Watchung employment information

IndexWatchungNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$68,251$37,538$29,829
Median household income$126,250$73,702$55,322
Median income owner occupied$153,531$97,281$70,586
Median income renter occupied$45,815$42,169$35,192
Median earnings male$58,750$47,369$36,919
Median earnings female$34,625$32,116$26,250
Unemployment rate1.4%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level3.0%10.9%15.1%
The Watchung, NJ 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 Watchung is $68,251, which is 82% higher than than the New Jersey average and 129% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $126,250, which is 71% higher than than the New Jersey average and 128% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Watchung is 1%, which is 69% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Watchung is 3% which is 80% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$84,158$126,250$252,500
City
$49,129$73,702$147,404
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 Watchung is 129% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Watchung is 128% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Watchung is 69% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Watchung is 80% lower than the national average.

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Watchung median earnings by income bracket

Watchung employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.0%0.0%
Manufacturing sector8.3%0.0%
Financial & insurance services9.3%12.6%
Wholesale & retail services22.9%11.6%
Public administration6.1%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.4%1.1%
Education, health & social services17.0%35.6%
Other27.5%24.7%

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Watchung, NJ5,944$126,250128%

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Watchung, NJ5,944$126,250128%
Source: The Watchung, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).