Income/capita 29%
Household income 44%
Unemployment 70%
Income per capita$21,033$28,872$29,829
Median household income$31,250$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$38,750$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,583$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$30,341$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$17,625$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.4%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level11.3%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Dows is 29% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Dows is 44% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Dows is 70% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Dows is 25% lower than the national average

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      Dows median earnings by income bracket

      Dows employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector35.1%27.6%
      Financial & insurance services1.5%14.9%
      Wholesale & retail services6.7%12.6%
      Public administration0.7%5.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.5%13.8%
      Education, health & social services5.2%31.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Galt, IA63$101,00083%
      Blairsburg, IA128$52,6795%
      Williams, IA468$52,0836%
      Coulter, IA214$49,64310%
      Iowa Falls, IA5,176$48,72212%
      Dows, IA497$31,25044%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Forestville, WI497$46,56316%
      Clarksburg, OH497$22,15960%
      Barton, MD497$38,88930%
      Delmar, IA497$56,0711%
      Murray, NE497$60,5369%
      Dows, IA497$31,25044%
      Source: The Dows, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).