Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$27,817$28,872$29,829
Median household income$53,750$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$59,063$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$37,969$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$40,208$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$29,750$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level12.8%12.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Emerson is 7% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Emerson is 3% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Emerson is 25% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Emerson is 15% lower than the national average

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      $35,829 $53,750 $107,500
      $36,376 $54,570 $109,140
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Emerson median earnings by income bracket

      Emerson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.4%9.4%
      Manufacturing sector24.5%24.5%
      Financial & insurance services1.9%1.9%
      Wholesale & retail services16.0%16.0%
      Public administration4.7%4.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities15.1%15.1%
      Education, health & social services3.8%3.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Treynor, IA942$77,18839.5%
      Malvern, IA1,153$75,34136.2%
      Randolph, IA263$68,64624.1%
      Silver City, IA320$66,38920.0%
      Macedonia, IA214$64,66716.9%
      Emerson, IA462$53,7502.8%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      West Jefferson, AL462$0100.0%
      Grimes, CA462$33,89738.7%
      Coaldale, CO462$0100.0%
      Deer Trail, CO462$64,51916.6%
      Smithville, GA462$32,55441.2%
      Emerson, IA462$53,7502.8%
      Source: The Emerson, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).