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Income/capita 15%
Household income 12%
Unemployment 79%
IndexPrestonIowaNational
Income per capita$25,358$28,872$29,829
Median household income$48,906$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$59,038$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,394$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$41,129$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$22,891$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.0%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level7.6%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Preston is 15% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Preston is 12% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Preston is 79% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Preston is 50% lower than the national average

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      $32,600$48,906$97,812
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Preston median earnings by income bracket

      Preston employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.1%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector28.3%13.5%
      Financial & insurance services4.6%8.6%
      Wholesale & retail services17.3%17.3%
      Public administration0.0%2.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.4%6.4%
      Education, health & social services2.6%38.7%
      Other22.8%13.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Springbrook, IA137$90,06963%
      Welton, IA151$68,33324%
      Thomson, IL563$61,97412%
      Goose Lake, IA275$61,25011%
      Delmar, IA497$56,0711%
      Preston, IA1,037$48,90612%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      New Philadelphia, PA1,037$40,79526%
      Red Lick, TX1,037$64,37516%
      Dixon, NM1,037$29,87546%
      Rising Star, TX1,038$34,46438%
      Kenesaw, NE1,036$59,0637%
      Preston, IA1,037$48,90612%
      Source: The Preston, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).