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Income/capita 2%
Household income 28%
Unemployment 35%
IndexBlue GrassIowaNational
Income per capita$30,367$28,872$29,829
Median household income$71,058$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$71,750$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$50,147$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$26,810$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.0%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level7.9%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Blue Grass is 2% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Blue Grass is 28% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Blue Grass is 35% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Blue Grass is 48% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $47,367$71,058$142,116
      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.

      Blue Grass median earnings by income bracket

      Blue Grass employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry18.8%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector30.9%1.8%
      Financial & insurance services1.4%8.9%
      Wholesale & retail services12.1%14.3%
      Public administration5.5%2.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.2%2.7%
      Education, health & social services4.0%39.9%
      Other15.4%24.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Long Grove, IA952$108,88997%
      Donahue, IA385$78,33342%
      Bettendorf, IA35,048$75,25136%
      Park View, IA2,718$69,82126%
      Coyne Center, IL1,083$68,92925%
      Blue Grass, IA1,563$71,05828%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      East Berlin, PA1,563$57,8295%
      Hamilton, IN1,564$46,18217%
      Freedom, PA1,564$37,77832%
      Somerset, TX1,562$40,51527%
      Augusta, WI1,564$43,54221%
      Blue Grass, IA1,563$71,05828%
      Source: The Blue Grass, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).