Income/capita 26%
Household income 25%
Unemployment 59%
IndexBattle CreekIowaNational
Income per capita$22,109$28,872$29,829
Median household income$41,429$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,083$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,563$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$37,692$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$21,042$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.9%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level6.0%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Battle Creek is 26% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Battle Creek is 25% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Battle Creek is 59% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Battle Creek is 60% lower than the national average

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      Battle Creek employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.7%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector28.8%8.2%
      Financial & insurance services1.3%3.5%
      Wholesale & retail services14.1%9.4%
      Public administration4.5%4.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.1%1.2%
      Education, health & social services9.6%50.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Schleswig, IA806$52,2226%
      Holstein, IA1,416$51,9276%
      Danbury, IA407$49,25011%
      Ricketts, IA124$48,43812%
      Galva, IA466$43,54221%
      Battle Creek, IA698$41,42925%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ansonville, NC698$30,60045%
      Forest Junction, WI698$57,1883%
      Ellsworth, PA698$50,7358%
      Knoxville, PA698$50,00010%
      Petersburg, TN698$38,75030%
      Battle Creek, IA698$41,42925%
      Source: The Battle Creek, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).