Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$24,049$28,872$29,829
Median household income$50,179$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$60,972$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$33,000$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$38,523$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$26,563$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.6%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level10.8%12.3%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Primghar is 19% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Primghar is 9% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Primghar is 65% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Primghar is 28% lower than the national average

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      $33,449 $50,179 $100,358
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      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Primghar employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.5%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector21.1%13.4%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%1.6%
      Wholesale & retail services18.7%5.3%
      Public administration3.5%9.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.6%3.2%
      Education, health & social services5.3%46.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Granville, IA362$58,1255.1%
      Paullina, IA1,034$57,5744.1%
      Hospers, IA756$55,6250.5%
      Calumet, IA192$50,0009.6%
      Melvin, IA235$48,50012.3%
      Primghar, IA973$50,1799.3%

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      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Stonington, CT973$74,29734.3%
      Lake Waukomis, MO973$78,21441.4%
      Mora, NM973$25,03654.7%
      Silkworth, PA973$57,3503.7%
      Chute-Saint-Philippe, QC973n/a 
      Primghar, IA973$50,1799.3%
      Source: The Primghar, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).