Income/capita 32%
Household income 16%
Unemployment 10%
Income per capita$39,455$34,191$29,829
Median household income$64,412$74,444$55,322
Median income owner occupied$84,219$90,966$70,586
Median income renter occupied$53,750$51,397$35,192
Median earnings male$41,528$42,898$36,919
Median earnings female$31,422$30,988$26,250
Unemployment rate5.1%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level5.5%10.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Skagway is 32% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Skagway is 16% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Skagway is 10% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Skagway is 64% lower than the national average

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      Skagway employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.8%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector7.8%1.7%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%2.3%
      Wholesale & retail services18.5%13.4%
      Public administration9.4%7.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities20.9%12.0%
      Education, health & social services6.4%6.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Haines, AK1,838$69,29225%
      Lutak, AK0$0100%
      Skagway, AK972$64,41216%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Funny River, AK972$71,07128%
      Pacific City, OR972$25,52454%
      Southwest City, MO972$31,09444%
      Rushmere, VA972$42,79823%
      Belwood, NC972$39,40829%
      Skagway, AK972$64,41216%
      Source: The Skagway, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).