Central employment information

Income per capita$29,348$30,369$27,309
Median household income$53,432$52,288$48,380
Median income owner occupied$0$70,124$60,564
Median income renter occupied$0$32,239$30,651
Median earnings male$33,185$29,707$31,798
Median earnings female$30,678$26,841$21,711
Unemployment rate2.2%2.3%3.6%
Poverty leveln/a16.5%14.9%
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  • The income per capita in Central is 2% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Central is 3% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Central is 53% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Central is equal to the national average.

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Central median earnings by income bracket

Central employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.7%2.2%
Manufacturing sector4.2%1.1%
Financial & insurance services2.8%8.0%
Wholesale & retail services13.9%13.9%
Public administration17.3%18.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.2%1.3%
Education, health & social services13.4%29.8%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
South Hills, MT529$99,16779%
Montana City, MT2,878$94,16770%
Helena Valley Northwest, MT3,967$79,28343%
Clancy, MT1,612$78,07741%
Jefferson City, MT686$77,39640%
Helena, MT30,102$52,2885%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Myrtle Beach, SC30,106$37,02333%
Orcutt, CA30,109$75,69537%
Burlingame, CA30,118$102,44385%
Holly Springs, NC30,126$98,04177%
Lawrenceville, GA30,127$41,57825%
Helena, MT30,102$52,2885%
Source: The Central, Helena, MT employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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