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Household income 9%
Unemployment 58%
In labour force 0%
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IndexThunder BayOntarioNational
Median household income$75,398$87,353$82,436
Unemployment rate2.7%4.2%6.4%
In labour force63.6%61.7%63.9%

Key findings

  • The median household income in Thunder Bay is 9% lower than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Thunder Bay is 58% lower than the national average
  • In Thunder Bay 8.2% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Thunder Bay 11.2% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Thunder Bay 2.1% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $50,260$75,398$150,796
      $58,229$87,353$174,706
      $54,951$82,436$164,872
      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, province 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.

      Thunder Bay median earnings by income bracket

      Thunder Bay employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry4.4%
      Manufacturing sector3.4%
      Financial & insurance services1.4%
      Wholesale & retail services9.2%
      Public administration5.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.8%
      Education, health & social services16.8%
      Other18.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Oliver Paipoonge, ON6,433$108,70531.9%
      Fort William 52, ON1,071$44,95245.5%
      Thunder Bay, ON111,499$75,3988.5%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rochester, MN111,396n/a 
      Clearwater, FL111,747n/a 
      Westminster, CO111,770n/a 
      Elgin, IL111,919n/a 
      Inglewood, CA111,012n/a 
      Thunder Bay, ON111,499$75,3988.5%
      Source: The Thunder Bay, ON data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.