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Income/capita 8%
Household income 14%
Unemployment 71%
IndexWhittierAlaskaNational
Income per capita$27,312$34,191$29,829
Median household income$47,813$74,444$55,322
Median income owner occupied$65,625$90,966$70,586
Median income renter occupied$41,250$51,397$35,192
Median earnings male$45,000$42,898$36,919
Median earnings female$23,438$30,988$26,250
Unemployment rate7.9%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level11.9%10.1%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Whittier is 8% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Whittier is 14% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Whittier is 71% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Whittier is 21% lower than the national average

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      $Input your household income
      $31,872$47,813$95,626
      City
      $49,624$74,444$148,888
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Whittier median earnings by income bracket

      Whittier employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry21.9%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector0.0%1.7%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services0.0%5.0%
      Public administration4.7%15.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities45.3%10.0%
      Education, health & social services0.0%38.3%
      Other26.6%31.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Whittier, AK318$47,81314%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Eckley, CO318$39,65928%
      Ballico, CA318$31,78643%
      Lynnville, TN318$34,06338%
      Cold Brook, NY318$28,75048%
      Wellton Hills, AZ318$0100%
      Whittier, AK318$47,81314%
      Source: The Whittier, AK employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).