West employment information

IndexWestRaleighNorth Carolina
Income per capita$26,389$33,682$26,779
Median household income$49,446$58,641$48,256
Median income owner occupied$0$85,177$61,102
Median income renter occupied$0$40,132$31,027
Median earnings male$31,348$38,075$32,737
Median earnings female$24,509$30,955$25,062
Unemployment rate3.6%4.3%5.1%
Poverty leveln/a14.9%16.8%

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  • The income per capita in West is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in West is 11% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in West is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in West is equal to the national average.

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West median earnings by income bracket

West employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.4%1.4%
Manufacturing sector9.2%0.1%
Financial & insurance services2.7%4.2%
Wholesale & retail services13.8%14.3%
Public administration4.9%3.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.4%1.8%
Education, health & social services17.4%31.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Holly Springs, NC30,126$98,04177%
Apex, NC43,893$95,28372%
Cary, NC155,822$94,61771%
Morrisville, NC22,600$92,76968%
Rolesville, NC5,583$91,00064%
Raleigh, NC441,326$58,6416%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Omaha, NE443,072$50,8278%
Colorado Springs, CO448,759$56,2272%
Virginia Beach, VA449,733$67,71922%
Miami, FL432,622$31,64243%
Atlanta, GA456,378$49,39811%
Raleigh, NC441,326$58,6416%
Source: The West, Raleigh, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).