Income/capita 29%
Household income 39%
Unemployment 19%
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Income per capita$21,031$24,736$29,829
Median household income$33,869$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$49,429$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$17,447$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$30,631$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$21,423$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate3.8%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level25.8%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Sheffield is 29% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Sheffield is 39% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Sheffield is 19% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Sheffield is 71% higher than the national average

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      Sheffield employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.8%1.7%
      Manufacturing sector24.0%1.1%
      Financial & insurance services3.5%3.5%
      Wholesale & retail services16.5%11.1%
      Public administration8.7%4.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.0%2.6%
      Education, health & social services5.6%33.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      St. Florian, AL429$61,25010.7%
      Killen, AL1,129$52,1435.7%
      Muscle Shoals, AL13,585$52,1325.8%
      Tuscumbia, AL8,506$47,50014.1%
      Underwood-Petersville, AL3,723$45,49017.8%
      Sheffield, AL9,067$33,86938.8%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Berkeley, MO9,068$30,26245.3%
      Newark, NY9,068$35,49035.8%
      Picnic Point, WA9,068$95,90073.3%
      Smithville, MO9,069$72,70831.4%
      Georgetown, SC9,071$26,10552.8%
      Sheffield, AL9,067$33,86938.8%
      Source: The Sheffield, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).