Castlegar is 22% lower than the national average
  • In Castlegar 7.2% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Castlegar 11.3% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Castlegar 1.2% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      $54,707 $82,070 $164,140
      $57,544 $86,325 $172,650
      $54,951 $82,436 $164,872
      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.

      Castlegar median earnings by income bracket

      Castlegar employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry4.3%
      Manufacturing sector7.9%
      Financial & insurance services2.3%
      Wholesale & retail services8.7%
      Public administration2.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.4%
      Education, health & social services11.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Rossland, BC4,115$100,89022.4%
      Kootenay Boundary A, BC2,032$99,46520.7%
      Central Kootenay J, BC3,509$93,96914.0%
      Warfield, BC1,779$92,85712.6%
      Fruitvale, BC2,140$88,4127.2%
      Castlegar, BC8,697$82,0700.4%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Matawan, NJ8,696n/a 
      Franklin, NH8,695n/a 
      Iqaluit, NU8,699$166,809102.3%
      Lake Norman of Catawba, NC8,701n/a 
      Cresskill, NJ8,701n/a 
      Castlegar, BC8,697$82,0700.4%
      Source: The Castlegar, BC data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.