Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$27,213$28,872$29,829
Median household income$53,929$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$60,667$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$46,667$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$37,714$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$24,431$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate6.1%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level6.1%12.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Alta is 9% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Alta is 3% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Alta is 32% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Alta is 60% lower than the national average

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      $35,949 $53,929 $107,858
      $36,376 $54,570 $109,140
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      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.

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      Alta employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.1%13.1%
      Manufacturing sector28.4%28.4%
      Financial & insurance services3.8%3.8%
      Wholesale & retail services15.5%15.5%
      Public administration0.9%0.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.8%5.8%
      Education, health & social services18.2%18.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Lakeside, IA990$67,65622.3%
      Schaller, IA702$59,4447.5%
      Aurelia, IA892$59,3187.2%
      Early, IA745$58,4385.6%
      Holstein, IA1,370$54,6881.1%
      Alta, IA1,978$53,9292.5%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Prestbury, IL1,978$112,155102.7%
      Reinholds, PA1,978$78,69342.2%
      Glenwood, AR1,979$29,24547.1%
      Long Beach, MD1,979$119,078115.2%
      Three Forks, MT1,977$67,93022.8%
      Alta, IA1,978$53,9292.5%
      Source: The Alta, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).