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Income/capita 49%
Household income 44%
Unemployment 14%
IndexWhat CheerIowaNational
Income per capita$15,312$28,872$29,829
Median household income$31,198$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$35,179$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,391$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$31,458$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$14,868$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate4.0%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level31.4%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in What Cheer is 49% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in What Cheer is 44% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in What Cheer is 14% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in What Cheer is 108% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $20,796$31,198$62,396
      City
      $36,376$54,570$109,140
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      What Cheer median earnings by income bracket

      What Cheer employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry23.4%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector36.2%20.6%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%1.5%
      Wholesale & retail services2.8%29.4%
      Public administration0.0%5.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.8%0.0%
      Education, health & social services5.7%25.7%
      Other29.1%18.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Keomah Village, IA69$71,25029%
      Thornburg, IA75$63,43815%
      Montezuma, IA1,591$50,9628%
      North English, IA1,148$50,0969%
      Millersburg, IA154$49,16711%
      What Cheer, IA729$31,19844%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bainbridge village, OH729$30,39145%
      Westmoreland, KS729$43,30422%
      Michie, TN729$25,47654%
      Hatton, ND729$46,16117%
      Blairsville, GA729$16,76670%
      What Cheer, IA729$31,19844%
      Source: The What Cheer, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).