Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$30,103$28,872$29,829
Median household income$62,761$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$85,553$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,564$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$43,922$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$23,777$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate2.3%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level10.0%12.3%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Indianola is 1% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Indianola is 13% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Indianola is 51% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Indianola is 34% lower than the national average

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      $41,836 $62,761 $125,522
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      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Indianola employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.6%14.6%
      Manufacturing sector9.6%9.6%
      Financial & insurance services7.7%7.7%
      Wholesale & retail services22.9%22.9%
      Public administration4.0%4.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.5%6.5%
      Education, health & social services11.5%11.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Bevington, IA27$123,750123.7%
      Cumming, IA536$99,58380.0%
      Carlisle, IA4,181$86,08755.6%
      Runnells, IA485$83,40950.8%
      Norwalk, IA11,467$83,24150.5%
      Indianola, IA15,921$62,76113.4%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Hibbing, MN15,923$47,03015.0%
      Cloverly, MD15,915$134,527143.2%
      Washougal, WA15,927$89,60862.0%
      Easthampton Town, MA15,930$63,65715.1%
      Sayville, NY15,910$125,075126.1%
      Indianola, IA15,921$62,76113.4%
      Source: The Indianola, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).