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Income/capita 26%
Household income 33%
Unemployment 21%
IndexPiersonIowaNational
Income per capita$22,199$28,872$29,829
Median household income$36,875$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$47,813$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,000$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$32,368$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$23,750$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level8.6%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Pierson is 26% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Pierson is 33% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Pierson is 21% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Pierson is 43% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $24,580$36,875$73,750
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Pierson median earnings by income bracket

      Pierson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.8%2.0%
      Manufacturing sector11.8%9.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%3.9%
      Wholesale & retail services14.7%23.5%
      Public administration2.0%2.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.9%1.0%
      Education, health & social services25.5%47.1%
      Other29.4%6.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Climbing Hill, IA168$84,53153%
      Kingsley, IA1,436$64,28616%
      Moville, IA1,587$60,76910%
      Quimby, IA392$42,81323%
      Cushing, IA218$41,25025%
      Pierson, IA449$36,87533%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bunker, MO449$20,28863%
      Grandview, IA449$47,25015%
      Fair Play, MO449$27,60450%
      Yatesville, GA449$45,62518%
      Moore, TX449$0100%
      Pierson, IA449$36,87533%
      Source: The Pierson, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).