Income/capita 162%
Household income 51%
Unemployment 12%
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IndexFourth WardCharlotteNorth Carolina
Income per capita$78,291$33,050$26,779
Median household income$83,457$55,599$48,256
Median income owner occupied$0$77,185$61,102
Median income renter occupied$0$38,174$31,027
Median earnings male$86,653$36,948$32,737
Median earnings female$61,946$28,659$25,062
Unemployment rate4.1%6.1%5.1%
Poverty leveln/a15.8%16.8%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fourth Ward is 162% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Fourth Ward is 51% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fourth Ward is 12% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fourth Ward is 100% lower than the national average

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      Fourth Ward employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.7%3.8%
      Manufacturing sector7.4%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services27.4%12.0%
      Wholesale & retail services10.4%7.5%
      Public administration2.5%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.3%0.9%
      Education, health & social services11.1%34.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Weddington, NC10,254$125,966127.7%
      Tega Cay, SC9,026$120,346117.5%
      Huntersville, NC51,701$90,63363.8%
      Harrisburg, NC14,500$88,86560.6%
      Stallings, NC14,759$80,85846.2%
      Charlotte, NC808,834$55,5990.5%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fort Worth, TX815,930$54,8760.8%
      Columbus, OH837,038$47,15614.8%
      Winnipeg, MB775,440n/a 
      Indianapolis, IN846,674$43,10122.1%
      San Francisco, CA850,282$87,70158.5%
      Charlotte, NC808,834$55,5990.5%
      Source: The Fourth Ward, Charlotte, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).