Income/capita 12%
Household income 27%
Unemployment 74%
Income per capita$26,115$28,872$29,829
Median household income$40,290$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,446$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,918$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$29,860$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$19,054$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.2%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level18.6%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Atlantic is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Atlantic is 27% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Atlantic is 74% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Atlantic is 23% higher than the national average

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      Atlantic employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.9%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector23.4%5.7%
      Financial & insurance services3.3%5.4%
      Wholesale & retail services19.3%15.8%
      Public administration2.1%2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.9%5.6%
      Education, health & social services9.0%35.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Elk Horn, IA532$55,7501%
      Brayton, IA145$48,25013%
      Marne, IA120$45,41718%
      Wiota, IA86$45,00019%
      Lewis, IA553$44,68819%
      Atlantic, IA6,817$40,29027%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Neptune Beach, FL6,817$74,28634%
      Sudden Valley, WA6,818$80,63546%
      Roeland Park, KS6,816$60,77110%
      Huron, CA6,821$25,32154%
      Martins Ferry, OH6,813$33,45640%
      Atlantic, IA6,817$40,29027%
      Source: The Atlantic, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).