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Income/capita 43%
Household income 27%
Unemployment 18%
IndexWataugaTennesseeNational
Income per capita$17,129$26,019$29,829
Median household income$40,313$46,574$55,322
Median income owner occupied$42,222$58,570$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,750$28,937$35,192
Median earnings male$26,094$32,560$36,919
Median earnings female$25,556$24,186$26,250
Unemployment rate3.8%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level21.0%17.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Watauga is 43% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Watauga is 27% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Watauga is 18% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Watauga is 39% higher than the national average

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      $Input your household income
      $26,872$40,313$80,626
      City
      $31,046$46,574$93,148
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Watauga median earnings by income bracket

      Watauga employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry17.9%13.4%
      Manufacturing sector17.9%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%10.4%
      Wholesale & retail services22.4%4.5%
      Public administration10.4%7.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%4.5%
      Education, health & social services9.0%44.8%
      Other22.4%9.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Oak Grove CDP (Sumner County), TN215$67,72722%
      Gray, TN1,806$51,7426%
      Jonesborough, TN5,234$46,92915%
      Oak Grove, TN5,152$46,64816%
      Spurgeon, TN4,244$46,15917%
      Watauga, TN300$40,31327%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Perrin, TX300$41,44225%
      Swan Quarter, NC300$23,35558%
      Nett Lake, MN300$27,50050%
      Bellewood, KY300$102,50085%
      Peterson, IA300$39,82128%
      Watauga, TN300$40,31327%
      Source: The Watauga, TN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).