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Income/capita 23%
Household income 22%
Unemployment 51%
IndexCrestonIowaNational
Income per capita$22,992$28,872$29,829
Median household income$43,137$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,357$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,767$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$31,917$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$22,307$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate2.3%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level15.6%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Creston is 23% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Creston is 22% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Creston is 51% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Creston is 3% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $28,755$43,137$86,274
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Creston median earnings by income bracket

      Creston employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry3.8%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector35.7%4.2%
      Financial & insurance services4.1%2.3%
      Wholesale & retail services16.0%15.7%
      Public administration2.5%1.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%2.1%
      Education, health & social services11.8%35.5%
      Other17.4%17.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Prescott, IA250$48,12513%
      Orient, IA426$47,62514%
      Afton, IA967$45,08319%
      Tingley, IA177$38,75030%
      Arispe, IA87$36,45834%
      Creston, IA7,877$43,13722%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Floris, VA7,876$196,544255%
      Memphis, FL7,878$42,13124%
      Perry, IA7,876$42,17724%
      Cleveland, TX7,879$35,79135%
      Stayton, OR7,875$42,17824%
      Creston, IA7,877$43,13722%
      Source: The Creston, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).