Income/capita 30%
Household income 25%
Unemployment 35%
Income per capita$20,863$28,872$29,829
Median household income$41,667$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$51,563$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,458$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$38,603$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$21,477$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate6.3%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level21.6%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Lacona is 30% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Lacona is 25% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Lacona is 35% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Lacona is 43% higher than the national average

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      Lacona employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry19.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector10.3%5.7%
      Financial & insurance services2.4%8.5%
      Wholesale & retail services34.1%23.6%
      Public administration4.0%0.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%0.0%
      Education, health & social services7.9%42.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Milo, IA928$58,2505%
      Indianola, IA15,343$51,4147%
      Lucas, IA185$51,2507%
      Pleasantville, IA1,762$50,4259%
      Ackworth, IA66$49,37511%
      Lacona, IA472$41,66725%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bayside, TX472$55,2500%
      Howardwick, TX472$39,37529%
      Meadville, MO472$48,33313%
      Gilmore City, IA472$38,25031%
      Baileyton, TN472$33,67239%
      Lacona, IA472$41,66725%
      Source: The Lacona, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).