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Income/capita 7%
Household income 27%
Unemployment 44%
IndexHoughtonIowaNational
Income per capita$27,799$28,872$29,829
Median household income$70,313$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$88,000$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$51,750$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$56,250$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$15,417$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate6.7%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level3.3%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Houghton is 7% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Houghton is 27% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Houghton is 44% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Houghton is 78% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $46,870$70,313$140,626
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Houghton median earnings by income bracket

      Houghton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry29.4%20.8%
      Manufacturing sector13.7%12.5%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services13.7%16.7%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities27.5%4.2%
      Education, health & social services7.8%16.7%
      Other7.8%25.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Westwood, IA96$101,66784%
      St. Paul, IA100$56,7193%
      Franklin, IA110$53,7503%
      West Point, IA1,020$52,5005%
      New London, IA1,945$50,1799%
      Houghton, IA152$70,31327%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Beards Fork, WV152$0100%
      Glendora, MS152$31,87542%
      Braddyville, IA152$41,25025%
      Alpha, MN152$75,35736%
      Fernan Lake Village, ID152$81,25047%
      Houghton, IA152$70,31327%
      Source: The Houghton, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).