Income/capita 40%
Household income 38%
Unemployment 35%
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Income per capita$17,908$31,458$29,829
Median household income$34,214$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$47,309$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$16,813$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$23,920$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$18,705$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level24.9%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Needles is 40% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Needles is 38% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Needles is 35% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Needles is 65% higher than the national average

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      Needles employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.9%3.2%
      Manufacturing sector3.8%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services23.1%7.8%
      Public administration5.8%13.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities35.5%0.2%
      Education, health & social services0.8%31.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mohave Valley, AZ2,861$47,93513.4%
      Fort Mohave, AZ14,230$44,32719.9%
      Mesquite Creek, AZ440$41,94424.2%
      Arizona Village, AZ966$37,91731.5%
      Willow Valley, AZ844$33,79638.9%
      Needles, CA4,945$34,21438.2%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fairfield, IL4,944$37,85731.6%
      Chester, MD4,944$86,25055.9%
      Norway House 17, MB4,944n/a 
      Eagar, AZ4,943$58,3215.4%
      Circle Pines, MN4,947$73,35232.6%
      Needles, CA4,945$34,21438.2%
      Source: The Needles, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).