Chicago, IL Employment & Jobs

Chicago employment information

IndexChicagoIllinoisNational
Income per capita$27,148$27,387$25,804
Median household income$46,877$57,848$52,328
Median household income owner occupied$64,882$66,093$63,664
Median household income renter occupied$34,076$36,332$35,685
Median earnings male$32,359$41,929$38,921
Median earnings female$26,081$22,787$23,115
Unemployment rate (2000)10.1%4.5%4.0%
Unemployment rate (2010)11.1%10.4%9.5%
Unemployment rate (2013)9.1%9.2%7.3%
Poverty level19.6%8.5%12.3%
The data is based upon 2010 estimates.
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The income per capita in Chicago is 0.9% less than the Illinois average and 5.2% greater than the National average. The median household income in Chicago is 19% less than the Illinois average and 10.4% less than the National average. The median household income in Chicago for owner occupied housing is 90.4% greater than the median household income for renter occupied housing in Chicago.

The poverty level in Chicago is 130.3% greater than the Illinois average and 59.5% greater than the National average. The median earnings for males in Chicago is 24.1% greater than the median earnings for females in Chicago.

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Data displayed in the above graphs is based on 2000 census data.

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Neighborhoods in & around Chicago, IL

NeighborhoodMilesNeighborhoodMiles
McKinley Park, Chicago0.8Near West Side, Chicago2.6
Lower West Side, Chicago1East Garfield Park, Chicago3
Bridgeport, Chicago1.5Fuller Park, Chicago3.2
South Lawndale, Chicago1.7Gage Park, Chicago3.2
Brighton Park, Chicago1.8Archer Heights, Chicago3.2
North Lawndale, Chicago2.2Douglas, Chicago3.4
Armour Square, Chicago2.3Near South Side, Chicago3.5
New City, Chicago2.4West Garfield Park, Chicago3.6
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Cities near Chicago, IL

CityMilesCityMiles
Chicago, IL0North Riverside, IL7.7
Cicero, IL4.2Summit, IL7.8
Berwyn, IL5.7River Forest, IL8
Stickney, IL5.8Hometown, IL8.1
Oak Park, IL6.5Burbank, IL8.2
Riverside, IL7.1Evergreen Park, IL8.4
Forest Park, IL7.1Brookfield, IL8.7
Lyons, IL7.6Maywood, IL8.9
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