Income/capita 5%
Household income 19%
Unemployment 36%
Income per capita$28,281$28,872$29,829
Median household income$45,000$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$54,231$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,778$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$37,813$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$16,830$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.0%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level8.9%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Elkader is 5% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Elkader is 19% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Elkader is 36% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Elkader is 41% lower than the national average

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      Elkader employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.1%5.3%
      Manufacturing sector19.7%2.8%
      Financial & insurance services2.1%5.9%
      Wholesale & retail services17.1%20.3%
      Public administration3.1%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services17.7%36.6%

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      Osterdock, IA54$66,66721%
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      Elgin, IA737$48,75012%
      Garber, IA129$48,75012%
      Elkader, IA1,325$45,00019%

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      Elkader, IA1,325$45,00019%
      Source: The Elkader, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).