Income/capita 16%
Household income 26%
Unemployment 33%
IndexHappy ValleyAlaskaNational
Income per capita$24,933$34,191$29,829
Median household income$40,694$74,444$55,322
Median income owner occupied$51,042$90,966$70,586
Median income renter occupied$14,000$51,397$35,192
Median earnings male$19,375$42,898$36,919
Median earnings female$11,919$30,988$26,250
Unemployment rate6.2%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level16.5%10.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Happy Valley is 16% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Happy Valley is 26% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Happy Valley is 33% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Happy Valley is 9% higher than the national average

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      Happy Valley employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry52.2%21.9%
      Manufacturing sector6.7%1.6%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services8.9%6.3%
      Public administration0.0%2.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.3%4.7%
      Education, health & social services4.4%30.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Anchor Point, AK2,018$54,8551%
      Ninilchik, AK766$50,3919%
      Nikolaevsk, AK257$29,58347%
      Happy Valley, AK636$40,69426%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Robbinsville, NC636$16,33970%
      Alford, FL636$25,00055%
      Cecilia, KY636$53,6903%
      Grassflat, PA636$43,37022%
      Elgin, NE636$48,61112%
      Happy Valley, AK636$40,69426%
      Source: The Happy Valley, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).