Income/capita 77%
Household income 47%
Unemployment 28%
IndexSouth BayFloridaNational
Income per capita$6,992$27,598$29,829
Median household income$29,405$48,900$55,322
Median income owner occupied$34,948$59,209$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,083$34,622$35,192
Median earnings male$21,058$31,444$36,919
Median earnings female$20,350$25,332$26,250
Unemployment rate3.3%4.9%4.7%
Poverty level34.8%16.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in South Bay is 77% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in South Bay is 47% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in South Bay is 28% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in South Bay is 130% higher than the national average

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      South Bay employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.4%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector17.9%19.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%3.6%
      Wholesale & retail services19.4%12.0%
      Public administration6.7%12.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.4%3.4%
      Education, health & social services9.4%46.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Clewiston, FL7,343$44,46420%
      Canal Point, FL585$36,96433%
      Pahokee, FL6,022$27,90750%
      Belle Glade, FL18,855$26,85951%
      Harlem, FL2,231$19,31365%
      South Bay, FL5,026$29,40547%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Brownfields, LA5,025$47,13815%
      Nikiski, AK5,029$62,95914%
      Kutztown, PA5,023$51,0278%
      Shenandoah, IA5,030$39,52629%
      Buellton, CA5,021$71,93230%
      South Bay, FL5,026$29,40547%
      Source: The South Bay, FL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).