Income/capita 2%
Household income 18%
Unemployment 0%
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Income per capita$30,331$34,967$29,829
Median household income$65,435$66,149$55,322
Median income owner occupied$81,034$82,180$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,570$42,481$35,192
Median earnings male$44,375$41,712$36,919
Median earnings female$26,924$29,664$26,250
Unemployment rate4.7%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level11.5%11.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Suffolk is 2% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Suffolk is 18% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Suffolk is equal to the national average
  • The poverty level in Suffolk is 24% lower than the national average

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      Suffolk employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.6%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector20.7%1.1%
      Financial & insurance services1.4%4.6%
      Wholesale & retail services12.9%14.7%
      Public administration11.7%7.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.5%3.0%
      Education, health & social services10.5%38.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Benns Church, VA699$59,0636.8%
      Windsor, VA2,643$52,0395.9%
      Carrsville, VA227$20,90362.2%
      Suffolk, VA87,061$65,43518.3%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Carmel, IN86,940$106,54692.6%
      Hawthorne, CA86,938$45,08918.5%
      Alafaya, FL86,868$63,73515.2%
      Nashua, NH87,279$68,94424.6%
      Newport Beach, CA86,813$115,845109.4%
      Suffolk, VA87,061$65,43518.3%
      Source: The Suffolk, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).