Medicine Hat above national median income, still below provincial average

By CHAT News Today
September 13, 2017 - 3:04pm

MEDICINE HAT, AB — Residents are Medicine Hat are making above the national average income, however, the city is still well below the provincial average income.

According to a report from Statistics Canada released Wednesday, Medicine Hat households reported a median income of $72,806 in 2015.

The number is higher than the national median of $70,336 reported, but remains well below Alberta’s median income, which was $93,835.

The report also breaks down the annual income households in Medicine Hat.

In Medicine Hat, 9,100 households make over $100,000 per year, while 2,045 households make between $50,000-$59,999 per year.

However, the report lists 7,090 people in Medicine Hat who are considered low-income earners. The low-income measure, defined by Statistics Canada, is household earnings of less than half the national median income, which is $22,133 for a single person, or $38,335 for a family of three.

The full report can be viewed here. 

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