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Income/capita 18%
Household income 4%
Unemployment 64%
IndexDecorahIowaNational
Income per capita$24,334$28,872$29,829
Median household income$52,912$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$66,827$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,476$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$21,929$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$7,442$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.7%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level11.7%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Decorah is 18% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Decorah is 4% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Decorah is 64% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Decorah is 23% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $35,271$52,912$105,824
      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.

      Decorah median earnings by income bracket

      Decorah employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.9%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector13.6%4.1%
      Financial & insurance services2.4%4.4%
      Wholesale & retail services17.5%9.5%
      Public administration1.0%0.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.5%2.9%
      Education, health & social services33.7%60.6%
      Other23.3%15.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Burr Oak, IA242$76,87539%
      Jackson Junction, IA47$76,87539%
      Calmar, IA1,023$50,9298%
      Ossian, IA962$50,6258%
      Ridgeway, IA285$49,82110%
      Decorah, IA7,985$52,9124%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Pismo Beach, CA7,984$75,97837%
      Ilion, NY7,986$42,90122%
      Summit Park, UT7,986$121,841120%
      Newton, NJ7,982$52,2266%
      Oak Brook, IL7,988$144,286161%
      Decorah, IA7,985$52,9124%
      Source: The Decorah, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).