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Hickory, North Carolina
Allison, Iowa
USA
ECONOMY COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Household income in Hickory, is 20% less than it is in Allison and 26% below the National Average.
ECONOMY
 Hickory, NCAllison, IAUnited States
 Unemployment Rate5.00%4.30%5.20%
 Recent Job Growth1.15%-0.97%1.59%
 Future Job Growth37.30%33.76%37.98%
 Sales Taxes7.00%7.00%6.00%
 Income Taxes5.75%7.92%4.60%
 Income per Cap.$26,190$25,620$28,555
 Household Income$42,393$50,885$53,482
 Family Median Income$53,788$63,529$65,443
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 EST. HOUSEHOLDS BY INCOME
 Hickory, NCAllison, IAUnited States
 Income Less Than 15K14.92%11.44%12.55%
 Income between 15K and 20K5.92%0.83%5.36%
 Income between 20K and 30K14.45%7.69%10.42%
 Income between 30K and 40K12.14%9.77%9.80%
 Income between 40K and 50K9.01%18.50%8.80%
 Income between 50K and 60K7.25%9.98%7.90%
 Income between 60K and 75K9.91%13.72%9.93%
 Income between 75K and 100K8.26%14.76%12.16%
 Income between 100K and 150K10.59%7.69%13.01%
 Income between 150K and 200K3.50%2.70%5.04%
 Income greater than 200K4.07%2.91%5.03%
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 POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
 Hickory, NCAllison, IAUnited States
 Management, business, finance12.46%11.51%14.54%
 Engineering, computers, science4.35%0.72%5.34%
 Community, social services3.66%4.32%1.67%
 Legal0.00%0.00%1.16%
 Education, library12.69%4.32%6.13%
 Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment0.17%0.72%1.91%
 Healthcare practitioners and technology5.26%2.16%5.67%
 Healthcare support5.37%0.00%2.51%
 Firefighters, law enforcement2.80%1.44%2.23%
 Food preparation, serving12.06%5.76%5.76%
 Building maintenance2.29%3.60%4.01%
 Personal care3.37%2.16%3.65%
 Sales, office, administrative support21.50%20.14%24.36%
 Farming, fishing, forestry0.00%12.23%0.73%
 Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair8.86%13.67%8.24%
 Production, transportation, material moving5.15%17.27%12.09%
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