Income/capita 4%
Household income 16%
Unemployment 63%
Income per capita$31,099$28,872$29,829
Median household income$46,667$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,065$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,976$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$38,274$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$27,639$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.7%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level9.5%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Laurens is 4% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Laurens is 16% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Laurens is 63% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Laurens is 37% lower than the national average

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      Laurens employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.7%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector40.7%3.7%
      Financial & insurance services4.7%6.4%
      Wholesale & retail services14.2%11.6%
      Public administration2.6%0.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.4%0.0%
      Education, health & social services7.8%29.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Albert City, IA589$44,06320%
      Webb, IA186$43,75021%
      Pocahontas, IA1,789$42,34123%
      Marathon, IA270$38,28131%
      Mallard, IA280$35,20836%
      Laurens, IA1,272$46,66716%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lubeck, WV1,272$60,4899%
      Enfield, NH1,272$49,67310%
      Vienna Bend, LA1,272$40,55627%
      Grant Park, IL1,272$52,1716%
      Lumber City, GA1,271$27,76850%
      Laurens, IA1,272$46,66716%
      Source: The Laurens, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).