Income/capita 33%
Household income 22%
Unemployment 8%
IndexStorm LakeIowaNational
Income per capita$20,020$28,872$29,829
Median household income$43,226$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$58,489$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,357$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$26,962$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$15,934$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate4.3%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level16.4%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Storm Lake is 33% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Storm Lake is 22% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Storm Lake is 8% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Storm Lake is 8% higher than the national average

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      Storm Lake employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.3%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector43.7%4.7%
      Financial & insurance services0.7%2.4%
      Wholesale & retail services13.5%15.3%
      Public administration1.5%0.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.3%1.0%
      Education, health & social services11.9%32.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lakeside, IA674$70,52127%
      Aurelia, IA955$59,7928%
      Newell, IA1,070$53,7503%
      Alta, IA2,104$50,6778%
      Rembrandt, IA161$45,62518%
      Storm Lake, IA10,768$43,22622%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fort Madison, IA10,769$42,44823%
      Waimea, HI10,770$67,52422%
      Sweetwater, TX10,765$33,68739%
      Monroe, WI10,771$42,46723%
      Waynesboro, PA10,764$38,96430%
      Storm Lake, IA10,768$43,22622%
      Source: The Storm Lake, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).