Sweetwater employment information

IndexSweetwaterTennesseeNational
Income per capita$21,491$26,019$29,829
Median household income$38,948$46,574$55,322
Median income owner occupied$43,828$58,570$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,735$28,937$35,192
Median earnings male$32,057$32,560$36,919
Median earnings female$24,490$24,186$26,250
Unemployment rate5.4%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level17.1%17.2%15.1%
The Sweetwater, TN 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 Sweetwater is $21,491, which is 17% lower than than the Tennessee average and 28% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $38,948, which is 16% lower than than the Tennessee average and 30% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Sweetwater is 5%, which is 16% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Sweetwater is 17% which is 13% higher than than the national average.

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$25,962$38,948$77,896
City
$31,046$46,574$93,148
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 Sweetwater is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Sweetwater is 30% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Sweetwater is 16% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Sweetwater is 13% higher than the national average.

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Sweetwater employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.0%0.0%
Manufacturing sector25.8%1.2%
Financial & insurance services3.2%2.9%
Wholesale & retail services18.0%13.4%
Public administration8.1%1.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.3%2.0%
Education, health & social services9.4%53.0%
Other17.2%16.5%

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Riceville, TN849$43,07722%
Vonore, TN1,799$39,73228%
Lenoir City, TN8,965$36,64634%
Madisonville, TN4,727$35,77435%
Sweetwater, TN5,877$38,94830%

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Bellevue, KY5,879$54,5541%
Roseland, NJ5,875$96,25074%
DeFuniak Springs, FL5,873$29,98846%
Tequesta, FL5,873$54,7301%
Sweetwater, TN5,877$38,94830%
Source: The Sweetwater, TN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).