Essex employment information

IndexEssexIowaNational
Income per capita$23,991$27,621$28,555
Median household income$44,792$52,716$53,482
Median income owner occupied$51,406$64,199$68,142
Median income renter occupied$33,289$29,226$33,219
Median earnings male$35,000$36,237$36,116
Median earnings female$20,313$24,406$25,692
Unemployment rate6.0%3.7%5.8%
Poverty level6.3%12.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Essex is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Essex is 16% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Essex is 2% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Essex is 60% lower than the national average.

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Essex median earnings by income bracket

Essex employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.8%5.3%
Manufacturing sector23.7%3.6%
Financial & insurance services5.2%5.3%
Wholesale & retail services9.5%16.6%
Public administration4.7%4.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.9%1.2%
Education, health & social services11.2%40.1%
Other20.7%14.6%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Malvern, IA1,042$62,44017%
Stanton, IA708$58,94210%
Riverton, IA348$52,5962%
Emerson, IA471$51,7653%
Farragut, IA561$48,19410%
Essex, IA912$44,79216%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Wall, SD912$45,78114%
Stannards, NY912$31,07142%
Frankford, DE912$42,39621%
Spring Ridge, PA912$53,4170%
Addison, AL913$38,19429%
Essex, IA912$44,79216%
Source: The Essex, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.