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Income/capita 3%
Household income 32%
Unemployment 83%
IndexSunLouisianaNational
Income per capita$29,027$25,515$29,829
Median household income$37,813$45,652$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,250$59,392$70,586
Median income renter occupied$18,125$27,113$35,192
Median earnings male$47,917$38,087$36,919
Median earnings female$23,646$22,909$26,250
Unemployment rate8.5%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level19.9%19.7%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Sun is 3% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Sun is 32% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Sun is 83% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Sun is 32% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $25,206$37,813$75,626
      City
      $30,431$45,652$91,304
      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.

      Sun median earnings by income bracket

      Sun employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry25.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector3.1%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%2.8%
      Wholesale & retail services9.4%2.8%
      Public administration9.4%11.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities17.2%7.0%
      Education, health & social services3.1%46.5%
      Other29.7%22.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Abita Springs, LA2,477$63,84115%
      Covington, LA9,725$55,7211%
      Picayune, MS10,732$33,94139%
      Nicholson, MS2,775$29,46447%
      Franklinton, LA3,785$27,13251%
      Sun, LA312$37,81332%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bluejacket, OK312$31,66743%
      Willisburg, KY312$40,83326%
      Morganton, GA312$36,66734%
      Garden Farms, CA312$0100%
      Bogue, KS312$34,58337%
      Sun, LA312$37,81332%
      Source: The Sun, LA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).