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Income/capita 15%
Household income 19%
Unemployment 56%
IndexDakota CityIowaNational
Income per capita$25,342$28,872$29,829
Median household income$44,615$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$47,750$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,875$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$37,375$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$24,141$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate2.1%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level7.4%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Dakota City is 15% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Dakota City is 19% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Dakota City is 56% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Dakota City is 51% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $29,740$44,615$89,230
      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.

      Dakota City median earnings by income bracket

      Dakota City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.2%2.1%
      Manufacturing sector33.0%4.1%
      Financial & insurance services0.9%2.1%
      Wholesale & retail services16.7%19.6%
      Public administration4.1%5.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.8%9.8%
      Education, health & social services4.5%37.6%
      Other20.8%8.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Vincent, IA130$58,7506%
      Badger, IA487$58,1255%
      Clare, IA221$56,8753%
      Livermore, IA508$53,5003%
      St. Joseph, IA121$47,29215%
      Dakota City, IA713$44,61519%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Valley Head, AL713$27,18851%
      Bordelonville, LA713$40,98226%
      Rose Bud, AR713$59,5008%
      Ironton, MN713$32,75041%
      Van Etten, NY713$50,2089%
      Dakota City, IA713$44,61519%
      Source: The Dakota City, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).