Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$24,491$24,736$29,829
Median household income$36,774$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$51,476$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,601$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$33,468$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$23,635$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate2.7%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level23.3%18.4%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Sheffield is 18% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Sheffield is 34% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Sheffield is 43% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Sheffield is 54% higher than the national average

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      $24,513 $36,774 $73,548
      $29,835 $44,758 $89,516
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      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.

      Sheffield median earnings by income bracket

      Sheffield employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry15.7%15.7%
      Manufacturing sector23.5%23.5%
      Financial & insurance services0.2%0.2%
      Wholesale & retail services15.9%15.9%
      Public administration4.8%4.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.4%7.4%
      Education, health & social services12.4%12.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Muscle Shoals, AL14,379$54,6201.3%
      Killen, AL1,146$52,0056.0%
      Littleville, AL949$44,16720.2%
      Tuscumbia, AL8,445$41,13125.7%
      Florence, AL40,652$39,73528.2%
      Sheffield, AL8,925$36,77433.5%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Pineville, NC8,923$53,8732.6%
      Sturgeon Bay, WI8,927$57,2263.4%
      Shawano, WI8,928$48,50512.3%
      Ivins, UT8,931$67,99622.9%
      Alma, MI8,918$35,67035.5%
      Sheffield, AL8,925$36,77433.5%
      Source: The Sheffield, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).