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Income/capita 9%
Household income 20%
Unemployment 58%
IndexOaklandIowaNational
Income per capita$27,156$28,872$29,829
Median household income$66,607$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$73,819$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$37,159$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$37,784$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$26,050$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate2.0%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level7.0%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Oakland is 9% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Oakland is 20% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Oakland is 58% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Oakland is 53% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $44,400$66,607$133,214
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      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.

      Oakland median earnings by income bracket

      Oakland employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.4%2.0%
      Manufacturing sector28.2%10.9%
      Financial & insurance services1.6%13.5%
      Wholesale & retail services25.9%16.6%
      Public administration4.1%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.8%2.3%
      Education, health & social services4.4%33.0%
      Other15.1%16.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bentley, IA107$111,316101%
      McClelland, IA176$77,50040%
      Underwood, IA808$76,66739%
      Silver City, IA224$70,20827%
      Treynor, IA957$66,76121%
      Oakland, IA1,544$66,60720%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Corydon, IA1,544$45,00019%
      Fort Montgomery, NY1,544$97,58976%
      Reese, MI1,544$46,87515%
      Fosston, MN1,544$34,45338%
      Cut and Shoot, TX1,543$64,28616%
      Oakland, IA1,544$66,60720%
      Source: The Oakland, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).