Income/capita 29%
Household income 48%
Unemployment 90%
IndexWest ChesterIowaNational
Income per capita$21,059$28,872$29,829
Median household income$28,750$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$28,750$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$25,000$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$20,000$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate8.9%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level11.0%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Chester is 29% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in West Chester is 48% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West Chester is 90% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in West Chester is 27% lower than the national average

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      West Chester employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry20.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector15.0%11.1%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%11.1%
      Wholesale & retail services20.0%11.1%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services20.0%55.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Harper, IA96$60,83310%
      Richland, IA651$58,2955%
      Wellman, IA1,365$57,1253%
      Riverside, IA1,054$56,1762%
      Packwood, IA316$52,1436%
      West Chester, IA91$28,75048%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Boyds, WA91$0100%
      Inverness, MT91$27,36151%
      Berwyn, NE91$53,7503%
      Browning, IL91$56,2502%
      Bushnell, SD91$46,45816%
      West Chester, IA91$28,75048%
      Source: The West Chester, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).