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Income/capita NAT. AVG.
23%
Household income NAT. AVG.
31%
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$24,602$28,872$29,829
Median household income$42,418$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$56,590$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,456$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$35,110$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$23,636$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.2%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level18.1%12.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Ottumwa is 18% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Ottumwa is 23% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Ottumwa is 31% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Ottumwa is 20% higher than the national average

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      $28,275 $42,418 $84,836
      City
      $36,376 $54,570 $109,140
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Ottumwa median earnings by income bracket

      Ottumwa employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.8%9.8%
      Manufacturing sector37.1%37.1%
      Financial & insurance services1.2%1.2%
      Wholesale & retail services14.6%14.6%
      Public administration1.1%1.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.2%6.2%
      Education, health & social services12.8%12.8%
      Other16.6%16.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Kirkville, IA251$67,75022.5%
      Floris, IA133$56,6672.4%
      Chillicothe, IA99$53,1254.0%
      Agency, IA625$52,1435.7%
      Fremont, IA804$51,1257.6%
      Ottumwa, IA24,505$42,41823.3%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Key West, FL24,495$73,02932.0%
      Collinsville, IL24,489$56,2501.7%
      Homer Glen, IL24,521$108,78396.6%
      Watauga, TX24,487$75,64836.7%
      Coronado, CA24,526$108,99297.0%
      Ottumwa, IA24,505$42,41823.3%
      Source: The Ottumwa, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).