Elkhart employment information

IndexElkhartIowaNational
Income per capita$26,658$28,872$29,829
Median household income$49,758$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$60,000$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$41,821$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$31,136$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.8%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level11.4%12.3%15.1%
The Elkhart, IA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Elkhart is $26,658, which is 8% lower than than the Iowa average and 11% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $49,758, which is 9% lower than than the Iowa average and 10% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Elkhart is 4%, which is 17% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Elkhart is 11% which is 24% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$33,168$49,758$99,516
City
$36,376$54,570$109,140
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Elkhart is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Elkhart is 10% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Elkhart is 17% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Elkhart is 24% lower than the national average.

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Elkhart median earnings by income bracket

Elkhart employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry26.5%3.1%
Manufacturing sector11.9%0.0%
Financial & insurance services2.7%6.7%
Wholesale & retail services19.6%23.6%
Public administration3.2%1.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.0%0.0%
Education, health & social services10.0%36.9%
Other13.7%10.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Johnston, IA19,491$95,56573%
Alleman, IA499$90,83364%
Clive, IA17,022$90,50264%
Polk City, IA4,115$90,21663%
Grimes, IA10,422$83,12550%
Elkhart, IA815$49,75810%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Gaston, IN815$33,87539%
Tatum, NM815$48,75012%
Hennepin, IL815$59,7928%
Fort Calhoun, NE815$60,95210%
Spring Hill, PA815$52,5005%
Elkhart, IA815$49,75810%
Source: The Elkhart, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).