Income/capita 7%
Household income 15%
Unemployment 17%
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%

Key findings

  • 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

Best Places for Employment in and Around The Rockaways

See all the best places to live around The Rockaways

Compare New York, NY Employment

      How would you rate the job market in The Rockaways?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      How accessible is public transit in The Rockaways?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all The Rockaways poll results

      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      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.

      The Rockaways median earnings by income bracket

      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).