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Income/capita 70%
Household income 39%
Unemployment 146%
IndexMentasta LakeAlaskaNational
Income per capita$9,022$34,191$29,829
Median household income$33,750$74,444$55,322
Median income owner occupied$0$90,966$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,583$51,397$35,192
Median earnings male$36,250$42,898$36,919
Median earnings female$0$30,988$26,250
Unemployment rate11.5%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level53.0%10.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Mentasta Lake is 70% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Mentasta Lake is 39% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Mentasta Lake is 146% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Mentasta Lake is 251% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $22,497$33,750$67,500
      City
      $49,624$74,444$148,888
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Mentasta Lake median earnings by income bracket

      Mentasta Lake employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry0.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector0.0%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services0.0%0.0%
      Public administration21.4%52.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services0.0%48.0%
      Other78.6%0.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Slana, AK0$0100%
      Mentasta Lake, AK181$33,75039%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      New Harmony, UT181$50,4179%
      Climax, GA181$44,06320%
      Swaledale, IA181$38,57130%
      Sweden Valley, PA181$38,75030%
      Lockbourne, OH181$38,92930%
      Mentasta Lake, AK181$33,75039%
      Source: The Mentasta Lake, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).