Chicago, IL Employment & Jobs

Chicago employment information

Income per capita$28,202$29,519$28,051
Median household income$47,408$56,853$53,046
Median household income owner occupied$72,313$71,980$67,062
Median household income renter occupied$31,546$31,476$32,212
Median earnings male$33,576$38,636$35,771
Median earnings female$28,225$26,030$25,299
Unemployment rate8.5%6.6%6.0%
Poverty level22.1%13.7%14.9%
The data is based upon 2012 estimates.
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The income per capita in Chicago is 4.5% less than the Illinois average and 0.5% greater than the National average. The median household income in Chicago is 16.6% less than the Illinois average and 10.6% less than the National average. The median household income in Chicago for owner occupied housing is 129.2% greater than the median household income for renter occupied housing in Chicago.

The poverty level in Chicago is 62.1% greater than the Illinois average and 48.7% greater than the National average. The median earnings for males in Chicago is 19% greater than the median earnings for females in Chicago.


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Neighborhoods in & around Chicago, IL

Loop, Chicago820.3
Lincoln Park, Chicago823.2
Near North Side, Chicago821.4
North Center, Chicago825.5
Lake View, Chicago824.9
Beverly, Chicago8111.4
Edison Park, Chicago8113
Forest Glen, Chicago8110.3
Near South Side, Chicago811.6
West Town, Chicago802.8
Hyde Park, Chicago806.1
Near West Side, Chicago801.7
Lincoln Square, Chicago797.4
Mount Greenwood, Chicago7913.3
Logan Square, Chicago794.7
Norwood Park, Chicago7811.8
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