Chicago Heights employment information

IndexChicago HeightsIllinoisNational
Income per capita$19,213$30,019$28,555
Median household income$44,272$57,166$53,482
Median income owner occupied$57,349$72,851$68,142
Median income renter occupied$22,094$32,466$33,219
Median earnings male$31,845$39,039$36,116
Median earnings female$21,366$26,489$25,692
Unemployment rate11.5%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level29.0%14.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Chicago Heights is 33% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chicago Heights is 17% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chicago Heights is 98% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chicago Heights is 86% higher than the national average.

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Chicago Heights median earnings by income bracket

Chicago Heights employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry13.7%1.4%
Manufacturing sector22.3%0.0%
Financial & insurance services1.2%4.6%
Wholesale & retail services12.4%11.4%
Public administration3.2%5.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.9%3.8%
Education, health & social services12.0%39.6%

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Mokena, IL18,804$100,88789%
Flossmoor, IL9,339$100,37388%
St. John, IN15,456$93,80275%
Olympia Fields, IL5,022$89,68868%
Chicago Heights, IL30,410$44,27217%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Des Moines, WA30,403$58,3089%
Ithaca, NY30,399$30,31843%
Miami Lakes, FL30,396$65,26922%
Clearfield, UT30,361$48,15810%
North Royalton, OH30,353$69,12629%
Chicago Heights, IL30,410$44,27217%
Source: The Chicago Heights, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.