Income/capita 8%
Household income 9%
Unemployment 68%
Income per capita$27,565$28,872$29,829
Median household income$50,278$54,570$55,322
Median income owner occupied$54,773$66,527$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,958$30,828$35,192
Median earnings male$39,219$37,409$36,919
Median earnings female$21,528$25,115$26,250
Unemployment rate1.5%3.1%4.7%
Poverty level8.8%12.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Whittemore is 8% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Whittemore is 9% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Whittemore is 68% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Whittemore is 42% lower than the national average

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      Whittemore employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.2%4.8%
      Manufacturing sector22.4%9.5%
      Financial & insurance services2.0%13.6%
      Wholesale & retail services19.1%16.3%
      Public administration3.3%4.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.2%0.7%
      Education, health & social services4.6%31.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lone Rock, IA199$66,25020%
      Cylinder, IA76$60,0008%
      Livermore, IA508$53,5003%
      Algona, IA5,496$53,3883%
      St. Joseph, IA121$47,29215%
      Whittemore, IA504$50,2789%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Qulin, MO504$34,16738%
      Scandia, KS504$47,29215%
      Dammeron Valley, UT504$40,66226%
      Brady Lake, OH504$45,41718%
      St. Cloud, WI504$60,3419%
      Whittemore, IA504$50,2789%
      Source: The Whittemore, IA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).