Jackson employment information

IndexJacksonKentuckyNational
Income per capita$17,638$24,802$29,829
Median household income$26,891$44,811$55,322
Median income owner occupied$35,357$56,922$70,586
Median income renter occupied$12,394$26,529$35,192
Median earnings male$21,150$32,723$36,919
Median earnings female$22,083$23,082$26,250
Unemployment rate5.3%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level36.2%18.8%15.1%
The Jackson, KY 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 Jackson is $17,638, which is 29% lower than than the Kentucky average and 41% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $26,891, which is 40% lower than than the Kentucky average and 51% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Jackson is 5%, which is 13% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Jackson is 36% which is 140% higher than than the national average.
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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$17,925$26,891$53,782
City
$29,871$44,811$89,622
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.

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  • The income per capita in Jackson is 41% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Jackson is 51% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Jackson is 13% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Jackson is 140% higher than the national average.

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Jackson employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.6%0.0%
Manufacturing sector9.0%0.0%
Financial & insurance services1.0%2.7%
Wholesale & retail services7.3%10.8%
Public administration12.0%7.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%0.0%
Education, health & social services12.8%52.9%
Other41.2%24.9%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Campton, KY662$16,80670%
Jackson, KY2,321$26,89151%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Deep River Center, CT2,321$68,55324%
East Bronson, FL2,321$31,00044%
Lake Placid, FL2,321$23,17758%
Hickman, KY2,321$20,48863%
Geistown, PA2,320$60,3139%
Jackson, KY2,321$26,89151%
Source: The Jackson, KY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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