Income/capita 35%
Household income 41%
Unemployment 100%
IndexGhentWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$40,236$24,002$29,829
Median household income$77,989$42,644$55,322
Median income owner occupied$79,239$51,051$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$24,321$35,192
Median earnings male$0$34,780$36,919
Median earnings female$44,046$22,329$26,250
Unemployment rate0.0%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level19.6%17.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Ghent is 35% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Ghent is 41% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Ghent is 100% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Ghent is 30% higher than the national average

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      Ghent employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry23.3%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector40.7%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services22.1%0.0%
      Public administration0.0%14.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%20.7%
      Education, health & social services0.0%51.2%

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      Ghent, WV597$77,98941%

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      Source: The Ghent, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).