Chester employment information

IndexChesterIowaNational
Income per capita$19,780$27,621$28,555
Median household income$39,821$52,716$53,482
Median income owner occupied$40,000$64,199$68,142
Median income renter occupied$24,688$29,226$33,219
Median earnings male$34,886$36,237$36,116
Median earnings female$14,844$24,406$25,692
Unemployment rate10.5%3.7%5.8%
Poverty level21.8%12.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Chester is 31% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chester is 26% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chester is 81% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chester is 40% higher than the national average.

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Chester median earnings by income bracket

Chester employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.4%0.0%
Manufacturing sector31.3%14.0%
Financial & insurance services0.0%1.8%
Wholesale & retail services18.8%17.5%
Public administration0.0%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%0.0%
Education, health & social services16.7%42.1%
Other16.7%31.6%

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Le Roy, MN802$49,7227%
Taopi, MN66$48,7509%
Lime Springs, IA475$47,50011%
Spring Valley, MN2,555$46,19414%
Chester, IA263$39,82126%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lake Almanor West, CA263$113,819113%
Friant, CA263$18,88465%
Brodnax, VA263$35,34134%
Lake Bronson, MN263$32,08340%
Arboles, CO263$39,62026%
Chester, IA263$39,82126%
Source: The Chester, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.