Income/capita 40%
Household income 7%
Unemployment 145%
IndexPoint LayAlaskaNational
Income per capita$17,892$34,191$29,829
Median household income$59,375$74,444$55,322
Median income owner occupied$76,250$90,966$70,586
Median income renter occupied$50,000$51,397$35,192
Median earnings male$27,917$42,898$36,919
Median earnings female$14,375$30,988$26,250
Unemployment rate11.4%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level23.7%10.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Point Lay is 40% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Point Lay is 7% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Point Lay is 145% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Point Lay is 57% higher than the national average

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      Point Lay employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry22.2%2.6%
      Manufacturing sector0.0%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services4.8%10.5%
      Public administration20.6%34.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities28.6%2.6%
      Education, health & social services14.3%44.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Point Lay, AK306$59,3757%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Stonyford, CA306$40,15627%
      Heath, AL306$37,25033%
      Clayville, NY306$41,38925%
      Fortine, MT306$38,05631%
      Kelley, IA306$73,75033%
      Point Lay, AK306$59,3757%
      Source: The Point Lay, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).