Lake Wales employment information

IndexLake WalesFloridaNational
Income per capita$18,601$27,598$29,829
Median household income$38,268$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$51,173$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,164$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$24,052$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$16,662$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate8.8%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level24.0%16.1%15.1%
The Lake Wales, FL 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 Lake Wales is $18,601, which is 33% lower than than the Florida average and 38% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $38,268, which is 22% lower than than the Florida average and 31% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Lake Wales is 9%, which is 89% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Lake Wales is 24% which is 59% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$25,509$38,268$76,536
City
$32,596$48,900$97,800
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 Lake Wales is 38% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Lake Wales is 31% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Lake Wales is 89% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Lake Wales is 59% higher than the national average.

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Lake Wales employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.6%0.0%
Manufacturing sector16.6%5.4%
Financial & insurance services1.1%5.7%
Wholesale & retail services20.9%18.9%
Public administration4.5%5.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.2%2.4%
Education, health & social services8.8%32.6%
Other35.6%32.1%

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Jan Phyl Village, FL4,802$48,51412%
Eagle Lake, FL2,411$47,06515%
Lake Wales, FL15,206$38,26831%

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Greenwood Village, CO15,208$116,743111%
North Myrtle Beach, SC15,201$49,86310%
Alpine, CA15,188$79,44444%
Bellevue, WI15,187$53,3604%
Pataskala, OH15,225$69,57426%
Lake Wales, FL15,206$38,26831%
Source: The Lake Wales, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).