Income/capita 11%
Household income 9%
Unemployment 52%
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IndexWest New YorkNew JerseyNational
Income per capita$26,450$37,538$29,829
Median household income$50,334$73,702$55,322
Median income owner occupied$81,324$97,281$70,586
Median income renter occupied$43,621$42,169$35,192
Median earnings male$31,332$47,369$36,919
Median earnings female$21,264$32,116$26,250
Unemployment rate7.1%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level21.9%10.9%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in West New York is 11% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in West New York is 9% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West New York is 52% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in West New York is 45% higher than the national average

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      West New York employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.7%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector6.8%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services5.1%6.8%
      Wholesale & retail services18.1%16.5%
      Public administration1.7%1.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.9%3.6%
      Education, health & social services5.9%27.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Scarsdale, NY17,684$250,001351.9%
      Greenville, NY7,114$203,239267.4%
      Bronxville, NY6,395$203,036267.0%
      Upper Montclair, NJ11,731$190,515244.4%
      North Caldwell, NJ6,519$188,897241.5%
      West New York, NJ52,407$50,3349.0%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Levittown, PA52,407$72,62731.3%
      Elkhart, IN52,378$35,55535.7%
      Stratford, CT52,300$69,33625.3%
      Delano, CA52,538$36,26534.4%
      Perth Amboy, NJ52,265$49,15511.1%
      West New York, NJ52,407$50,3349.0%
      Source: The West New York, NJ employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).