Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexMills RiverNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$35,592$26,779$29,829
Median household income$66,223$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$71,745$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$41,083$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$41,104$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$33,594$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate1.1%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level6.9%16.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Mills River is 19% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Mills River is 20% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Mills River is 77% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Mills River is 55% lower than the national average

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      $44,144 $66,223 $132,446
      $32,167 $48,256 $96,512
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Mills River median earnings by income bracket

      Mills River employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.8%8.8%
      Manufacturing sector14.8%14.8%
      Financial & insurance services2.6%2.6%
      Wholesale & retail services25.2%25.2%
      Public administration3.6%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.3%2.3%
      Education, health & social services7.3%7.3%

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      Royal Pines, NC4,499$84,41552.6%
      Bent Creek, NC1,652$82,62949.4%
      Mills River, NC7,319$66,22319.7%

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      Mills River, NC7,319$66,22319.7%
      Source: The Mills River, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).