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Income/capita 44%
Household income 26%
Unemployment 12%
IndexLake CityArkansasNational
Income per capita$16,667$23,401$29,829
Median household income$40,995$42,336$55,322
Median income owner occupied$44,777$53,342$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,441$26,724$35,192
Median earnings male$35,345$31,526$36,919
Median earnings female$16,984$22,388$26,250
Unemployment rate5.2%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level18.5%18.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Lake City is 44% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Lake City is 26% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Lake City is 12% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Lake City is 22% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $27,327$40,995$81,990
      City
      $28,221$42,336$84,672
      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.

      Lake City median earnings by income bracket

      Lake City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.8%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector33.8%16.4%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%4.4%
      Wholesale & retail services16.4%11.8%
      Public administration4.5%2.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.0%1.5%
      Education, health & social services7.3%42.1%
      Other18.4%25.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Monette, AR1,752$50,0699%
      Caraway, AR1,068$44,55019%
      Black Oak, AR253$43,75021%
      Jonesboro, AR72,638$42,73223%
      Brookland, AR2,717$41,34425%
      Lake City, AR2,570$40,99526%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Okanogan, WA2,570$35,04537%
      Sabetha, KS2,570$46,31816%
      Tahoka, TX2,570$40,29827%
      Milton, WV2,571$40,00028%
      Salem, AR2,571$65,69419%
      Lake City, AR2,570$40,99526%
      Source: The Lake City, AR employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).