Income/capita 3%
Household income 0%
Unemployment 28%
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Income per capita$30,580$28,872$29,829
Median household income$55,359$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$69,071$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,020$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$40,538$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$26,994$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.3%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level11.4%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Cedar Rapids is 3% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Cedar Rapids is equal to the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Cedar Rapids is 28% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Cedar Rapids is 25% lower than the national average

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      Cedar Rapids employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.2%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector23.3%0.9%
      Financial & insurance services4.2%8.1%
      Wholesale & retail services17.7%15.7%
      Public administration2.1%1.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.4%4.0%
      Education, health & social services9.9%33.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Shueyville, IA570$120,000116.9%
      Robins, IA3,434$119,583116.2%
      Walford, IA1,428$96,52874.5%
      Ely, IA2,133$95,80473.2%
      Fairfax, IA2,418$91,96466.2%
      Cedar Rapids, IA129,537$55,3590.1%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Enterprise, NV129,620$69,57225.8%
      Carrollton, TX129,266$70,07226.7%
      Charleston, SC129,888$57,6034.1%
      Visalia, CA128,738$52,0995.8%
      New Haven, CT130,405$38,12631.1%
      Cedar Rapids, IA129,537$55,3590.1%
      Source: The Cedar Rapids, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).