Charleston employment information

IndexCharlestonTennesseeNational
Income per capita$19,590$26,019$29,829
Median household income$40,227$46,574$55,322
Median income owner occupied$41,806$58,570$70,586
Median income renter occupied$38,750$28,937$35,192
Median earnings male$39,196$32,560$36,919
Median earnings female$27,143$24,186$26,250
Unemployment rate7.2%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level20.9%17.2%15.1%
The Charleston, TN 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 Charleston is $19,590, which is 25% lower than than the Tennessee average and 34% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $40,227, which is 14% lower than than the Tennessee average and 27% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Charleston is 7%, which is 55% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Charleston is 21% which is 39% higher than than the national average.
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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$26,815$40,227$80,454
City
$31,046$46,574$93,148
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.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Charleston is 34% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Charleston is 27% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Charleston is 55% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Charleston is 39% higher than the national average.

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Charleston median earnings by income bracket

Charleston employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.9%7.1%
Manufacturing sector32.6%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%1.3%
Wholesale & retail services5.1%20.1%
Public administration0.0%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities24.0%1.9%
Education, health & social services10.9%35.1%
Other16.6%22.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Hopewell, TN1,777$59,5148%
South Cleveland, TN7,414$46,61316%
Riceville, TN849$43,07722%
Cleveland, TN43,276$39,15129%
Benton, TN1,821$35,38536%
Charleston, TN888$40,22727%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Potomac Park, MD888$44,83319%
Troy, ID888$54,7281%
Morganza, LA888$40,68226%
Washburn, IA888$50,5689%
Puget Island, WA888$60,83310%
Charleston, TN888$40,22727%
Source: The Charleston, TN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).