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Income/capita 56%
Household income 68%
Unemployment 45%
IndexDamascusGeorgiaNational
Income per capita$13,106$26,678$29,829
Median household income$17,768$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$20,625$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$0$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$0$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate6.8%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level36.0%17.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Damascus is 56% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Damascus is 68% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Damascus is 45% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Damascus is 138% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $11,844$17,768$35,536
      City
      $34,021$51,037$102,074
      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.

      Damascus median earnings by income bracket

      Damascus employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.3%16.1%
      Manufacturing sector6.1%58.1%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services18.4%0.0%
      Public administration0.0%12.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.1%0.0%
      Education, health & social services0.0%45.2%
      Other53.1%0.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Leary, GA690$36,45834%
      Blakely, GA4,787$23,61857%
      Colquitt, GA2,336$21,54161%
      Arlington, GA1,459$18,12567%
      Boykin, GA90$0100%
      Damascus, GA286$17,76868%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Omer, MI286$29,79246%
      Newell, CA286$27,08351%
      Boston, PA286$38,12531%
      Lower Kalskag, AK286$28,75048%
      Rochester, VT286$28,33349%
      Damascus, GA286$17,76868%
      Source: The Damascus, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).