Union employment information

IndexUnionWest VirginiaNational
Income per capita$19,194$24,002$29,829
Median household income$28,036$42,644$55,322
Median income owner occupied$32,750$51,051$70,586
Median income renter occupied$10,250$24,321$35,192
Median earnings male$30,179$34,780$36,919
Median earnings female$20,833$22,329$26,250
Unemployment rate7.4%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level20.8%17.7%15.1%
The Union, WV 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 Union is $19,194, which is 20% lower than than the West Virginia average and 36% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $28,036, which is 34% lower than than the West Virginia average and 49% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Union is 7%, which is 58% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Union is 21% which is 38% higher than than the national average.
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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$18,688$28,036$56,072
City
$28,426$42,644$85,288
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 Union is 36% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Union is 49% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Union is 58% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Union is 38% higher than the national average.

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Union median earnings by income bracket

Union employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.8%9.1%
Manufacturing sector21.3%4.5%
Financial & insurance services0.0%6.1%
Wholesale & retail services16.0%0.0%
Public administration8.5%3.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.5%0.0%
Education, health & social services6.4%43.9%
Other26.6%27.3%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Ronceverte, WV1,930$41,94424%
Peterstown, WV520$31,87542%
White Sulphur Springs, WV2,518$31,56843%
Alderson, WV1,061$27,04251%
Fairlea, WV1,802$24,11856%
Union, WV466$28,03649%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Beaverdam, OH466$47,34414%
Eureka, WI466$0100%
Three Lakes, WI466$33,75039%
Lone Wolf, OK466$44,58319%
Tryon, OK466$40,45527%
Union, WV466$28,03649%
Source: The Union, WV employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).