Income/capita 34%
Household income 35%
Unemployment 55%
IndexLake WorthFloridaNational
Income per capita$19,707$27,598$29,829
Median household income$36,039$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$56,192$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,473$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$21,415$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$19,650$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate7.2%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level28.7%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Lake Worth is 34% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Lake Worth is 35% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Lake Worth is 55% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Lake Worth is 90% higher than the national average

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      Lake Worth employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry19.6%2.0%
      Manufacturing sector2.7%3.8%
      Financial & insurance services1.4%1.9%
      Wholesale & retail services12.4%12.8%
      Public administration1.3%1.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.5%1.3%
      Education, health & social services6.4%27.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Manalapan, FL270$209,375278%
      Golf, FL213$188,750241%
      Gulf Stream, FL660$183,125231%
      Palm Beach, FL8,501$115,050108%
      Highland Beach, FL3,689$100,06381%
      Lake Worth, FL36,838$36,03935%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Oakville, MO36,838$78,99343%
      Plant City, FL36,830$45,89217%
      Royal Palm Beach, FL36,829$68,09123%
      Lynnwood, WA36,861$53,3084%
      Hobbs, NM36,863$57,5354%
      Lake Worth, FL36,838$36,03935%
      Source: The Lake Worth, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).