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Income/capita 34%
Household income 12%
Unemployment 70%
IndexLeightonIowaNational
Income per capita$19,826$28,872$29,829
Median household income$48,500$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$55,417$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,875$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$41,042$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$0$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.4%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level0.5%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Leighton is 34% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Leighton is 12% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Leighton is 70% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Leighton is 97% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $32,330$48,500$97,000
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Leighton median earnings by income bracket

      Leighton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry15.7%2.0%
      Manufacturing sector21.6%8.0%
      Financial & insurance services5.9%4.0%
      Wholesale & retail services23.5%12.0%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.9%4.0%
      Education, health & social services5.9%38.0%
      Other21.6%36.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Keomah Village, IA69$71,25029%
      Pella, IA10,280$60,5689%
      New Sharon, IA1,263$54,9311%
      Harvey, IA290$48,59412%
      Eddyville, IA1,207$46,71316%
      Leighton, IA193$48,50012%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ironton, MI193$61,80612%
      Hiwassee, VA193$77,91741%
      Westbrook, TX193$63,75015%
      Leisure Lake, MO193$28,25049%
      Iliff, CO193$33,12540%
      Leighton, IA193$48,50012%
      Source: The Leighton, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).