Mount Vernon employment information

IndexMount VernonKentuckyNational
Income per capita$14,370$24,802$29,829
Median household income$21,104$44,811$55,322
Median income owner occupied$40,441$56,922$70,586
Median income renter occupied$14,987$26,529$35,192
Median earnings male$21,404$32,723$36,919
Median earnings female$12,586$23,082$26,250
Unemployment rate8.5%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level39.6%18.8%15.1%
The Mount Vernon, KY 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 Mount Vernon is $14,370, which is 42% lower than than the Kentucky average and 52% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $21,104, which is 53% lower than than the Kentucky average and 62% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Mount Vernon is 8%, which is 82% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Mount Vernon is 40% which is 162% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$14,067$21,104$42,208
City
$29,871$44,811$89,622
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 Mount Vernon is 52% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Mount Vernon is 62% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Mount Vernon is 82% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Mount Vernon is 162% higher than the national average.

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Mount Vernon employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry15.5%2.8%
Manufacturing sector20.7%5.0%
Financial & insurance services1.2%0.9%
Wholesale & retail services7.7%10.6%
Public administration7.2%3.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.5%1.2%
Education, health & social services10.0%33.3%
Other29.2%32.1%

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Mount Vernon, KY2,783$21,10462%

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Hamburg, AR2,783$28,51248%
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Desert Hills, AZ2,782$38,43231%
Meadowbrook, CA2,782$46,00017%
Mount Vernon, KY2,783$21,10462%
Source: The Mount Vernon, KY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).