Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$24,271$30,903$26,686
Median household income$50,441$61,640$51,340
Median income owner occupied$0$76,427$63,012
Median income renter occupied$0$43,177$35,905
Median earnings male$33,345$38,208$33,127
Median earnings female$26,400$30,265$25,835
Unemployment rate6.3%3.3%4.7%
Poverty leveln/a13.3%17.7%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Southwest is 19% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Southwest is 9% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Southwest is 36% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Southwest is 100% lower than the national average

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      $41,089 $61,640 $123,280
      $34,223 $51,340 $102,680
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Southwest median earnings by income bracket

      Southwest employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.2%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector10.0%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services5.6%9.3%
      Wholesale & retail services14.1%13.3%
      Public administration3.2%3.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%2.5%
      Education, health & social services10.8%36.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Paradise Valley, AZ14,502$212,773284.6%
      Queen Creek, AZ52,162$104,16188.3%
      Gilbert, AZ248,349$99,15479.2%
      Scottsdale, AZ254,995$91,04264.6%
      Fountain Hills, AZ25,167$87,08057.4%
      Mesa, AZ508,918$61,64011.4%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Sacramento, CA503,482$65,84719.0%
      Atlanta, GA497,642$64,17916.0%
      Fresno, CA526,147$53,3683.5%
      Kansas City, MO491,158$56,1791.5%
      Omaha, NE479,529$62,21312.5%
      Mesa, AZ508,918$61,64011.4%
      Source: The Southwest, Mesa, AZ employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).