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Income/capita 26%
Household income 27%
Unemployment 49%
IndexDefianceIowaNational
Income per capita$22,178$28,872$29,829
Median household income$40,625$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$42,500$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$32,292$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$18,125$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate6.9%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level23.3%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Defiance is 26% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Defiance is 27% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Defiance is 49% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Defiance is 54% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $27,080$40,625$81,250
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Defiance median earnings by income bracket

      Defiance employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry17.5%2.1%
      Manufacturing sector19.0%14.6%
      Financial & insurance services4.8%4.2%
      Wholesale & retail services17.5%16.7%
      Public administration0.0%8.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.5%0.0%
      Education, health & social services6.3%29.2%
      Other25.4%27.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Panama, IA201$65,00017%
      Earling, IA443$50,4179%
      Portsmouth, IA162$47,85713%
      Denison, IA8,326$47,46514%
      Dunlap, IA1,021$47,36814%
      Defiance, IA240$40,62527%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Midland, VA240$28,86448%
      Roy, NM240$23,43858%
      Amsterdam, MO240$33,75039%
      East Shore, CA240$61,00010%
      Cuylerville, NY240$60,1569%
      Defiance, IA240$40,62527%
      Source: The Defiance, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).