Income/capita 8%
Household income 10%
Unemployment 60%
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IndexPrairie CityIowaNational
Income per capita$27,352$28,872$29,829
Median household income$60,978$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$72,250$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,750$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$45,250$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$28,438$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.9%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level7.6%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Prairie City is 8% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Prairie City is 10% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Prairie City is 60% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Prairie City is 49% lower than the national average

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      Prairie City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry15.6%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector20.2%2.4%
      Financial & insurance services7.1%17.4%
      Wholesale & retail services18.4%13.9%
      Public administration3.2%3.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.1%1.1%
      Education, health & social services7.1%39.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Pleasant Hill, IA9,406$75,37336.2%
      Bondurant, IA5,079$73,07332.1%
      Altoona, IA16,692$72,39830.9%
      Runnells, IA514$66,66720.5%
      Lambs Grove, IA200$65,31318.1%
      Prairie City, IA1,973$60,97810.2%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mayer, MN1,973$90,53663.7%
      Valencia, NM1,973$33,27939.8%
      Telluride, CO1,972$62,92913.8%
      Rosharon, TX1,972$54,2501.9%
      Valley View, OH1,974$86,07155.6%
      Prairie City, IA1,973$60,97810.2%
      Source: The Prairie City, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).