Income/capita 19%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 1%
Income per capita$24,113$28,872$29,829
Median household income$50,875$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$53,889$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,404$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$37,500$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$21,058$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate4.6%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level10.6%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Essex is 19% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Essex is 8% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Essex is 1% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Essex is 30% lower than the national average

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      Essex median earnings by income bracket

      Essex employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector17.5%6.8%
      Financial & insurance services7.5%5.9%
      Wholesale & retail services14.2%18.0%
      Public administration7.5%3.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.5%1.5%
      Education, health & social services10.4%39.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Malvern, IA982$65,59519%
      Stanton, IA685$58,8896%
      Emerson, IA525$52,0146%
      Riverton, IA260$51,7197%
      Coburg, IA58$50,6258%
      Essex, IA859$50,8758%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rolling Hills, KY859$43,93821%
      Mars Hill, ME859$27,18851%
      Wanblee, SD859$41,12526%
      Agency, MO859$69,16725%
      Alma, KS859$50,1149%
      Essex, IA859$50,8758%
      Source: The Essex, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).