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Income/capita 13%
Household income 53%
Unemployment 7%
IndexLakesAlaskaNational
Income per capita$33,678$34,191$29,829
Median household income$84,821$74,444$55,322
Median income owner occupied$96,270$90,966$70,586
Median income renter occupied$53,466$51,397$35,192
Median earnings male$49,865$42,898$36,919
Median earnings female$30,316$30,988$26,250
Unemployment rate5.0%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level7.4%10.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Lakes is 13% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Lakes is 53% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Lakes is 7% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Lakes is 51% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $56,541$84,821$169,642
      City
      $49,624$74,444$148,888
      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.

      Lakes median earnings by income bracket

      Lakes employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.8%3.9%
      Manufacturing sector5.2%1.4%
      Financial & insurance services1.0%2.0%
      Wholesale & retail services10.7%14.2%
      Public administration13.3%8.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.5%1.8%
      Education, health & social services13.4%40.4%
      Other34.0%26.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fishhook, AK5,866$95,03072%
      Gateway, AK6,061$91,53865%
      Farm Loop, AK1,119$88,12559%
      Knik-Fairview, AK17,038$85,33554%
      Tanaina, AK9,736$81,10947%
      Lakes, AK8,944$84,82153%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lantana, TX8,944$142,375157%
      Boiling Springs, SC8,945$57,1433%
      Maili, HI8,943$59,1167%
      Claymont, DE8,943$52,1906%
      Bennington, VT8,945$37,00133%
      Lakes, AK8,944$84,82153%
      Source: The Lakes, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).