Income/capita 11%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 77%
Income per capita$26,638$28,872$29,829
Median household income$50,625$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$60,865$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$18,500$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$39,792$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$25,781$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.1%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level11.2%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Ossian is 11% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Ossian is 8% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Ossian is 77% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Ossian is 26% lower than the national average

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      Ossian employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry23.8%0.4%
      Manufacturing sector23.4%4.7%
      Financial & insurance services2.0%8.1%
      Wholesale & retail services15.2%12.0%
      Public administration1.2%1.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.7%3.1%
      Education, health & social services7.0%47.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Jackson Junction, IA47$76,87539%
      St. Lucas, IA163$57,0833%
      Decorah, IA7,985$52,9124%
      Calmar, IA1,023$50,9298%
      Ridgeway, IA285$49,82110%
      Ossian, IA962$50,6258%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Poncha Springs, CO962$39,40529%
      Windfall City, IN962$41,97424%
      Jasper, MO962$33,22940%
      Parkin, AR962$19,89664%
      Haxtun, CO962$37,50032%
      Ossian, IA962$50,6258%
      Source: The Ossian, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).