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Income/capita 29%
Household income 1%
Unemployment 62%
IndexWest JeffersonAlabamaNational
Income per capita$21,251$24,736$29,829
Median household income$55,000$44,758$55,322
Median income owner occupied$55,417$55,873$70,586
Median income renter occupied$53,750$25,999$35,192
Median earnings male$46,667$34,323$36,919
Median earnings female$31,250$22,614$26,250
Unemployment rate7.6%4.8%4.7%
Poverty level10.4%18.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Jefferson is 29% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in West Jefferson is 1% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West Jefferson is 62% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in West Jefferson is 31% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $36,663$55,000$110,000
      City
      $29,835$44,758$89,516
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      West Jefferson median earnings by income bracket

      West Jefferson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.3%8.7%
      Manufacturing sector6.3%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services2.1%7.2%
      Wholesale & retail services20.0%15.9%
      Public administration11.6%5.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%14.5%
      Education, health & social services3.2%24.6%
      Other38.9%21.7%

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      Mount Olive, AL4,237$69,42925%
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      Gardendale, AL13,750$62,66813%
      Sylvan Springs, AL1,753$57,1023%
      West Jefferson, AL462$55,0001%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Colesburg, IA462$52,0006%
      Fairfield, ID462$39,00030%
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      Lashmeet, WV462$60,0949%
      Navajo Mountain, UT462$27,50050%
      West Jefferson, AL462$55,0001%
      Source: The West Jefferson, AL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).