Income/capita 69%
Household income 66%
Unemployment 201%
IndexBlack HillsGrand RapidsMichigan
Income per capita$9,348$21,730$27,549
Median household income$18,681$42,019$50,803
Median income owner occupied$0$57,754$62,251
Median income renter occupied$0$26,116$28,598
Median earnings male$16,818$25,904$35,730
Median earnings female$11,763$20,598$22,948
Unemployment rate14.0%5.7%5.2%
Poverty leveln/a25.1%16.3%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Black Hills is 69% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Black Hills is 66% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Black Hills is 201% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Black Hills is equal to the national average

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      Black Hills employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.8%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector19.1%13.1%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services12.8%20.8%
      Public administration0.0%2.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%1.2%
      Education, health & social services2.8%31.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Forest Hills, MI27,667$119,473116%
      East Grand Rapids, MI11,297$118,393114%
      Byron Center, MI6,840$67,09021%
      Caledonia, MI1,871$66,95321%
      Rockford, MI6,044$60,5659%
      Grand Rapids, MI193,887$42,01924%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mobile, AL193,717$38,75930%
      Sunrise Manor, NV192,873$39,40829%
      Salt Lake City, UT191,446$50,3539%
      Augusta, GA196,784$38,45830%
      Spring Valley, NV190,661$51,2287%
      Grand Rapids, MI193,887$42,01924%
      Source: The Black Hills, Grand Rapids, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).