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Income/capita 33%
Household income 36%
Unemployment 24%
IndexLackawannaNew YorkNational
Income per capita$20,015$34,212$29,829
Median household income$35,563$60,741$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,208$83,277$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,450$38,983$35,192
Median earnings male$30,241$40,464$36,919
Median earnings female$21,540$30,906$26,250
Unemployment rate5.8%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level24.3%15.5%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Lackawanna is 33% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Lackawanna is 36% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Lackawanna is 24% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Lackawanna is 61% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $23,706$35,563$71,126
      City
      $40,489$60,741$121,482
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Lackawanna median earnings by income bracket

      Lackawanna employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.6%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector17.0%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services4.0%9.4%
      Wholesale & retail services12.8%12.7%
      Public administration6.6%5.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.7%2.6%
      Education, health & social services10.6%35.9%
      Other30.7%26.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Clarence Center, NY2,341$102,03184%
      Harris Hill, NY5,761$87,14358%
      Orchard Park, NY3,197$85,82155%
      Clarence, NY2,927$85,07854%
      Elma Center, NY2,701$84,51953%
      Lackawanna, NY17,992$35,56336%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fairhope, AL17,996$61,72312%
      Wisconsin Rapids, WI17,987$35,77535%
      Suwanee, GA18,001$82,46549%
      Springboro, OH17,978$99,36480%
      Westbrook, ME17,969$48,07413%
      Lackawanna, NY17,992$35,56336%
      Source: The Lackawanna, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).