Income/capita 1%
Household income 3%
Unemployment 23%
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Income per capita$29,502$34,191$29,829
Median household income$53,937$74,444$55,322
Median income owner occupied$72,882$90,966$70,586
Median income renter occupied$40,500$51,397$35,192
Median earnings male$35,513$42,898$36,919
Median earnings female$25,946$30,988$26,250
Unemployment rate5.7%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level13.6%10.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Ketchikan is 1% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Ketchikan is 3% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Ketchikan is 23% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Ketchikan is 10% lower than the national average

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      Ketchikan employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.5%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector4.6%4.7%
      Financial & insurance services2.0%5.8%
      Wholesale & retail services21.6%19.8%
      Public administration8.9%7.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.4%7.6%
      Education, health & social services12.9%31.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Saxman, AK422$47,00015.0%
      Ketchikan, AK8,189$53,9372.5%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Goderich, ON8,190n/a 
      Wynne, AR8,195$40,08627.5%
      Kimberley, BC8,195n/a 
      Aransas Pass, TX8,180$43,83220.8%
      Garden City Park, NY8,179$104,47288.8%
      Ketchikan, AK8,189$53,9372.5%
      Source: The Ketchikan, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).