Oelwein employment information

Income per capita$22,295$27,621$28,555
Median household income$39,800$52,716$53,482
Median income owner occupied$46,767$64,199$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,500$29,226$33,219
Median earnings male$29,722$36,237$36,116
Median earnings female$19,569$24,406$25,692
Unemployment rate2.3%3.7%5.8%
Poverty level13.8%12.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Oelwein is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Oelwein is 26% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Oelwein is 60% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Oelwein is 12% lower than the national average.

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Oelwein median earnings by income bracket

Oelwein employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry7.3%0.6%
Manufacturing sector21.2%2.3%
Financial & insurance services4.9%4.5%
Wholesale & retail services13.5%15.1%
Public administration5.3%4.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.3%0.0%
Education, health & social services6.1%49.5%

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Independence, IA5,955$51,1694%
Oelwein, IA6,321$39,80026%

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Lincoln, AL6,321$50,2216%
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Southold, NY6,323$97,83883%
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Oelwein, IA6,321$39,80026%
Source: The Oelwein, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.