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Income/capita 17%
Household income 20%
Unemployment 23%
IndexAldenIowaNational
Income per capita$24,812$28,872$29,829
Median household income$44,286$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,313$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,375$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$40,625$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$20,764$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.6%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level8.3%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Alden is 17% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Alden is 20% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Alden is 23% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Alden is 45% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $29,521$44,286$88,572
      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.

      Alden median earnings by income bracket

      Alden employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry17.5%1.8%
      Manufacturing sector13.3%44.2%
      Financial & insurance services0.8%1.2%
      Wholesale & retail services11.4%20.2%
      Public administration2.7%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.3%0.0%
      Education, health & social services5.3%47.2%
      Other46.8%19.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Galt, IA63$101,00083%
      Jewell Junction, IA1,230$60,2349%
      Radcliffe, IA604$54,4122%
      Ellsworth, IA574$53,7503%
      Blairsburg, IA128$52,6795%
      Alden, IA769$44,28620%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Clio, SC769$33,63639%
      Melbourne Village, FL769$56,2502%
      Madisonville, LA769$75,13936%
      Lake Village, IN769$38,63130%
      Green Valley, SD769$51,7976%
      Alden, IA769$44,28620%
      Source: The Alden, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).