Wheat Ridge employment information

IndexWheat RidgeColoradoNational
Income per capita$32,478$33,230$29,829
Median household income$49,340$62,520$55,322
Median income owner occupied$72,794$79,776$70,586
Median income renter occupied$37,461$39,538$35,192
Median earnings male$38,127$40,003$36,919
Median earnings female$30,316$27,854$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%4.0%4.7%
Poverty level12.1%12.2%15.1%
The Wheat Ridge, CO 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 Wheat Ridge is $32,478, which is 2% lower than than the Colorado average and 9% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $49,340, which is 21% lower than than the Colorado average and 11% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Wheat Ridge is 4%, which is 21% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Wheat Ridge is 12% which is 20% lower than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$32,890$49,340$98,680
City
$41,675$62,520$125,040
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
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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.

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  • The income per capita in Wheat Ridge is 9% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Wheat Ridge is 11% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Wheat Ridge is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Wheat Ridge is 20% lower than the national average.

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Wheat Ridge median earnings by income bracket

Wheat Ridge employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.1%1.9%
Manufacturing sector10.3%0.4%
Financial & insurance services4.1%4.6%
Wholesale & retail services18.0%13.7%
Public administration3.6%5.1%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.3%3.5%
Education, health & social services8.4%32.3%
Other33.8%33.5%

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Paragon Estates, CO892$146,935166%
Genesee, CO3,625$144,732162%
Wheat Ridge, CO31,044$49,34011%

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Wheat Ridge, CO31,044$49,34011%
Source: The Wheat Ridge, CO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).