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Income/capita 14%
Household income 10%
Unemployment 24%
IndexColoIowaNational
Income per capita$25,584$28,872$29,829
Median household income$60,982$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,404$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$51,250$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$40,074$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$25,313$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level8.0%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Colo is 14% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Colo is 10% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Colo is 24% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Colo is 47% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $40,650$60,982$121,964
      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.

      Colo median earnings by income bracket

      Colo employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry18.4%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector27.6%1.4%
      Financial & insurance services0.8%6.3%
      Wholesale & retail services15.5%19.5%
      Public administration8.8%1.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.6%2.3%
      Education, health & social services5.4%40.7%
      Other18.8%19.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Alleman, IA499$90,83364%
      Roland, IA1,312$71,97930%
      Maxwell, IA839$70,13927%
      Huxley, IA3,474$65,47118%
      Clemons, IA111$59,0637%
      Colo, IA886$60,98210%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mapleton, ND886$78,75042%
      Gladbrook, IA886$50,3579%
      Port Royal, PA886$40,86226%
      Mountain Mesa, CA886$29,22347%
      Marion, MT886$51,3897%
      Colo, IA886$60,98210%
      Source: The Colo, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).