Income/capita 21%
Household income 23%
Unemployment 13%
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Income per capita$23,478$28,872$29,829
Median household income$42,448$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$51,458$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,548$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$40,258$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$20,000$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate5.3%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level15.8%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fort Madison is 21% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Fort Madison is 23% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fort Madison is 13% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fort Madison is 5% higher than the national average

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      Fort Madison employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.2%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector32.9%0.6%
      Financial & insurance services0.4%5.0%
      Wholesale & retail services13.4%16.8%
      Public administration9.3%4.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.0%1.4%
      Education, health & social services4.0%34.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      St. Paul, IA100$56,7192.5%
      Middletown, IA361$55,6250.5%
      Gulf Port, IL21$53,7502.8%
      Franklin, IA110$53,7502.8%
      West Point, IA1,020$52,5005.1%
      Fort Madison, IA10,769$42,44823.3%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Storm Lake, IA10,768$43,22621.9%
      Waimea, HI10,770$67,52422.1%
      Monroe, WI10,771$42,46723.2%
      Miami Shores, FL10,772$101,04782.7%
      Sweetwater, TX10,765$33,68739.1%
      Fort Madison, IA10,769$42,44823.3%
      Source: The Fort Madison, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).