Income/capita 25%
Household income 15%
Unemployment 67%
IndexMount PleasantIowaNational
Income per capita$22,418$28,872$29,829
Median household income$46,804$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$64,559$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,727$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$28,817$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$21,571$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.5%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level18.7%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Mount Pleasant is 25% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Mount Pleasant is 15% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Mount Pleasant is 67% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Mount Pleasant is 24% higher than the national average

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      Mount Pleasant employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.7%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector37.7%2.7%
      Financial & insurance services3.0%3.0%
      Wholesale & retail services15.2%14.7%
      Public administration4.6%3.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.2%1.1%
      Education, health & social services12.6%44.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Westwood, IA96$101,66784%
      Houghton, IA152$70,31327%
      St. Paul, IA100$56,7193%
      Middletown, IA361$55,6251%
      New London, IA1,945$50,1799%
      Mount Pleasant, IA8,491$46,80415%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Dormont, PA8,491$58,8756%
      North Haledon, NJ8,490$100,72482%
      Elwood, IN8,489$36,38334%
      Elsmere, KY8,488$52,9694%
      Perkasie, PA8,495$67,70022%
      Mount Pleasant, IA8,491$46,80415%
      Source: The Mount Pleasant, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).