Income/capita 7%
Household income 45%
Unemployment 76%
IndexVan MeterIowaNational
Income per capita$27,753$28,872$29,829
Median household income$80,000$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$85,547$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$61,563$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$38,417$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$33,636$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.1%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level2.6%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Van Meter is 7% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Van Meter is 45% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Van Meter is 76% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Van Meter is 83% lower than the national average

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      Van Meter employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.3%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector11.3%1.1%
      Financial & insurance services12.1%25.1%
      Wholesale & retail services25.6%7.1%
      Public administration5.0%0.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.3%2.8%
      Education, health & social services7.4%37.6%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cumming, IA415$116,875111%
      Johnston, IA19,491$95,56573%
      Clive, IA17,022$90,50264%
      Grimes, IA10,422$83,12550%
      Urbandale, IA41,578$81,86248%
      Van Meter, IA1,256$80,00045%

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      Banner Elk, NC1,256$69,10725%
      Mountain Road, VA1,256$25,60554%
      Petersburg, MI1,256$53,7503%
      Homestead Base, FL1,256$12,04478%
      New Franklin, MO1,256$29,21947%
      Van Meter, IA1,256$80,00045%
      Source: The Van Meter, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).