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Income/capita 38%
Household income 36%
Unemployment 80%
IndexBeaconIowaNational
Income per capita$18,492$28,872$29,829
Median household income$35,357$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$39,750$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$17,500$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$37,500$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$14,167$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate8.4%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level15.0%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Beacon is 38% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Beacon is 36% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Beacon is 80% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Beacon is 1% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $23,568$35,357$70,714
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Beacon median earnings by income bracket

      Beacon employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry17.9%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector43.4%1.1%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services9.4%27.5%
      Public administration6.6%4.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.6%0.0%
      Education, health & social services4.7%28.6%
      Other9.4%18.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Keomah Village, IA69$71,25029%
      Pella, IA10,280$60,5689%
      New Sharon, IA1,263$54,9311%
      Harvey, IA290$48,59412%
      Leighton, IA193$48,50012%
      Beacon, IA526$35,35736%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Arlington, IA526$41,66725%
      Cook, MN526$35,88235%
      Sand Rock, AL526$50,5369%
      Coram, MT526$0100%
      Newport, NY526$39,37529%
      Beacon, IA526$35,35736%
      Source: The Beacon, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).