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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexWest SideNewarkNew Jersey
Income per capita$15,358$20,924$37,538
Median household income$29,552$37,476$73,702
Median income owner occupied$0$71,149$97,281
Median income renter occupied$0$31,234$42,169
Median earnings male$25,538$33,203$47,369
Median earnings female$25,197$24,010$32,116
Unemployment rate14.0%6.5%5.2%
Poverty leveln/a26.3%10.9%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Side is 49% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in West Side is 47% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West Side is 200% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in West Side is 100% lower than the national average

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      $24,981 $37,476 $74,952
      $49,129 $73,702 $147,404
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      West Side median earnings by income bracket

      West Side employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.3%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector9.7%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services2.4%5.0%
      Wholesale & retail services19.2%10.6%
      Public administration1.2%2.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities22.2%9.5%
      Education, health & social services9.6%45.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Short Hills, NJ13,700$250,001351.9%
      Mountain Lakes, NJ4,249$225,208307.1%
      Essex Fells, NJ2,037$215,104288.8%
      Upper Montclair, NJ11,439$214,726288.1%
      Glen Ridge, NJ7,583$211,091281.6%
      Newark, NJ281,917$37,47632.3%

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      Saskatoon, SK281,340n/a 
      Orlando, FL284,817$55,1830.3%
      Lincoln, NE286,388$60,0638.6%
      Durham, NC276,341$61,96212.0%
      Toledo, OH275,116$39,15529.2%
      Newark, NJ281,917$37,47632.3%
      Source: The West Side, Newark, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).