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Income/capita 26%
Household income 14%
Unemployment 21%
IndexDickensIowaNational
Income per capita$22,067$28,872$29,829
Median household income$47,500$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$51,500$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$36,875$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$15,417$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level24.0%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Dickens is 26% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Dickens is 14% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Dickens is 21% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Dickens is 59% higher than the national average

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      $31,663$47,500$95,000
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Dickens median earnings by income bracket

      Dickens employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.8%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector31.4%5.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services19.6%15.0%
      Public administration7.8%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.9%8.3%
      Education, health & social services7.8%48.3%
      Other17.6%13.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fostoria, IA194$63,25014%
      Rossie, IA50$58,5716%
      Everly, IA624$56,5632%
      Wallingford, IA180$55,8331%
      West Okoboji, IA314$54,1072%
      Dickens, IA204$47,50014%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Volin, SD204$55,6251%
      Pine Ridge, AL204$26,25053%
      Oakwood Park, MO204$65,93819%
      Minnesota City, MN204$58,6256%
      Bakerhill, AL204$31,71943%
      Dickens, IA204$47,50014%
      Source: The Dickens, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).