Income/capita 18%
Household income 4%
Unemployment 64%
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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      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%

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

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      Pismo Beach, CA7,984$75,97837%
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      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).