Silver Spring employment information

IndexSilver SpringMarylandNational
Income per capita$39,603$37,756$29,829
Median household income$72,790$76,067$55,322
Median income owner occupied$123,942$95,994$70,586
Median income renter occupied$54,078$47,333$35,192
Median earnings male$40,446$46,495$36,919
Median earnings female$37,293$35,612$26,250
Unemployment rate5.4%4.5%4.7%
Poverty level11.7%9.9%15.1%
The Silver Spring, MD employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Silver Spring is $39,603, which is 5% higher than than the Maryland average and 33% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $72,790, which is 4% lower than than the Maryland average and 32% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Silver Spring is 5%, which is 15% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Silver Spring is 12% which is 23% lower than than the national average.

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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$48,521$72,790$145,580
City
$50,706$76,067$152,134
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.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Silver Spring is 33% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Silver Spring is 32% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Silver Spring is 15% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Silver Spring is 23% lower than the national average.

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Silver Spring median earnings by income bracket

Silver Spring employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry15.0%1.0%
Manufacturing sector3.2%0.2%
Financial & insurance services3.5%2.8%
Wholesale & retail services8.1%6.2%
Public administration12.6%11.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.4%1.1%
Education, health & social services13.0%30.8%
Other35.6%42.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Chevy Chase town, MD2,948$250,001352%
Somerset, MD1,215$250,001352%
Chevy Chase Village, MD2,030$250,001352%
Martin's Additions, MD912$250,001352%
Chevy Chase Section Five, MD641$250,001352%
Silver Spring, MD78,038$72,79032%

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Kennewick, WA77,975$52,1346%
Racine, WI77,931$41,17826%
Mount Pleasant, SC77,907$83,49051%
Gary, IN77,858$28,89548%
Hammond, IN78,349$41,68525%
Silver Spring, MD78,038$72,79032%
Source: The Silver Spring, MD employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).