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Income/capita 16%
Household income 6%
Unemployment 9%
IndexBlairstownIowaNational
Income per capita$25,129$28,872$29,829
Median household income$52,000$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,589$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,750$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$37,250$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$27,321$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate5.1%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level23.1%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Blairstown is 16% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Blairstown is 6% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Blairstown is 9% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Blairstown is 53% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $34,663$52,000$104,000
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Blairstown median earnings by income bracket

      Blairstown employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.8%1.4%
      Manufacturing sector34.2%18.6%
      Financial & insurance services1.1%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services12.1%19.3%
      Public administration2.1%2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.8%4.8%
      Education, health & social services1.1%25.5%
      Other26.8%17.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Walford, IA1,428$96,52874%
      Middle Amana, IA423$90,89364%
      Atkins, IA1,713$82,22249%
      Luzerne, IA138$68,75024%
      Hartwick, IA98$68,75024%
      Blairstown, IA744$52,0006%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Concrete, WA744$30,23445%
      Smith Corner, CA744$40,92126%
      Waynesfield, OH744$55,5980%
      Hampton, MN745$69,21925%
      Cresson, TX745$59,5008%
      Blairstown, IA744$52,0006%
      Source: The Blairstown, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).