Income/capita 42%
Household income 38%
Unemployment 14%
IndexDow CityIowaNational
Income per capita$17,339$28,872$29,829
Median household income$34,167$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$44,063$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,523$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$30,000$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$16,000$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate4.0%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level24.8%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Dow City is 42% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Dow City is 38% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Dow City is 14% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Dow City is 64% higher than the national average

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      Dow City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry17.4%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector21.1%8.7%
      Financial & insurance services0.9%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services14.7%19.2%
      Public administration0.0%13.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities19.3%0.0%
      Education, health & social services0.0%35.6%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Panama, IA201$65,00017%
      Earling, IA443$50,4179%
      Ricketts, IA124$48,43812%
      Woodbine, IA1,645$48,40912%
      Denison, IA8,326$47,46514%
      Dow City, IA463$34,16738%

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      Launiupoko, HI463$104,16788%
      Dyess, AR463$43,47221%
      Waynesville, IL463$56,5002%
      Robards, KY463$60,3139%
      Ramona, OK463$31,66743%
      Dow City, IA463$34,16738%
      Source: The Dow City, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).