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Income/capita 44%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 128%
IndexShorterAlabamaNational
Income per capita$16,780$24,736$29,829
Median household income$38,917$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$39,917$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$20,833$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$18,162$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate10.6%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level31.4%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Shorter is 44% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Shorter is 30% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Shorter is 128% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Shorter is 108% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $25,942$38,917$77,834
      City
      $29,835$44,758$89,516
      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.

      Shorter median earnings by income bracket

      Shorter employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.5%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector46.1%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services7.9%24.2%
      Public administration14.6%2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services6.7%40.0%
      Other16.9%23.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Pike Road, AL7,790$94,80571%
      Emerald Mountain, AL3,134$90,04363%
      Reeltown, AL363$62,50013%
      Franklin, AL198$46,25016%
      Tallassee, AL5,657$45,97217%
      Shorter, AL581$38,91730%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bedford Park, IL581$63,59415%
      Alda, NE581$46,70516%
      Chadwick, IL581$49,06311%
      James Town, WY581$90,52464%
      Ronda, NC581$30,45545%
      Shorter, AL581$38,91730%
      Source: The Shorter, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).