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Income/capita 127%
Household income 114%
Unemployment 34%
IndexPrincetonNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$67,660$37,538$29,829
Median household income$118,467$73,702$55,322
Median income owner occupied$196,775$97,281$70,586
Median income renter occupied$60,192$42,169$35,192
Median earnings male$40,136$47,369$36,919
Median earnings female$23,532$32,116$26,250
Unemployment rate3.1%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level6.6%10.9%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Princeton is 127% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Princeton is 114% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Princeton is 34% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Princeton is 56% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $78,970$118,467$236,934
      City
      $49,129$73,702$147,404
      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.

      Princeton median earnings by income bracket

      Princeton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry1.3%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector8.0%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services6.0%4.8%
      Wholesale & retail services5.6%6.8%
      Public administration2.9%2.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.7%0.5%
      Education, health & social services40.1%50.4%
      Other32.3%29.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Pleasant Plains, NJ580$196,161255%
      Blackwells Mills, NJ646$185,186235%
      Blawenburg, NJ305$182,639230%
      Princeton Junction, NJ2,503$169,107206%
      Woodside, PA2,533$164,211197%
      Princeton, NJ30,168$118,467114%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Madison Heights, MI30,168$43,15822%
      Needham, MA30,167$139,477152%
      Kahului, HI30,164$70,90528%
      Post Falls, ID30,157$48,89412%
      Texarkana, AR30,155$37,65932%
      Princeton, NJ30,168$118,467114%
      Source: The Princeton, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).