West Union employment information

IndexWest UnionIowaNational
Income per capita$24,601$27,621$28,555
Median household income$44,100$52,716$53,482
Median income owner occupied$52,139$64,199$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,946$29,226$33,219
Median earnings male$35,676$36,237$36,116
Median earnings female$17,031$24,406$25,692
Unemployment rate3.3%3.7%5.8%
Poverty level13.9%12.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in West Union is 14% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in West Union is 18% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in West Union is 44% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in West Union is 11% lower than the national average.

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West Union median earnings by income bracket

West Union employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.7%0.8%
Manufacturing sector21.2%2.7%
Financial & insurance services1.4%3.5%
Wholesale & retail services13.7%7.0%
Public administration2.2%6.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.5%0.0%
Education, health & social services15.9%51.0%
Other26.1%23.4%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
St. Lucas, IA143$56,3895%
Ossian, IA934$54,5192%
Westgate, IA273$50,9725%
Sumner, IA2,081$48,6419%
Maynard, IA541$47,81311%
West Union, IA2,642$44,10018%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Jesup, IA2,642$58,2699%
Van, TX2,642$42,56020%
Hartford, AL2,642$24,24555%
Rhinebeck, NY2,642$47,50011%
Amherst, VA2,643$43,06519%
West Union, IA2,642$44,10018%
Source: The West Union, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.