Income/capita 5%
Household income 20%
Unemployment 16%
IndexWest UnionIowaNational
Income per capita$28,242$28,872$29,829
Median household income$43,992$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$52,406$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,000$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$36,705$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$17,661$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate3.9%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level16.4%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Union is 5% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in West Union is 20% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West Union is 16% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in West Union is 9% higher than the national average

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      West Union employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.4%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector23.4%2.9%
      Financial & insurance services3.0%5.7%
      Wholesale & retail services15.0%10.2%
      Public administration4.6%4.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.1%0.0%
      Education, health & social services12.5%48.6%

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      Jackson Junction, IA47$76,87539%
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      St. Lucas, IA163$57,0833%
      Westgate, IA187$56,8753%
      Ossian, IA962$50,6258%
      West Union, IA2,592$43,99220%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lewiston, NY2,592$46,54616%
      Lavaca, AR2,592$49,69410%
      Homedale, ID2,593$27,98349%
      Eddyville, KY2,591$28,98848%
      Timberville, VA2,591$39,63928%
      West Union, IA2,592$43,99220%
      Source: The West Union, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).