Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$22,228$30,137$29,829
Median household income$62,188$54,895$55,322
Median income owner occupied$60,938$68,587$70,586
Median income renter occupied$66,000$31,605$35,192
Median earnings male$39,028$39,478$36,919
Median earnings female$22,222$26,440$26,250
Unemployment rate2.2%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level13.1%13.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Ernest is 25% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Ernest is 12% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Ernest is 52% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Ernest is 14% lower than the national average

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      $41,454 $62,188 $124,376
      $36,593 $54,895 $109,790
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Ernest median earnings by income bracket

      Ernest employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.5%13.5%
      Manufacturing sector14.1%14.1%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services19.9%19.9%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.5%13.5%
      Education, health & social services9.6%9.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Lucerne Mines, PA935$65,32118.1%
      Rural Valley, PA938$58,1885.2%
      Shelocta, PA74$53,7502.8%
      Elderton, PA339$51,6676.6%
      Homer City, PA1,582$48,12513.0%
      Ernest, PA574$62,18812.4%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Moose Creek, AK574$59,8698.2%
      Gurley, AL574$46,66715.6%
      Tiger, GA574$38,95829.6%
      Edgewood, IA574$43,75020.9%
      Danforth, IL574$40,27827.2%
      Ernest, PA574$62,18812.4%
      Source: The Ernest, PA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).