Oak Park employment information

IndexOak ParkDes MoinesIowa
Income per capita$20,854$25,437$28,872
Median household income$48,692$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$36,048$32,100$37,409
Median earnings female$22,610$25,228$25,115
Unemployment rate6.9%5.0%3.1%
Poverty leveln/a19.0%12.3%

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  • The income per capita in Oak Park is 30% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Oak Park is 12% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Oak Park is 49% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Oak Park is equal to the national average.

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Oak Park median earnings by income bracket

Oak Park employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.0%0.0%
Manufacturing sector21.4%4.1%
Financial & insurance services10.3%10.3%
Wholesale & retail services22.1%13.2%
Public administration0.0%4.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.0%0.0%
Education, health & social services9.9%33.7%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Cumming, IA415$116,875111%
Johnston, IA19,491$95,56573%
Alleman, IA499$90,83364%
Clive, IA17,022$90,50264%
Polk City, IA4,115$90,21663%
Des Moines, IA212,859$48,08813%

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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 Oak Park, Des Moines, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).