Elk Park employment information

IndexElk ParkNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$15,798$26,779$29,829
Median household income$28,902$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$29,924$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$18,750$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$24,750$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$25,395$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate0.5%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level16.4%16.8%15.1%
The Elk Park, NC 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 Elk Park is $15,798, which is 41% lower than than the North Carolina average and 47% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $28,902, which is 40% lower than than the North Carolina average and 48% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Elk Park is 1%, which is 89% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Elk Park is 16% which is 9% higher than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$19,266$28,902$57,804
City
$32,167$48,256$96,512
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.

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  • The income per capita in Elk Park is 47% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Elk Park is 48% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Elk Park is 89% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Elk Park is 9% higher than the national average.

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Elk Park median earnings by income bracket

Elk Park employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.0%0.0%
Manufacturing sector43.7%0.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%9.5%
Wholesale & retail services29.9%11.4%
Public administration0.0%1.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.3%8.6%
Education, health & social services0.0%63.8%
Other16.1%2.9%

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Elk Park, NC456$28,90248%

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Elk Park, NC456$28,90248%
Source: The Elk Park, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).