Highlands employment information

IndexHighlandsNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$49,806$26,779$29,829
Median household income$65,375$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$78,000$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$40,313$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$32,750$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$17,107$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate2.6%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level5.0%16.8%15.1%
The Highlands, NC employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Highlands is $49,806, which is 86% higher than than the North Carolina average and 67% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $65,375, which is 35% higher than than the North Carolina average and 18% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Highlands is 3%, which is 45% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Highlands is 5% which is 67% lower than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$43,578$65,375$130,750
City
$32,167$48,256$96,512
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.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Highlands is 67% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Highlands is 18% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Highlands is 45% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Highlands is 67% lower than the national average.

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Highlands median earnings by income bracket

Highlands employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry15.2%3.6%
Manufacturing sector5.1%7.2%
Financial & insurance services1.4%2.7%
Wholesale & retail services6.5%14.4%
Public administration0.0%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.5%1.4%
Education, health & social services6.9%12.6%
Other54.8%59.9%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Sky Valley, GA310$73,25032%
Dillard, GA375$44,68819%
Salem, SC149$40,83326%
Franklin, NC3,930$31,51943%
Clayton, GA1,872$27,76450%
Highlands, NC1,144$65,37518%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Sperry, OK1,144$39,40529%
Brookneal, VA1,144$27,46550%
Stryker, OH1,144$49,37511%
Laurel, NE1,144$47,32114%
Boulder, MT1,144$41,87524%
Highlands, NC1,144$65,37518%
Source: The Highlands, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).