The income figures from last year’s census in the Country were released today.
Whitecourt’s average salary for an individual is $46,000 while the median income for a household is $105,000. 8.8 percent of the town qualifies as low income. Woodlands County’s average household income is slightly higher.
In Edson, the average salary is $44,000 and the average household income is $97,000. 7.6 percent qualifies as low income. Fox Creek’s average salary is much higher at $55,000 but the average household is only $99,000.
The average household is Alberta makes $93,000 and Canada is $70,000. 14 percent of Canadians were below the low income barrier.
The numbers presented are before tax.