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Income/capita 23%
Household income 23%
Unemployment 52%
IndexCherokeeIowaNational
Income per capita$22,939$28,872$29,829
Median household income$42,754$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$52,077$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,803$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$31,852$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$22,405$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate2.2%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level17.4%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Cherokee is 23% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Cherokee is 23% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Cherokee is 52% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Cherokee is 15% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $28,499$42,754$85,508
      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.

      Cherokee median earnings by income bracket

      Cherokee employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.5%1.5%
      Manufacturing sector21.2%12.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.8%4.5%
      Wholesale & retail services24.4%22.6%
      Public administration4.5%2.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.0%1.3%
      Education, health & social services4.8%39.0%
      Other21.5%19.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Aurelia, IA955$59,7928%
      Marcus, IA1,146$50,7148%
      Alta, IA2,104$50,6778%
      Calumet, IA192$50,00010%
      Meriden, IA209$48,75012%
      Cherokee, IA5,113$42,75423%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bowie, TX5,115$38,00331%
      Lake City, MN5,111$51,2877%
      Cocoa West, FL5,115$23,28958%
      Massanetta Springs, VA5,116$79,54544%
      Pinardville, NH5,110$59,4407%
      Cherokee, IA5,113$42,75423%
      Source: The Cherokee, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).