Houghton employment information

Income per capita$25,225$27,621$28,555
Median household income$80,313$52,716$53,482
Median income owner occupied$82,500$64,199$68,142
Median income renter occupied$71,563$29,226$33,219
Median earnings male$63,500$36,237$36,116
Median earnings female$26,250$24,406$25,692
Unemployment rate7.6%3.7%5.8%
Poverty level5.6%12.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Houghton is 12% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Houghton is 50% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Houghton is 31% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Houghton is 64% lower than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Houghton median earnings by income bracket

Houghton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry22.5%10.5%
Manufacturing sector17.5%36.8%
Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services17.5%36.8%
Public administration0.0%0.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities15.0%10.5%
Education, health & social services5.0%21.1%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Westwood, IA121$86,25061%
St. Paul, IA83$51,2504%
West Point, IA1,100$49,2978%
Franklin, IA103$47,50011%
Mount Pleasant, IA8,682$45,97714%
Houghton, IA143$80,31350%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Flournoy, CA143$58,5009%
Corning, KS143$36,25032%
Kickapoo Site 1, KS143$21,87559%
Kahlotus, WA143$36,66731%
Millston, WI143$52,1253%
Houghton, IA143$80,31350%
Source: The Houghton, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.