Lexington employment information

IndexLexingtonMississippiNational
Income per capita$20,432$21,651$29,829
Median household income$30,200$40,528$55,322
Median income owner occupied$32,359$50,403$70,586
Median income renter occupied$15,871$24,844$35,192
Median earnings male$31,961$31,665$36,919
Median earnings female$28,819$22,259$26,250
Unemployment rate7.9%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level42.5%22.3%15.1%
The Lexington, MS 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 Lexington is $20,432, which is 6% lower than than the Mississippi average and 32% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $30,200, which is 25% lower than than the Mississippi average and 45% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Lexington is 8%, which is 69% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Lexington is 43% which is 181% higher than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$20,131$30,200$60,400
City
$27,015$40,528$81,056
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 Lexington is 32% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Lexington is 45% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Lexington is 69% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Lexington is 181% higher than the national average.

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Lexington employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry14.1%0.0%
Manufacturing sector19.5%5.0%
Financial & insurance services6.4%7.1%
Wholesale & retail services16.6%7.4%
Public administration7.3%9.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.9%6.4%
Education, health & social services18.5%28.4%
Other14.7%19.9%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Durant, MS2,851$22,14860%
Goodman, MS1,340$19,77364%
Cruger, MS376$17,60468%
Tchula, MS1,833$14,39074%
Lexington, MS2,133$30,20045%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cave Junction, OR2,133$26,88851%
Ely, IA2,133$95,80473%
Mount Pleasant, NC2,133$60,4699%
Bath, MI2,133$67,55422%
South Creek, WA2,132$58,1625%
Lexington, MS2,133$30,20045%
Source: The Lexington, MS employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).