West Union employment information

IndexWest UnionIowaNational
Income per capita$28,242$28,872$29,829
Median household income$43,992$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$52,406$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,000$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$36,705$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$17,661$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.9%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level16.4%12.3%15.1%
The West Union, 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 West Union is $28,242, which is 2% lower than than the Iowa average and 5% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $43,992, which is 19% lower than than the Iowa average and 20% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in West Union is 4%, which is 16% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in West Union is 16% which is 9% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$29,325$43,992$87,984
City
$36,376$54,570$109,140
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
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 West Union is 5% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in West Union is 20% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in West Union is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in West Union is 9% higher than the national average.

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West Union employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.4%0.8%
Manufacturing sector23.4%2.9%
Financial & insurance services3.0%5.7%
Wholesale & retail services15.0%10.2%
Public administration4.6%4.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.1%0.0%
Education, health & social services12.5%48.6%
Other22.8%23.2%

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St. Lucas, IA163$57,0833%
Westgate, IA187$56,8753%
Ossian, IA962$50,6258%
West Union, IA2,592$43,99220%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lavaca, AR2,592$49,69410%
Lewiston, NY2,592$46,54616%
Timberville, VA2,591$39,63928%
Eddyville, KY2,591$28,98848%
Homedale, ID2,593$27,98349%
West Union, IA2,592$43,99220%
Source: The West Union, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).