Census Clark County incomes outpace US on average

first_imgClark County residents had better incomes on average than their national counterparts, but they also paid more for rent and mortgages, according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau.Clark County’s median household income was $58,225, about $5,000 a year more than the national median of $53,046, according to estimates based on the Census’ five-year American Community Survey, released Thursday. But residents also paid more to live here, with an average monthly mortgage of $1,701, compared with the national average of $1,540; and an average monthly rent of $941, compared with the national average of $904.Wage disparity between men and women also continued to be evident both locally and nationally. In Clark County, men made an average of $53,671 a year, while women made an average of $40,388 — about $13,000 less.Nationally, men made an average of $49,087 a year, while women made an average of $38,635 — about $10,000 less.Of wage earners in Clark County, about 9 percent made less than $15,000 a year and 9 percent made more than $150,000 a year. Nationally, about 13 percent of the population made less than $15,000 a year and 10 percent made more than $150,000 a year.The full survey, which is online at factfinder2.census.gov and www.census.gov, provides social and demographic information for a wide array of communities throughout the country. The five years of data collected between 2009 and 2013 provide statistics on a range of economic, housing and social topics.last_img read more