Income/capita 16%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 67%
IndexLa Porte CityIowaNational
Income per capita$25,146$28,872$29,829
Median household income$51,047$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$61,875$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,422$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$40,898$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$30,959$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.5%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level12.8%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in La Porte City is 16% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in La Porte City is 8% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in La Porte City is 67% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in La Porte City is 15% lower than the national average

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      La Porte City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.8%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector26.8%3.9%
      Financial & insurance services1.5%6.3%
      Wholesale & retail services15.6%4.3%
      Public administration0.0%0.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.5%5.3%
      Education, health & social services9.2%48.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hudson, IA2,414$83,03650%
      Raymond, IA829$67,36122%
      Dysart, IA1,418$60,68210%
      Cedar Falls, IA40,828$58,5446%
      Jesup, IA2,809$58,2695%
      La Porte City, IA2,403$51,0478%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      New Town, ND2,403$53,0864%
      Valley View, PA2,403$57,0923%
      Coopersburg, PA2,402$53,8593%
      Madison Center, CT2,404$63,54815%
      Le Center, MN2,404$44,67919%
      La Porte City, IA2,403$51,0478%
      Source: The La Porte City, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).