Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexSugar MountainNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$52,005$26,779$29,829
Median household income$83,438$48,256$55,322
Median income owner occupied$80,250$61,102$70,586
Median income renter occupied$113,750$31,027$35,192
Median earnings male$0$32,737$36,919
Median earnings female$55,000$25,062$26,250
Unemployment rate0.7%5.1%4.7%
Poverty level6.0%16.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Sugar Mountain is 74% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Sugar Mountain is 51% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Sugar Mountain is 86% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Sugar Mountain is 61% lower than the national average

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      $55,619 $83,438 $166,876
      $32,167 $48,256 $96,512
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Sugar Mountain median earnings by income bracket

      Sugar Mountain employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.5%7.5%
      Manufacturing sector6.6%6.6%
      Financial & insurance services4.7%4.7%
      Wholesale & retail services14.2%14.2%
      Public administration1.9%1.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.6%6.6%
      Education, health & social services16.0%16.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Grandfather, NC60$86,25055.9%
      Blowing Rock, NC1,149$83,33350.6%
      Crossnore, NC146$79,37543.5%
      Seven Devils, NC441$74,79235.2%
      Beech Mountain, NC766$72,91731.8%
      Sugar Mountain, NC487$83,43850.8%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Arkansas City, AR487$33,50039.4%
      Smartsville, CA487$61,59111.3%
      Yettem, CA487$38,96629.6%
      Downieville-Lawson-Dumont, CO487$0100.0%
      Lyerly, GA487$39,72228.2%
      Sugar Mountain, NC487$83,43850.8%
      Source: The Sugar Mountain, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).