Iowa City employment information

IndexIowa CityIowaNational
Income per capita$27,336$27,621$28,555
Median household income$42,119$52,716$53,482
Median income owner occupied$77,391$64,199$68,142
Median income renter occupied$22,309$29,226$33,219
Median earnings male$20,841$36,237$36,116
Median earnings female$13,752$24,406$25,692
Unemployment rate3.0%3.7%5.8%
Poverty level27.6%12.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Iowa City is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Iowa City is 21% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Iowa City is 48% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Iowa City is 77% higher than the national average.

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Iowa City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.0%0.5%
Manufacturing sector9.1%0.5%
Financial & insurance services3.1%3.4%
Wholesale & retail services12.5%7.5%
Public administration1.9%1.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.8%1.7%
Education, health & social services37.6%53.4%

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Solon, IA2,460$65,00022%
West Branch, IA2,684$62,65217%
Iowa City, IA70,597$42,11921%

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Apple Valley, CA70,561$48,33710%
Passaic, NJ70,651$33,08138%
Manteca, CA70,693$62,03216%
Lynwood, CA70,789$41,93022%
Dale City, VA70,381$85,38360%
Iowa City, IA70,597$42,11921%
Source: The Iowa City, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.