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Income/capita 13%
Household income 21%
Unemployment 64%
IndexHarlanIowaNational
Income per capita$25,962$28,872$29,829
Median household income$43,958$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$55,313$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,755$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$30,246$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$24,800$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.7%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level13.6%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Harlan is 13% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Harlan is 21% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Harlan is 64% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Harlan is 10% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $29,302$43,958$87,916
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Harlan median earnings by income bracket

      Harlan employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry20.2%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector12.7%2.1%
      Financial & insurance services4.7%3.9%
      Wholesale & retail services27.3%15.0%
      Public administration2.4%2.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.9%5.9%
      Education, health & social services9.7%45.7%
      Other12.6%22.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Panama, IA201$65,00017%
      Minden, IA634$64,50017%
      Persia, IA257$57,8135%
      Elk Horn, IA532$55,7501%
      Tennant, IA73$51,8756%
      Harlan, IA5,008$43,95821%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Kahaluu, HI5,009$88,52960%
      Demarest, NJ5,007$150,139171%
      Auburn, IL5,006$62,38613%
      Holbrook, AZ5,011$51,1927%
      Whiskey Creek, FL5,011$74,26834%
      Harlan, IA5,008$43,95821%
      Source: The Harlan, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).