Fort Dodge employment information

IndexFort DodgeIowaNational
Income per capita$22,434$27,621$28,555
Median household income$38,380$52,716$53,482
Median income owner occupied$50,682$64,199$68,142
Median income renter occupied$22,237$29,226$33,219
Median earnings male$28,927$36,237$36,116
Median earnings female$20,202$24,406$25,692
Unemployment rate6.5%3.7%5.8%
Poverty level18.7%12.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Fort Dodge is 21% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Fort Dodge is 28% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Fort Dodge is 11% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Fort Dodge is 20% higher than the national average.

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Fort Dodge employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.0%0.9%
Manufacturing sector17.4%2.1%
Financial & insurance services2.4%3.1%
Wholesale & retail services21.5%18.2%
Public administration3.6%3.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.3%2.3%
Education, health & social services11.6%38.8%
Other23.1%24.3%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Badger, IA495$58,1259%
Barnum, IA248$56,5636%
Knierim, IA93$54,5832%
Clare, IA190$51,7193%
Vincent, IA219$50,5685%
Fort Dodge, IA24,846$38,38028%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Ottumwa, IA24,847$38,09529%
Reedley, CA24,858$46,00214%
Grandview, MO24,860$41,55922%
Madison, MS24,871$99,10985%
Ardmore, OK24,877$41,57422%
Fort Dodge, IA24,846$38,38028%
Source: The Fort Dodge, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.