Income/capita 12%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 72%
Income per capita$26,123$28,872$29,829
Median household income$50,667$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$70,208$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,917$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$43,750$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$25,500$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.3%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level19.2%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Shellsburg is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Shellsburg is 8% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Shellsburg is 72% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Shellsburg is 27% higher than the national average

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      Shellsburg employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.6%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector22.0%4.0%
      Financial & insurance services4.7%9.7%
      Wholesale & retail services14.2%23.5%
      Public administration0.0%0.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities19.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services0.0%33.6%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Robins, IA3,434$119,583116%
      Walford, IA1,428$96,52874%
      Ely, IA2,133$95,80473%
      Fairfax, IA2,418$91,96466%
      Center Point, IA2,507$83,23550%
      Shellsburg, IA1,097$50,6678%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lake Panorama, IA1,097$63,48215%
      Panora, IA1,097$48,75012%
      Ashley, IN1,097$42,40423%
      St. Georges, DE1,097$92,03166%
      Mantorville, MN1,098$71,25029%
      Shellsburg, IA1,097$50,6678%
      Source: The Shellsburg, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).