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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      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%

      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).