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Income/capita 23%
Household income 38%
Unemployment 26%
IndexMason CityIllinoisNational
Income per capita$23,117$31,502$29,829
Median household income$34,549$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$43,750$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,631$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$33,125$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$20,461$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.9%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level19.4%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Mason City is 23% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Mason City is 38% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Mason City is 26% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Mason City is 29% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $23,030$34,549$69,098
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Mason City median earnings by income bracket

      Mason City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.0%1.4%
      Manufacturing sector19.3%9.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.8%5.0%
      Wholesale & retail services12.8%22.7%
      Public administration4.7%6.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities15.4%0.7%
      Education, health & social services4.7%34.8%
      Other30.2%18.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Elkhart, IL407$61,25011%
      New Holland, IL187$61,25011%
      Greenview, IL844$54,6881%
      Delavan, IL1,600$54,3182%
      San Jose, IL645$52,7505%
      Mason City, IL2,272$34,54938%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Jamestown West, NY2,272$64,96317%
      Arcanum, OH2,272$49,39211%
      Decatur, AR2,272$37,75032%
      West Lafayette, OH2,272$39,34829%
      Village of Four Seasons, MO2,272$66,97421%
      Mason City, IL2,272$34,54938%
      Source: The Mason City, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).