Spruce Pine employment information

IndexSpruce PineNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$19,693$26,779$29,829
Median household income$31,039$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$45,966$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$13,116$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$30,341$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$14,258$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate4.7%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level29.9%16.8%15.1%
The Spruce Pine, 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 Spruce Pine is $19,693, which is 26% lower than than the North Carolina average and 34% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $31,039, which is 36% lower than than the North Carolina average and 44% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Spruce Pine is 5%, which is equal to than the national average. The poverty rate in Spruce Pine is 30% which is 98% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$20,690$31,039$62,078
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 Spruce Pine is 34% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Spruce Pine is 44% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Spruce Pine is equal to the national average.
  • The poverty level in Spruce Pine is 98% higher than the national average.

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Spruce Pine employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry20.7%0.0%
Manufacturing sector11.2%16.7%
Financial & insurance services0.6%6.5%
Wholesale & retail services12.6%24.0%
Public administration13.0%4.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.6%3.2%
Education, health & social services8.1%32.1%
Other32.4%17.5%

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Newland, NC874$27,50050%
Spruce Pine, NC2,211$31,03944%

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Summit, MS2,210$24,63955%
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Spruce Pine, NC2,211$31,03944%
Source: The Spruce Pine, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).