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Income/capita 8%
Household income 36%
Unemployment 72%
IndexHiawasseeGeorgiaNational
Income per capita$27,516$26,678$29,829
Median household income$35,217$51,037$55,322
Median income owner occupied$38,929$65,914$70,586
Median income renter occupied$29,792$32,100$35,192
Median earnings male$40,333$34,871$36,919
Median earnings female$12,500$25,493$26,250
Unemployment rate1.3%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level22.5%17.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Hiawassee is 8% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Hiawassee is 36% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Hiawassee is 72% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Hiawassee is 49% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $23,475$35,217$70,434
      City
      $34,021$51,037$102,074
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Hiawassee median earnings by income bracket

      Hiawassee employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry19.6%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector3.6%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services3.6%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services17.0%7.7%
      Public administration0.0%13.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%7.0%
      Education, health & social services17.0%15.4%
      Other39.3%32.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hayesville, NC427$29,37547%
      Young Harris, GA1,027$24,58356%
      Blairsville, GA729$16,76670%
      Tate City, GA0$0100%
      Hiawassee, GA887$35,21736%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bird Island, MN887$49,28611%
      Lobelville, TN887$33,21440%
      Biwabik, MN887$33,90239%
      Danielsville, GA887$45,93817%
      Mount Crested Butte, CO887$52,3085%
      Hiawassee, GA887$35,21736%
      Source: The Hiawassee, GA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).