Income/capita 59%
Household income 70%
Unemployment 129%
Income per capita$12,283$19,027$38,069
Median household income$16,446$35,742$70,954
Median income owner occupied$0$60,350$95,052
Median income renter occupied$0$19,232$39,116
Median earnings male$20,605$28,412$45,946
Median earnings female$13,816$23,551$32,028
Unemployment rate10.7%7.3%4.6%
Poverty leveln/a29.7%11.4%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Brightwood is 59% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Brightwood is 70% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Brightwood is 129% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Brightwood is equal to the national average

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      Brightwood employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.8%4.2%
      Manufacturing sector11.0%1.9%
      Financial & insurance services4.3%0.7%
      Wholesale & retail services20.6%12.4%
      Public administration0.4%3.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.9%1.6%
      Education, health & social services15.2%51.0%

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      North Granby, CT1,471$130,649136%
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      Longmeadow, MA15,837$107,97695%
      Wilbraham, MA3,916$102,55385%
      Somers, CT1,809$87,63958%
      Springfield, MA153,991$35,74235%

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      Hayward, CA154,507$68,13823%
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      Cary, NC155,822$94,61771%
      Salinas, CA155,889$52,3385%
      Springfield, MA153,991$35,74235%
      Source: The Brightwood, Springfield, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).