Prairie City employment information

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%
The Prairie City, IA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Prairie City is $27,352, which is 5% lower than than the Iowa average and 8% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $60,978, which is 12% higher than than the Iowa average and 10% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Prairie City is 2%, which is 60% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Prairie City is 8% which is 49% lower than than the national average.
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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$40,647$60,978$121,956
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.

Did you know?

  • 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%
Other16.4%18.7%

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Prairie City, IA1,973$60,97810%

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Prairie City, IA1,973$60,97810%
Source: The Prairie City, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).