Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexLowellNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$24,794$26,779$29,829
Median household income$42,902$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$54,459$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,212$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$28,078$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$30,768$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate2.1%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level23.7%16.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Lowell is 17% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Lowell is 22% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Lowell is 56% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Lowell is 57% higher than the national average

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      $28,598 $42,902 $85,804
      $32,167 $48,256 $96,512
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Lowell median earnings by income bracket

      Lowell employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.1%10.1%
      Manufacturing sector12.7%12.7%
      Financial & insurance services5.4%5.4%
      Wholesale & retail services17.3%17.3%
      Public administration3.9%3.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.2%9.2%
      Education, health & social services5.9%5.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Lake Wylie, SC14,091$103,54887.2%
      Lowesville, NC3,180$100,91782.4%
      Huntersville, NC57,288$100,78982.2%
      Cornelius, NC29,836$90,37763.4%
      McAdenville, NC1,054$89,79262.3%
      Lowell, NC3,676$42,90222.5%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Chattanooga Valley, GA3,676$40,23427.3%
      South Toms River, NJ3,676$85,27154.1%
      Hidden Meadows, CA3,675$115,658109.1%
      Lake Land'Or, VA3,675$99,57980.0%
      Ravenswood, WV3,675$37,01233.1%
      Lowell, NC3,676$42,90222.5%
      Source: The Lowell, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).