Income/capita 77%
Household income 137%
Unemployment 40%
IndexPlainviewNew YorkNational
Income per capita$52,734$34,212$29,829
Median household income$131,172$60,741$55,322
Median income owner occupied$136,812$83,277$70,586
Median income renter occupied$45,625$38,983$35,192
Median earnings male$77,894$40,464$36,919
Median earnings female$43,248$30,906$26,250
Unemployment rate2.8%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level2.9%15.5%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Plainview is 77% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Plainview is 137% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Plainview is 40% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Plainview is 81% lower than the national average

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      Plainview employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.0%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector6.1%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services11.0%8.2%
      Wholesale & retail services19.0%9.5%
      Public administration5.3%1.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.6%1.5%
      Education, health & social services16.8%46.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hewlett Bay Park, NY366$250,001352%
      Brookville, NY3,556$237,083329%
      Sands Point, NY2,859$231,667319%
      Plandome, NY1,228$228,409313%
      Upper Brookville, NY1,634$226,250309%
      Plainview, NY26,087$131,172137%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Xenia, OH26,105$38,42631%
      Carbondale, IL26,066$19,51565%
      Wasco, CA26,061$39,55928%
      Key West, FL26,039$58,4946%
      Rockledge, FL26,144$57,0543%
      Plainview, NY26,087$131,172137%
      Source: The Plainview, NY employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).