Sparta employment information

IndexSpartaNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$16,947$26,779$29,829
Median household income$21,012$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$35,104$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$14,223$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$18,000$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$15,446$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate2.9%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level39.7%16.8%15.1%
The Sparta, NC 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 Sparta is $16,947, which is 37% lower than than the North Carolina average and 43% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $21,012, which is 56% lower than than the North Carolina average and 62% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Sparta is 3%, which is 38% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Sparta is 40% which is 163% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$14,006$21,012$42,024
City
$32,167$48,256$96,512
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 Sparta is 43% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Sparta is 62% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Sparta is 38% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Sparta is 163% higher than the national average.

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Sparta median earnings by income bracket

Sparta employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry23.8%1.3%
Manufacturing sector13.2%0.6%
Financial & insurance services2.6%1.3%
Wholesale & retail services14.5%19.1%
Public administration0.0%4.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.0%0.0%
Education, health & social services8.4%44.3%
Other35.4%20.4%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Galax, VA6,858$31,11044%
Fries, VA452$24,43256%
Independence, VA1,008$16,38270%
Lowgap, NC468$15,75572%
Sparta, NC1,726$21,01262%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cassopolis, MI1,726$27,97649%
Seabrook Island, SC1,726$95,11472%
Warner, OK1,726$37,36832%
Mountain Lodge Park, NY1,726$57,4044%
Brooklet, GA1,726$54,3552%
Sparta, NC1,726$21,01262%
Source: The Sparta, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).