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IndexVan MeterIowaNational
Income per capita$42,919$28,872$29,829
Median household income$111,736$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$118,646$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$73,333$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$63,125$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$41,401$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.2%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level1.5%12.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Van Meter is 44% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Van Meter is 102% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Van Meter is 74% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Van Meter is 90% lower than the national average

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      $74,483 $111,736 $223,472
      $36,376 $54,570 $109,140
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Van Meter median earnings by income bracket

      Van Meter employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry20.4%20.4%
      Manufacturing sector11.5%11.5%
      Financial & insurance services20.0%20.0%
      Wholesale & retail services19.5%19.5%
      Public administration4.8%4.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.1%4.1%
      Education, health & social services5.0%5.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Bevington, IA27$123,750123.7%
      Clive, IA17,246$107,26893.9%
      Cumming, IA536$99,58380.0%
      Urbandale, IA43,879$95,96173.5%
      Earlham, IA1,382$95,68573.0%
      Van Meter, IA1,386$111,736102.0%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Toast, NC1,386$28,03049.3%
      Lot 5, PE1,386n/a 
      Ferndale, CA1,387$59,5457.6%
      Ladera, CA1,385$193,077249.0%
      Westwood, CA1,387$38,06331.2%
      Van Meter, IA1,386$111,736102.0%
      Source: The Van Meter, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).