Monroe employment information

IndexMonroeLouisianaNational
Income per capita$20,700$25,515$29,829
Median household income$28,681$45,652$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,308$59,392$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,174$27,113$35,192
Median earnings male$26,626$38,087$36,919
Median earnings female$18,991$22,909$26,250
Unemployment rate7.2%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level34.7%19.7%15.1%
The Monroe, LA 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 Monroe is $20,700, which is 19% lower than than the Louisiana average and 31% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $28,681, which is 37% lower than than the Louisiana average and 48% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Monroe is 7%, which is 55% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Monroe is 35% which is 129% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$19,118$28,681$57,362
City
$30,431$45,652$91,304
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 Monroe is 31% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Monroe is 48% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Monroe is 55% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Monroe is 129% higher than the national average.

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Monroe median earnings by income bracket

Monroe employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.3%0.4%
Manufacturing sector8.3%1.0%
Financial & insurance services3.0%8.8%
Wholesale & retail services18.3%12.1%
Public administration3.9%3.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.2%1.3%
Education, health & social services17.8%42.1%
Other31.4%28.1%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Start, LA1,035$70,26527%
Claiborne, LA11,299$53,4383%
Lakeshore, LA1,755$48,46812%
Swartz, LA5,235$43,45621%
Sterlington, LA2,165$42,29224%
Monroe, LA49,361$28,68148%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH49,353$51,5867%
Leesburg, VA49,401$102,13285%
Galveston, TX49,443$42,21624%
Florin, CA49,486$39,23129%
Logan, UT49,539$36,25634%
Monroe, LA49,361$28,68148%
Source: The Monroe, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).