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Income/capita 50%
Household income 53%
Unemployment 56%
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IndexLower 9th WardNew OrleansLouisiana
Income per capita$14,950$28,444$25,515
Median household income$25,937$37,488$45,652
Median income owner occupied$0$59,539$59,392
Median income renter occupied$0$24,961$27,113
Median earnings male$24,517$32,100$38,087
Median earnings female$19,907$25,676$22,909
Unemployment rate7.3%6.0%4.6%
Poverty leveln/a26.2%19.7%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Lower 9th Ward is 50% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Lower 9th Ward is 53% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Lower 9th Ward is 56% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Lower 9th Ward is 100% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $24,989$37,488$74,976
      City
      $30,431$45,652$91,304
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Lower 9th Ward median earnings by income bracket

      Lower 9th Ward employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.3%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector2.6%2.5%
      Financial & insurance services1.9%0.5%
      Wholesale & retail services9.5%11.3%
      Public administration6.2%9.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.8%1.1%
      Education, health & social services11.2%29.9%
      Other45.9%43.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lafourche Crossing, LA2,125$75,78137.0%
      Meraux, LA6,787$67,02821.2%
      River Ridge, LA13,706$63,63615.0%
      Harahan, LA9,321$59,3977.4%
      Elmwood, LA4,658$59,0376.7%
      New Orleans, LA382,922$37,48832.2%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Arlington, TX383,899$53,5743.2%
      Wichita, KS388,033$46,77515.4%
      Cleveland, OH389,165$26,58351.9%
      Bakersfield, CA367,555$58,6696.1%
      Tulsa, OK399,906$43,04522.2%
      New Orleans, LA382,922$37,48832.2%
      Source: The Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).