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Income/capita 167%
Household income 210%
Unemployment 31%
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IndexWellesleyMassachusettsNational
Income per capita$79,631$38,069$29,829
Median household income$171,719$70,954$55,322
Median income owner occupied$191,989$95,052$70,586
Median income renter occupied$79,441$39,116$35,192
Median earnings male$106,125$45,946$36,919
Median earnings female$18,115$32,028$26,250
Unemployment rate3.2%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level3.3%11.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Wellesley is 167% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Wellesley is 210% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Wellesley is 31% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Wellesley is 78% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $114,467$171,719$343,438
      City
      $47,297$70,954$141,908
      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.

      Wellesley median earnings by income bracket

      Wellesley employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.6%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector8.6%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services20.9%8.5%
      Wholesale & retail services8.8%9.4%
      Public administration2.2%2.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.0%0.4%
      Education, health & social services17.8%42.0%
      Other33.5%32.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cordaville, MA2,847$170,139207.5%
      Dover, MA2,453$169,118205.7%
      Lexington, MA32,936$152,872176.3%
      Winchester, MA22,491$149,321169.9%
      Needham, MA30,167$139,477152.1%
      Wellesley, MA28,909$171,719210.4%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lake in the Hills, IL28,908$85,89555.3%
      Atwater, CA28,906$45,80017.2%
      Schererville, IN28,899$69,52525.7%
      Golden Gate, FL28,928$42,26023.6%
      Rahway, NJ28,884$66,45720.1%
      Wellesley, MA28,909$171,719210.4%
      Source: The Wellesley, MA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).