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Income/capita 26%
Household income 7%
Unemployment 152%
IndexWainwrightAlaskaNational
Income per capita$21,926$34,191$29,829
Median household income$51,563$74,444$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,813$90,966$70,586
Median income renter occupied$46,667$51,397$35,192
Median earnings male$25,000$42,898$36,919
Median earnings female$23,125$30,988$26,250
Unemployment rate11.7%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level16.4%10.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Wainwright is 26% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Wainwright is 7% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Wainwright is 152% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Wainwright is 9% higher than the national average

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      $Input your household income
      $34,371$51,563$103,126
      City
      $49,624$74,444$148,888
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Wainwright median earnings by income bracket

      Wainwright employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector0.0%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services14.3%16.9%
      Public administration9.8%24.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities17.0%1.5%
      Education, health & social services8.9%43.1%
      Other42.0%13.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Wainwright, AK488$51,5637%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Peeples Valley, AZ488$43,12522%
      Meadville, MS488$46,02317%
      Wyano, PA488$39,27129%
      Wauhillau, OK488$34,65937%
      Fairview, WY488$74,27634%
      Wainwright, AK488$51,5637%
      Source: The Wainwright, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).