Income/capita 35%
Household income 50%
Unemployment 28%
IndexGrand RiverIowaNational
Income per capita$19,417$28,872$29,829
Median household income$27,500$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$29,375$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$35,375$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$20,357$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.4%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level26.0%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Grand River is 35% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Grand River is 50% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Grand River is 28% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Grand River is 72% higher than the national average

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      Grand River employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry25.6%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector16.3%20.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services4.7%8.9%
      Public administration2.3%4.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.0%11.1%
      Education, health & social services0.0%48.9%

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      Sun Valley Lake, IA224$73,53333%
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      Ellston, IA36$53,1254%
      Mount Ayr, IA1,958$46,66716%
      Afton, IA967$45,08319%
      Grand River, IA227$27,50050%

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      Grand River, IA227$27,50050%
      Source: The Grand River, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).