Income/capita 38%
Household income 33%
Unemployment 81%
Income per capita$18,524$24,736$29,829
Median household income$36,875$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$0$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$30,750$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$0$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate0.9%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level17.6%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Lester is 38% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Lester is 33% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Lester is 81% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Lester is 16% higher than the national average

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      Lester employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry0.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector19.2%4.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services34.6%28.6%
      Public administration7.7%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities15.4%0.0%
      Education, health & social services0.0%33.3%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Elkton, TN559$48,75012%
      Elkmont, AL496$47,50014%
      Athens, AL24,461$45,92017%
      Anderson, AL259$45,50018%
      Minor Hill, TN610$40,00028%
      Lester, AL131$36,87533%

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      Alpine, OR131$0100%
      Rocklake, ND131$36,25034%
      Snelling, CA131$49,84410%
      Silverstreet, SC131$47,25015%
      Fenwood, WI131$48,75012%
      Lester, AL131$36,87533%
      Source: The Lester, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).