Chester employment information

Income per capita$13,581$30,019$28,555
Median household income$38,621$57,166$53,482
Median income owner occupied$47,250$72,851$68,142
Median income renter occupied$29,819$32,466$33,219
Median earnings male$31,803$39,039$36,116
Median earnings female$20,608$26,489$25,692
Unemployment rate2.5%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level20.1%14.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Chester is 52% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chester is 28% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chester is 57% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chester is 29% higher than the national average.

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Chester median earnings by income bracket

Chester employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry15.4%1.9%
Manufacturing sector27.3%2.7%
Financial & insurance services1.1%2.3%
Wholesale & retail services13.1%5.4%
Public administration4.5%4.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.0%4.3%
Education, health & social services4.4%42.2%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lithium, MO101$108,173102%
Brewer, MO452$71,39733%
Ruma, IL382$67,11525%
Cutler, IL443$49,1678%
Evansville, IL702$46,47713%
Chester, IL8,495$38,62128%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Granbury, TX8,496$42,60820%
Congers, NY8,496$105,27397%
Monroe, NY8,493$98,86485%
Winchester, TN8,493$39,16727%
Florence, OR8,498$32,45939%
Chester, IL8,495$38,62128%
Source: The Chester, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.