Charleston employment information

IndexCharlestonIllinoisNational
Income per capita$17,511$30,019$28,555
Median household income$26,844$57,166$53,482
Median income owner occupied$52,333$72,851$68,142
Median income renter occupied$15,468$32,466$33,219
Median earnings male$11,668$39,039$36,116
Median earnings female$9,701$26,489$25,692
Unemployment rate7.0%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level35.0%14.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Charleston is 39% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Charleston is 50% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Charleston is 20% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Charleston is 124% higher than the national average.

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Charleston median earnings by income bracket

Charleston employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.9%0.7%
Manufacturing sector10.8%0.7%
Financial & insurance services1.8%1.4%
Wholesale & retail services18.5%11.1%
Public administration2.6%1.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.4%1.3%
Education, health & social services31.5%49.8%
Other23.0%29.5%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Arcola, IL3,017$50,3356%
Ashmore, IL870$50,1796%
Hindsboro, IL341$49,2868%
Humboldt, IL430$44,68816%
Oakland, IL751$42,57820%
Charleston, IL22,065$26,84450%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Forest Grove, OR22,070$48,36510%
Villa Park, IL22,073$70,33432%
North Plainfield, NJ22,056$69,36330%
South Euclid, OH22,052$56,8416%
Lennox, CA22,039$36,57332%
Charleston, IL22,065$26,84450%
Source: The Charleston, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.