Income/capita 5%
Household income 15%
Unemployment 18%
Income per capita$28,224$28,872$29,829
Median household income$47,222$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$64,500$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,455$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$42,472$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$28,446$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate5.5%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level6.9%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Monroe is 5% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Monroe is 15% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Monroe is 18% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Monroe is 54% lower than the national average

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      Monroe employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.6%2.0%
      Manufacturing sector33.5%3.9%
      Financial & insurance services4.6%10.3%
      Wholesale & retail services11.1%9.6%
      Public administration2.5%7.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities14.9%4.2%
      Education, health & social services5.4%27.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Oakland Acres, IA116$89,58362%
      Runnells, IA514$66,66721%
      Lambs Grove, IA200$65,31318%
      Prairie City, IA1,973$60,97810%
      Pella, IA10,280$60,5689%
      Monroe, IA1,875$47,22215%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Leadville North, CO1,875$45,45518%
      Dakota City, NE1,875$55,4760%
      New Union, TN1,875$73,12532%
      Lake Hamilton, AR1,874$55,0001%
      Moweaqua, IL1,874$51,4427%
      Monroe, IA1,875$47,22215%
      Source: The Monroe, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).