Penton employment information

IndexPentonAlabamaNational
Income per capita$19,072$24,736$29,829
Median household income$30,030$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$30,863$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$19,435$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$0$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate7.5%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level34.9%18.4%15.1%
The Penton, AL employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Penton is $19,072, which is 23% lower than than the Alabama average and 36% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $30,030, which is 33% lower than than the Alabama average and 46% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Penton is 7%, which is 60% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Penton is 35% which is 131% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$20,017$30,030$60,060
City
$29,835$44,758$89,516
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
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.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Penton is 36% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Penton is 46% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Penton is 60% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Penton is 131% higher than the national average.

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Penton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry20.0%0.0%
Manufacturing sector0.0%111.1%
Financial & insurance services0.0%100.0%
Wholesale & retail services0.0%0.0%
Public administration0.0%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%0.0%
Education, health & social services0.0%0.0%
Other80.0%0.0%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Fredonia, AL392$58,7506%
Daviston, AL232$46,25016%
Huguley, AL2,257$39,91628%
Roanoke, AL5,987$36,59134%
Five Points, AL180$35,62536%
Penton, AL172$30,03046%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Rachel, WV172$0100%
Smithfield, IL172$37,25033%
Bolckow, MO172$35,62536%
Benton City, MO172$53,0214%
Newbern, AL172$18,63666%
Penton, AL172$30,03046%
Source: The Penton, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).