Income/capita 22%
Household income 11%
Unemployment 64%
Income per capita$23,269$28,872$29,829
Median household income$49,375$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,833$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$33,438$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$40,208$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$15,000$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.7%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level10.5%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Melrose is 22% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Melrose is 11% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Melrose is 64% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Melrose is 31% lower than the national average

Best Places for Employment in and Around Melrose

See all the best places to live around Melrose

Compare Melrose, IA Employment

      How would you rate the job market in Melrose?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      How accessible is public transit in Melrose?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all Melrose poll results

      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      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.

      Melrose median earnings by income bracket

      Melrose employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector15.6%5.7%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%8.6%
      Wholesale & retail services13.3%25.7%
      Public administration0.0%22.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.3%0.0%
      Education, health & social services4.4%22.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Williamson, IA113$42,81323%
      Chariton, IA4,219$42,00324%
      Moravia, IA792$40,89326%
      Marysville, IA103$40,79526%
      Lovilia, IA600$40,75026%
      Melrose, IA153$49,37511%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Java, SD153$33,75039%
      Bibo, NM153$0100%
      Halfway, MO153$29,37547%
      Jansen, NE153$40,83326%
      Yellow Bluff, AL153$17,00069%
      Melrose, IA153$49,37511%
      Source: The Melrose, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).