Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$32,716$34,759$32,999
Median household income$62,569$64,457$62,848
Median income owner occupied$0$85,999$79,796
Median income renter occupied$0$44,746$41,061
Median earnings male$42,348$42,644$41,953
Median earnings female$35,334$33,924$27,576
Unemployment rate4.1%3.2%4.3%
Poverty leveln/a13.8%12.7%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Central is 10% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Central is 13% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Central is 11% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Central is 100% lower than the national average

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      $42,967 $64,457 $128,914
      $41,894 $62,848 $125,696
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      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.

      Central median earnings by income bracket

      Central employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.8%12.8%
      Manufacturing sector6.4%6.4%
      Financial & insurance services1.6%1.6%
      Wholesale & retail services19.8%19.8%
      Public administration8.5%8.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.6%9.6%
      Education, health & social services13.7%13.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Raft Island, WA416$173,750214.1%
      Artondale, WA14,024$126,054127.9%
      Fox Island, WA3,613$125,547126.9%
      Rosedale, WA4,389$123,533123.3%
      Dash Point, WA1,008$118,672114.5%
      Tacoma, WA215,766$64,45716.5%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Des Moines, IA215,408$54,8430.9%
      Richmond Hill, ON215,407n/a 
      San Bernardino, CA216,784$49,28710.9%
      Enterprise, NV214,591$80,13344.8%
      Modesto, CA214,485$62,18212.4%
      Tacoma, WA215,766$64,45716.5%
      Source: The Central, Tacoma, WA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).