Income/capita 34%
Household income 26%
Unemployment 81%
IndexAlta VistaIowaNational
Income per capita$19,641$28,872$29,829
Median household income$40,909$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$42,045$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,500$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$31,731$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$25,938$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate0.9%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level7.6%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Alta Vista is 34% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Alta Vista is 26% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Alta Vista is 81% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Alta Vista is 49% lower than the national average

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      Alta Vista employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.1%4.8%
      Manufacturing sector51.8%7.9%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%4.8%
      Wholesale & retail services2.4%9.5%
      Public administration2.4%9.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.6%0.0%
      Education, health & social services3.5%30.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      North Washington, IA161$70,62528%
      Colwell, IA67$66,25020%
      Ionia, IA332$48,75012%
      Lawler, IA324$48,75012%
      Riceville, IA834$45,91317%
      Alta Vista, IA301$40,90926%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Chaseburg, WI301$51,2507%
      Hayes Center, NE301$34,12538%
      De Soto, WI301$38,75030%
      Frederika, IA301$44,21920%
      Mulhall, OK301$53,4383%
      Alta Vista, IA301$40,90926%
      Source: The Alta Vista, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).