Ottumwa employment information

Income per capita$20,694$27,621$28,555
Median household income$38,095$52,716$53,482
Median income owner occupied$47,865$64,199$68,142
Median income renter occupied$21,603$29,226$33,219
Median earnings male$29,645$36,237$36,116
Median earnings female$20,655$24,406$25,692
Unemployment rate6.4%3.7%5.8%
Poverty level21.4%12.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Ottumwa is 28% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Ottumwa is 29% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Ottumwa is 10% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Ottumwa is 37% higher than the national average.

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Ottumwa median earnings by income bracket

Ottumwa employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.9%0.1%
Manufacturing sector36.4%1.3%
Financial & insurance services1.4%3.9%
Wholesale & retail services13.5%16.8%
Public administration2.8%1.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.0%1.0%
Education, health & social services9.0%39.6%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Martinsburg, IA151$60,50013%
Kirkville, IA173$50,8935%
Unionville, IA73$49,6887%
Floris, IA170$43,75018%
Batavia, IA549$41,77122%
Ottumwa, IA24,847$38,09529%

Cities with similar population

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