Forest employment information

IndexForestVirginiaNational
Income per capita$32,308$34,967$29,829
Median household income$64,101$66,149$55,322
Median income owner occupied$73,815$82,180$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,552$42,481$35,192
Median earnings male$45,307$41,712$36,919
Median earnings female$25,000$29,664$26,250
Unemployment rate2.0%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level8.4%11.4%15.1%
The Forest, VA 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 Forest is $32,308, which is 8% lower than than the Virginia average and 8% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $64,101, which is 3% lower than than the Virginia average and 16% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Forest is 2%, which is 56% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Forest is 8% which is 44% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$42,729$64,101$128,202
City
$44,094$66,149$132,298
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 Forest is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Forest is 16% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Forest is 56% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Forest is 44% lower than the national average.

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Forest median earnings by income bracket

Forest employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.1%2.3%
Manufacturing sector18.9%0.8%
Financial & insurance services5.4%5.6%
Wholesale & retail services9.6%7.4%
Public administration6.1%3.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.2%0.5%
Education, health & social services21.3%43.8%
Other23.6%27.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Big Island, VA246$58,9587%
Amherst, VA2,519$50,7038%
Timberlake, VA13,127$49,60210%
Lynchburg, VA78,755$40,72826%
Bedford, VA6,543$39,70128%
Forest, VA10,537$64,10116%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Placerville, CA10,540$42,79323%
Sauk Village, IL10,541$42,53223%
Jefferson, LA10,532$42,93922%
Royse City, TX10,532$72,59331%
Milford, DE10,532$47,55714%
Forest, VA10,537$64,10116%
Source: The Forest, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).