The Rockaways employment information

IndexThe RockawaysNew YorkNew York
Income per capita$27,884$34,099$34,212
Median household income$63,514$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$49,389$39,282$40,464
Median earnings female$37,917$32,636$30,906
Unemployment rate5.4%5.5%4.8%
Poverty leveln/a20.3%15.5%
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  • The income per capita in The Rockaways is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in The Rockaways is 15% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in The Rockaways is 17% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in The Rockaways is equal to the national average.

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The Rockaways employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.1%0.6%
Manufacturing sector4.3%0.0%
Financial & insurance services4.4%4.4%
Wholesale & retail services10.2%9.6%
Public administration7.5%5.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.9%4.5%
Education, health & social services17.1%48.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Hewlett Bay Park, NY366$250,001352%
Munsey Park, NY2,719$222,083301%
Hewlett Harbor, NY1,247$210,750281%
Hewlett Neck, NY363$209,583279%
Roslyn Estates, NY1,200$208,929278%
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 The Rockaways, New York, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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