Fairground employment information

IndexFairgroundDes MoinesIowa
Income per capita$17,770$25,437$28,872
Median household income$37,645$48,088$54,570
Median income owner occupied$0$62,227$66,527
Median income renter occupied$0$30,436$30,828
Median earnings male$29,240$32,100$37,409
Median earnings female$24,730$25,228$25,115
Unemployment rate8.9%5.0%3.1%
Poverty leveln/a19.0%12.3%

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  • The income per capita in Fairground is 40% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Fairground is 32% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Fairground is 90% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Fairground is equal to the national average.

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Fairground median earnings by income bracket

Fairground employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry25.9%3.9%
Manufacturing sector15.4%0.0%
Financial & insurance services4.7%9.7%
Wholesale & retail services8.9%16.2%
Public administration0.0%2.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.3%1.7%
Education, health & social services2.4%30.2%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cumming, IA415$116,875111%
Johnston, IA19,491$95,56573%
Clive, IA17,022$90,50264%
Polk City, IA4,115$90,21663%
Grimes, IA10,422$83,12550%
Des Moines, IA212,859$48,08813%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Birmingham, AL212,424$32,40441%
Spokane, WA212,078$43,27422%
San Bernardino, CA214,581$38,45630%
Rochester, NY210,291$31,68443%
Richmond, VA216,773$41,18726%
Des Moines, IA212,859$48,08813%
Source: The Fairground, Des Moines, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).