Lower East Side employment information

IndexLower East SideNew YorkNew York
Income per capita$34,132$34,099$34,212
Median household income$49,246$55,191$60,741
Median income owner occupied$0$88,737$83,277
Median income renter occupied$0$42,581$38,983
Median earnings male$50,742$39,282$40,464
Median earnings female$37,602$32,636$30,906
Unemployment rate4.9%5.5%4.8%
Poverty leveln/a20.3%15.5%
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  • The income per capita in Lower East Side is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Lower East Side is 11% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Lower East Side is 4% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Lower East Side is equal to the national average.

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Lower East Side median earnings by income bracket

Lower East Side employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry3.8%0.5%
Manufacturing sector3.9%0.0%
Financial & insurance services9.2%5.3%
Wholesale & retail services10.1%12.5%
Public administration2.4%2.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.6%1.7%
Education, health & social services9.8%32.8%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Sands Point, NY2,859$231,667319%
Plandome Heights, NY983$205,938272%
Upper Montclair, NJ11,731$190,515244%
North Caldwell, NJ6,519$188,897241%
Lake Success, NY3,084$179,531225%
New York, NY8,461,961$55,1910%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Los Angeles, CA3,918,872$51,5387%
Chicago, IL2,714,017$50,4349%
New York, NY8,461,961$55,1910%
Source: The Lower East Side, New York, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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