Income/capita 17%
Household income 13%
Unemployment 73%
IndexMorning SunIowaNational
Income per capita$24,761$28,872$29,829
Median household income$47,981$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,929$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$45,625$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$35,625$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$26,161$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.3%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level11.4%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Morning Sun is 17% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Morning Sun is 13% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Morning Sun is 73% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Morning Sun is 24% lower than the national average

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      Morning Sun employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.3%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector33.8%4.7%
      Financial & insurance services2.8%8.9%
      Wholesale & retail services15.7%12.5%
      Public administration2.8%5.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.9%1.0%
      Education, health & social services4.2%34.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Columbus City, IA447$60,3759%
      Mediapolis, IA1,536$52,8474%
      New London, IA1,945$50,1799%
      Crawfordsville, IA261$50,00010%
      Columbus Junction, IA2,214$49,21311%
      Morning Sun, IA906$47,98113%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Brooklyn, CT906$101,73184%
      Henderson, MN906$60,5569%
      Plainview, CA906$22,08360%
      Pleasantville, PA906$42,67923%
      Boys Town, NE907$23,90657%
      Morning Sun, IA906$47,98113%
      Source: The Morning Sun, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).