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Household income NAT. AVG.
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Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$34,036$28,872$29,829
Median household income$83,889$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$95,431$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$58,056$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$52,629$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$31,574$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate2.6%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level2.8%12.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Alton is 14% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Alton is 52% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Alton is 45% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Alton is 81% lower than the national average

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      $55,920 $83,889 $167,778
      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.

      Alton median earnings by income bracket

      Alton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.9%12.9%
      Manufacturing sector21.8%21.8%
      Financial & insurance services17.3%17.3%
      Wholesale & retail services21.3%21.3%
      Public administration1.9%1.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.5%5.5%
      Education, health & social services5.0%5.0%
      Other14.1%14.1%

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      Maurice, IA295$72,81331.6%
      Orange City, IA6,158$71,84829.9%
      Alton, IA1,534$83,88951.6%

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      Alton, IA1,534$83,88951.6%
      Source: The Alton, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).