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Income/capita 32%
Household income 42%
Unemployment 12%
IndexOnawaIowaNational
Income per capita$20,231$28,872$29,829
Median household income$32,026$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$45,845$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,323$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$27,029$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$16,882$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate4.1%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level25.8%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Onawa is 32% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Onawa is 42% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Onawa is 12% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Onawa is 71% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $21,348$32,026$64,052
      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.

      Onawa median earnings by income bracket

      Onawa employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.1%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector24.7%6.0%
      Financial & insurance services3.4%3.6%
      Wholesale & retail services12.0%21.7%
      Public administration0.9%8.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services10.9%46.2%
      Other29.4%14.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hornick, IA298$56,2502%
      Sloan, IA1,192$54,6591%
      Blencoe, IA253$48,12513%
      Whiting, IA943$41,25025%
      Pisgah, IA248$41,09426%
      Onawa, IA2,906$32,02642%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bald Knob, AR2,906$28,04249%
      Kewaunee, WI2,907$54,8331%
      Fairfield, TX2,905$44,75019%
      Tularosa, NM2,907$35,62536%
      Follansbee, WV2,905$53,9582%
      Onawa, IA2,906$32,02642%
      Source: The Onawa, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).