La Plata employment information

IndexLa PlataMissouriNational
Income per capita$18,191$27,044$29,829
Median household income$36,118$49,593$55,322
Median income owner occupied$42,625$62,242$70,586
Median income renter occupied$18,906$30,016$35,192
Median earnings male$24,792$34,901$36,919
Median earnings female$18,729$24,771$26,250
Unemployment rate2.8%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level20.5%15.3%15.1%
The La Plata, MO 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 La Plata is $18,191, which is 33% lower than than the Missouri average and 39% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $36,118, which is 27% lower than than the Missouri average and 35% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in La Plata is 3%, which is 39% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in La Plata is 21% which is 36% higher than than the national average.

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$24,076$36,118$72,236
City
$33,058$49,593$99,186
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 La Plata is 39% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in La Plata is 35% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in La Plata is 39% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in La Plata is 36% higher than the national average.

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La Plata median earnings by income bracket

La Plata employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.7%0.0%
Manufacturing sector11.7%1.0%
Financial & insurance services1.0%1.0%
Wholesale & retail services17.2%20.9%
Public administration1.7%4.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities22.0%4.2%
Education, health & social services13.1%37.6%
Other14.8%29.1%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Gibbs, MO102$43,62521%
Atlanta, MO556$37,18833%
Hurdland, MO104$35,46936%
Elmer, MO84$35,00037%
Millard, MO96$31,87542%
La Plata, MO1,333$36,11835%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Mountain View, WY1,333$56,4772%
Red Lake Falls, MN1,333$45,07819%
Sea Bright, NJ1,333$82,90050%
Tracy City, TN1,333$22,72759%
Steep Falls, ME1,333$83,80051%
La Plata, MO1,333$36,11835%
Source: The La Plata, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).