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Income/capita 14%
Household income 22%
Unemployment 27%
IndexJeffersonIowaNational
Income per capita$25,584$28,872$29,829
Median household income$43,333$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$54,953$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,012$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$27,346$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$22,937$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.4%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level9.3%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Jefferson is 14% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Jefferson is 22% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Jefferson is 27% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Jefferson is 38% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $28,885$43,333$86,666
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Jefferson median earnings by income bracket

      Jefferson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector19.9%8.0%
      Financial & insurance services2.4%4.6%
      Wholesale & retail services16.4%10.6%
      Public administration3.3%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.6%0.0%
      Education, health & social services10.7%50.1%
      Other27.6%21.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Paton, IA245$55,6251%
      Beaver, IA127$55,4170%
      Grand Junction, IA838$45,55618%
      Scranton, IA565$45,46918%
      Rippey, IA207$45,25018%
      Jefferson, IA4,207$43,33322%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Jasper, FL4,207$38,82130%
      Sparks, TX4,208$19,49565%
      Emerald Lakes, PA4,208$63,75015%
      Riverdale, NJ4,206$97,04575%
      Silverthorne, CO4,206$47,82514%
      Jefferson, IA4,207$43,33322%
      Source: The Jefferson, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).