Watauga employment information

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%
The Watauga, TN 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 Watauga is $17,129, which is 34% lower than than the Tennessee average and 43% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $40,313, which is 13% lower than than the Tennessee average and 27% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Watauga is 4%, which is 18% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Watauga is 21% which is 39% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$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
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 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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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.
Parker, ID300$46,07117%
Winchester, ID300$31,25044%
Nelsonia, VA300$0100%
Glenvil, NE300$53,5713%
Juliustown, NJ300$98,75079%
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).