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Income/capita 43%
Household income 44%
Unemployment 48%
IndexAlmaIllinoisNational
Income per capita$16,875$31,502$29,829
Median household income$30,781$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$44,688$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$12,188$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$22,344$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$21,875$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate6.9%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level30.8%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Alma is 43% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Alma is 44% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Alma is 48% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Alma is 104% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $20,518$30,781$61,562
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Alma median earnings by income bracket

      Alma employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.9%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector44.3%4.9%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%1.2%
      Wholesale & retail services22.9%19.8%
      Public administration4.3%2.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services0.0%49.4%
      Other15.7%12.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Odin, IL1,074$45,93817%
      Patoka, IL500$45,35718%
      Iuka, IL490$45,31318%
      Xenia, IL475$44,75019%
      St. Peter, IL388$42,01424%
      Alma, IL383$30,78144%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Plymouth, IL383$34,79237%
      Platea, PA383$60,0008%
      Nichols, SC383$30,00046%
      South Toledo Bend, TX383$48,50012%
      Novinger, MO383$29,10747%
      Alma, IL383$30,78144%
      Source: The Alma, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).