Income/capita 38%
Household income 35%
Unemployment 39%
Income per capita$18,437$28,872$29,829
Median household income$36,042$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$38,750$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,833$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$24,583$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$22,000$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate6.5%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level8.8%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Volga is 38% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Volga is 35% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Volga is 39% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Volga is 42% lower than the national average

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      Volga employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry22.7%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector25.0%5.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services18.2%34.6%
      Public administration6.8%1.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.1%0.0%
      Education, health & social services4.5%50.0%

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      St. Olaf, IA138$55,2080%
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      Elgin, IA737$48,75012%
      Garber, IA129$48,75012%
      Aurora, IA234$47,50014%
      Volga, IA194$36,04235%

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      Fostoria, IA194$63,25014%
      Troutville, PA194$55,9381%
      Meire Grove, MN194$40,31327%
      Minden City, MI194$43,75021%
      Metaline Falls, WA194$27,42250%
      Volga, IA194$36,04235%
      Source: The Volga, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).