Income/capita 33%
Household income 40%
Unemployment 54%
IndexRed OakIowaNational
Income per capita$20,108$28,872$29,829
Median household income$33,077$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$45,761$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,417$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$33,479$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$21,489$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate7.2%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level21.8%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Red Oak is 33% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Red Oak is 40% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Red Oak is 54% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Red Oak is 44% higher than the national average

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      Red Oak employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.9%1.8%
      Manufacturing sector30.7%6.3%
      Financial & insurance services1.5%1.7%
      Wholesale & retail services26.1%10.1%
      Public administration1.0%1.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.8%0.5%
      Education, health & social services6.4%53.4%

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      Macedonia, IA223$61,94412%
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      Hepburn, IA30$54,3752%
      Emerson, IA525$52,0146%
      Essex, IA859$50,8758%
      Red Oak, IA5,547$33,07740%

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      Red Oak, IA5,547$33,07740%
      Source: The Red Oak, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).