Income/capita 237%
Household income 316%
Unemployment 43%
IndexGreat FallsVirginiaNational
Income per capita$100,431$34,967$29,829
Median household income$230,304$66,149$55,322
Median income owner occupied$236,797$82,180$70,586
Median income renter occupied$104,107$42,481$35,192
Median earnings male$150,491$41,712$36,919
Median earnings female$49,389$29,664$26,250
Unemployment rate2.7%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level2.2%11.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Great Falls is 237% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Great Falls is 316% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Great Falls is 43% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Great Falls is 85% lower than the national average

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      Great Falls employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.5%3.2%
      Manufacturing sector5.0%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services10.8%3.7%
      Wholesale & retail services4.4%6.7%
      Public administration8.0%7.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.9%0.3%
      Education, health & social services10.1%26.2%

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      Chevy Chase Section Five, MD641$250,001352%
      Somerset, MD1,215$250,001352%
      Martin's Additions, MD912$250,001352%
      Chevy Chase town, MD2,948$250,001352%
      Chevy Chase Village, MD2,030$250,001352%
      Great Falls, VA15,786$230,304316%

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      Grosse Pointe Woods, MI15,785$93,40469%
      East San Gabriel, CA15,787$70,33927%
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      Jasper, IN15,790$55,2090%
      Walnut Park, CA15,791$43,50021%
      Great Falls, VA15,786$230,304316%
      Source: The Great Falls, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).