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Income/capita 21%
Household income 41%
Unemployment 73%
IndexVan WertIowaNational
Income per capita$23,658$28,872$29,829
Median household income$32,500$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$34,583$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,750$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$24,688$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$21,389$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.3%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level5.3%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Van Wert is 21% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Van Wert is 41% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Van Wert is 73% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Van Wert is 65% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $21,664$32,500$65,000
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Van Wert median earnings by income bracket

      Van Wert employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry0.0%1.8%
      Manufacturing sector29.3%16.4%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%3.6%
      Wholesale & retail services9.8%27.3%
      Public administration2.4%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%1.8%
      Education, health & social services7.3%32.7%
      Other51.2%18.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sun Valley Lake, IA224$73,53333%
      Thayer, IA60$60,3579%
      Osceola, IA4,992$44,26120%
      Decatur City, IA205$42,81323%
      Woodburn, IA230$41,25025%
      Van Wert, IA190$32,50041%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Callaghan, VA190$42,15924%
      Baylis, IL190$26,87551%
      Summit Lake, WI190$70,22727%
      Wikieup, AZ190$38,28131%
      Randolph, IA190$47,91713%
      Van Wert, IA190$32,50041%
      Source: The Van Wert, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).