Income/capita 13%
Household income 6%
Unemployment 19%
Income per capita$25,826$27,044$29,829
Median household income$51,932$49,593$55,322
Median income owner occupied$53,750$62,242$70,586
Median income renter occupied$46,071$30,016$35,192
Median earnings male$46,528$34,901$36,919
Median earnings female$30,667$24,771$26,250
Unemployment rate3.8%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level10.6%15.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Kelso is 13% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Kelso is 6% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Kelso is 19% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Kelso is 30% lower than the national average

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      Kelso employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.8%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector16.6%4.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.2%2.7%
      Wholesale & retail services5.5%11.4%
      Public administration7.4%2.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities27.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services9.8%65.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Gordonville, MO409$64,00016%
      Jackson, MO14,641$53,9972%
      Benton, MO878$47,14315%
      Allenville, MO84$46,25016%
      Cape Girardeau, MO39,200$41,67325%
      Kelso, MO585$51,9326%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Tull, AR585$48,43812%
      Brownsville, WI585$83,75051%
      Effingham, KS585$36,63534%
      Canal Point, FL585$36,96433%
      Round Lake, NY585$76,75039%
      Kelso, MO585$51,9326%
      Source: The Kelso, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).