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Income/capita 10%
Household income 17%
Unemployment 87%
IndexAltonIowaNational
Income per capita$26,858$28,872$29,829
Median household income$64,635$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$66,625$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$29,750$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$43,625$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$22,596$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate0.6%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level6.0%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Alton is 10% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Alton is 17% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Alton is 87% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Alton is 60% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $43,085$64,635$129,270
      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 industry21.9%1.5%
      Manufacturing sector25.1%7.3%
      Financial & insurance services4.0%1.5%
      Wholesale & retail services10.2%16.6%
      Public administration0.8%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.3%0.0%
      Education, health & social services7.0%43.0%
      Other24.3%21.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Brunsville, IA105$73,12532%
      Sioux Center, IA7,370$70,70328%
      Orange City, IA6,153$69,65326%
      Oyens, IA88$62,81314%
      Rock Valley, IA3,623$61,94412%
      Alton, IA1,325$64,63517%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Vance, AL1,325$66,11120%
      Castleton-on-Hudson, NY1,325$71,52229%
      Ransom Canyon, TX1,325$95,46973%
      Griggsville, IL1,325$43,39322%
      Doña Ana, NM1,325$30,50045%
      Alton, IA1,325$64,63517%
      Source: The Alton, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).