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Income/capita 16%
Household income 23%
Unemployment 49%
IndexThompsonIowaNational
Income per capita$25,071$28,872$29,829
Median household income$42,404$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$47,708$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,906$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$25,000$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$26,250$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate2.4%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level13.2%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Thompson is 16% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Thompson is 23% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Thompson is 49% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Thompson is 13% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $28,266$42,404$84,808
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Thompson median earnings by income bracket

      Thompson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry19.3%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector37.0%16.0%
      Financial & insurance services2.2%2.0%
      Wholesale & retail services13.3%9.0%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.7%6.0%
      Education, health & social services1.5%23.0%
      Other23.0%24.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Forest City, IA4,043$49,30911%
      Buffalo Center, IA841$48,39313%
      Leland, IA247$45,20818%
      Emmons, MN427$44,31820%
      Lake Mills, IA2,027$43,75021%
      Thompson, IA466$42,40423%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Three Lakes, WI466$33,75039%
      Woodson, AR466$31,25044%
      Western Grove, AR466$43,75021%
      Union, WV466$28,03649%
      Bayview, TX466$78,40942%
      Thompson, IA466$42,40423%
      Source: The Thompson, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).