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Income/capita 20%
Household income 26%
Unemployment 56%
IndexCharles CityIowaNational
Income per capita$23,983$28,872$29,829
Median household income$40,909$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$53,866$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,375$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$30,492$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$17,416$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate2.1%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level20.4%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Charles City is 20% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Charles City is 26% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Charles City is 56% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Charles City is 35% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $27,269$40,909$81,818
      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.

      Charles City median earnings by income bracket

      Charles City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector29.8%4.8%
      Financial & insurance services2.0%9.0%
      Wholesale & retail services17.4%23.4%
      Public administration2.2%2.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.7%0.9%
      Education, health & social services13.2%29.6%
      Other21.3%17.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      North Washington, IA161$70,62528%
      Colwell, IA67$66,25020%
      Orchard, IA50$50,8938%
      Floyd, IA365$50,4179%
      Ionia, IA332$48,75012%
      Charles City, IA7,496$40,90926%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mantua, VA7,497$124,786126%
      Dayton, TX7,494$54,0482%
      West Glens Falls, NY7,501$54,2762%
      Sandwich, IL7,491$58,6366%
      Swainsboro, GA7,504$27,94249%
      Charles City, IA7,496$40,90926%
      Source: The Charles City, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).