Rock Rapids employment information

IndexRock RapidsIowaNational
Income per capita$26,418$28,872$29,829
Median household income$54,891$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$63,110$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,292$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$38,182$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$25,660$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.3%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level6.6%12.3%15.1%
The Rock Rapids, IA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Rock Rapids is $26,418, which is 8% lower than than the Iowa average and 11% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $54,891, which is 1% higher than than the Iowa average and 1% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Rock Rapids is 1%, which is 72% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Rock Rapids is 7% which is 56% lower than than the national average.

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$36,590$54,891$109,782
City
$36,376$54,570$109,140
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
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According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Rock Rapids is 11% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Rock Rapids is 1% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Rock Rapids is 72% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Rock Rapids is 56% lower than the national average.

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Rock Rapids employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.2%0.0%
Manufacturing sector20.1%13.1%
Financial & insurance services2.1%10.4%
Wholesale & retail services13.5%11.9%
Public administration2.7%2.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.6%2.6%
Education, health & social services13.9%35.6%
Other26.8%28.0%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lester, IA269$71,25029%
Matlock, IA71$63,75015%
Alvord, IA236$55,8331%
Beaver Creek, MN375$54,8211%
Larchwood, IA865$54,6431%
Rock Rapids, IA2,569$54,8911%

Cities with similar population

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Tahoka, TX2,570$40,29827%
South Dos Palos, CA2,568$41,99224%
Salmon Brook, CT2,568$87,45258%
Okanogan, WA2,570$35,04537%
Sabetha, KS2,570$46,31816%
Rock Rapids, IA2,569$54,8911%
Source: The Rock Rapids, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).