Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexHorse ShoeNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$35,866$26,779$29,829
Median household income$69,464$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$74,145$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,000$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$37,426$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$35,707$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate3.3%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level12.6%16.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Horse Shoe is 20% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Horse Shoe is 26% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Horse Shoe is 29% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Horse Shoe is 17% lower than the national average

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      $46,304 $69,464 $138,928
      $32,167 $48,256 $96,512
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Horse Shoe median earnings by income bracket

      Horse Shoe employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.4%7.4%
      Manufacturing sector24.9%24.9%
      Financial & insurance services3.0%3.0%
      Wholesale & retail services7.9%7.9%
      Public administration4.7%4.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.1%8.1%
      Education, health & social services9.6%9.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Biltmore Forest, NC1,679$164,000196.4%
      Flat Rock, NC3,354$90,64263.8%
      Avery Creek, NC3,256$90,33363.3%
      Royal Pines, NC4,499$84,41552.6%
      Bent Creek, NC1,652$82,62949.4%
      Horse Shoe, NC2,174$69,46425.6%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Ester, AK2,174$66,68320.5%
      Earle, AR2,174$37,18832.8%
      Lake Hamilton, AR2,174$45,83317.2%
      Port Sulphur, LA2,174$44,68819.2%
      Commercial Point, OH2,174$79,31843.4%
      Horse Shoe, NC2,174$69,46425.6%
      Source: The Horse Shoe, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).