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Income/capita 42%
Household income 49%
Unemployment 192%
IndexKensettIowaNational
Income per capita$17,405$28,872$29,829
Median household income$28,333$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$30,250$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,625$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$22,250$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$13,889$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate13.6%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level18.6%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Kensett is 42% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Kensett is 49% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Kensett is 192% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Kensett is 23% higher than the national average

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      $Input your household income
      $18,886$28,333$56,666
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Kensett median earnings by income bracket

      Kensett employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry31.3%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector30.1%2.4%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%7.3%
      Wholesale & retail services15.7%20.7%
      Public administration0.0%1.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.2%1.2%
      Education, health & social services2.4%30.5%
      Other16.9%29.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hanlontown, IA211$56,8753%
      Plymouth, IA344$52,5005%
      St. Ansgar, IA1,087$49,06311%
      Lyle, MN478$48,90612%
      Manly, IA1,551$48,21413%
      Kensett, IA345$28,33349%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Pomona, MO345$36,80033%
      Fenton, LA345$27,98149%
      Gridley, KS345$36,96433%
      Winesburg, OH345$78,00041%
      Bartley, NE345$33,56339%
      Kensett, IA345$28,33349%
      Source: The Kensett, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).