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Income/capita 4%
Household income 18%
Unemployment 85%
IndexWest BendIowaNational
Income per capita$28,724$28,872$29,829
Median household income$45,500$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,708$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$29,861$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$37,277$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$21,500$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate0.7%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level10.6%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Bend is 4% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in West Bend is 18% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West Bend is 85% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in West Bend is 30% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $30,330$45,500$91,000
      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.

      West Bend median earnings by income bracket

      West Bend employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.0%5.2%
      Manufacturing sector15.0%15.0%
      Financial & insurance services4.2%3.3%
      Wholesale & retail services14.6%30.0%
      Public administration2.9%0.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.8%3.3%
      Education, health & social services5.0%23.9%
      Other38.8%23.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cylinder, IA76$60,0008%
      Livermore, IA508$53,5003%
      Algona, IA5,496$53,3883%
      Whittemore, IA504$50,2789%
      St. Joseph, IA121$47,29215%
      West Bend, IA851$45,50018%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cottageville, SC851$46,87515%
      Battle Lake, MN851$32,84141%
      Vermontville, MI851$47,87513%
      Knoxville, AR851$42,85723%
      Sonoita, AZ851$73,89734%
      West Bend, IA851$45,50018%
      Source: The West Bend, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).