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34%
Household income NAT. AVG.
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Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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In labour force NAT. AVG.
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IndexGastownVancouverBritish Columbia
Median household income$54,678$82,918$86,325
Unemployment rate5.5%3.6%3.9%
In labour force83.8%68.4%64.2%

Key findings

  • The median household income in Gastown is 34% lower than the national average
  • The unemployment rate in Gastown is 15% lower than the national average
  • In Gastown 24.8% of people earn $20,000 or less
  • In Gastown 7.9% of people earn between $80,000 and $100,000
  • In Gastown 2.5% of people earn $300,000 or more

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      $55,273 $82,918 $165,836
      City
      $57,544 $86,325 $172,650
      State
      $54,951 $82,436 $164,872
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      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.

      Gastown median earnings by income bracket

      Gastown employment by industry

      Labour TypePercent
      Construction industry3.7%
      Manufacturing sector1.9%
      Financial & insurance services3.8%
      Wholesale & retail services8.8%
      Public administration2.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.9%
      Education, health & social services10.8%
      Other46.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Belcarra, BC695$221,709168.9%
      Anmore, BC2,569$186,538126.3%
      Lions Bay, BC1,463$155,92589.1%
      North Vancouver, BC94,662$132,87361.2%
      West Vancouver, BC46,220$129,26856.8%
      Vancouver, BC694,440$82,9180.6%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Boston, MA689,326n/a 
      Washington, DC701,974n/a 
      El Paso, TX679,879n/a 
      Denver, CO715,878n/a 
      Detroit, MI672,351n/a 
      Vancouver, BC694,440$82,9180.6%
      Source: The Gastown, Vancouver, BC data and statistics displayed above are derived from Statistics Canada and updated for 2021 by Environics Analytics.