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Income/capita 76%
Household income 44%
Unemployment 18%
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IndexShaker HeightsOhioNational
Income per capita$52,441$27,800$29,829
Median household income$79,519$50,674$55,322
Median income owner occupied$113,971$65,077$70,586
Median income renter occupied$40,277$28,832$35,192
Median earnings male$58,750$36,579$36,919
Median earnings female$37,071$24,862$26,250
Unemployment rate3.8%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level8.1%15.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Shaker Heights is 76% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Shaker Heights is 44% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Shaker Heights is 18% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Shaker Heights is 47% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $53,007$79,519$159,038
      City
      $33,779$50,674$101,348
      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.

      Shaker Heights median earnings by income bracket

      Shaker Heights employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.0%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector12.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services8.4%6.4%
      Wholesale & retail services6.9%8.4%
      Public administration4.1%2.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.8%1.4%
      Education, health & social services30.8%49.3%
      Other29.5%23.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hunting Valley, OH787$250,001351.9%
      Bentleyville, OH905$173,250213.2%
      Pepper Pike, OH6,150$164,471197.3%
      Moreland Hills, OH3,297$139,539152.2%
      Gates Mills, OH2,229$132,167138.9%
      Shaker Heights, OH27,773$79,51943.7%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Saugus, MA27,773$78,37241.7%
      Sahuarita, AZ27,780$69,33325.3%
      Benicia, CA27,780$87,01157.3%
      Aberdeen, SD27,783$46,33016.3%
      Melrose, MA27,787$87,71258.5%
      Shaker Heights, OH27,773$79,51943.7%
      Source: The Shaker Heights, OH employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).