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Income/capita 24%
Household income 10%
Unemployment 24%
IndexOldsIowaNational
Income per capita$22,720$28,872$29,829
Median household income$49,583$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$54,167$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,625$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$54,375$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$25,893$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level12.2%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Olds is 24% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Olds is 10% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Olds is 24% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Olds is 19% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $33,052$49,583$99,166
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Olds median earnings by income bracket

      Olds employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector20.9%5.4%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%5.4%
      Wholesale & retail services11.6%0.0%
      Public administration11.6%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.7%10.8%
      Education, health & social services20.9%43.2%
      Other16.3%10.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Westwood, IA96$101,66784%
      Columbus City, IA447$60,3759%
      New London, IA1,945$50,1799%
      Crawfordsville, IA261$50,00010%
      Columbus Junction, IA2,214$49,21311%
      Olds, IA197$49,58310%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Tiro, OH197$37,50032%
      Harpster, OH197$43,29522%
      Coleville, CA197$0100%
      Knobel, AR197$27,77850%
      Washta, IA197$39,64328%
      Olds, IA197$49,58310%
      Source: The Olds, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).