Chicago, IL Employment & Jobs

Chicago employment information

IndexChicagoIllinoisNational
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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Data displayed in the above graphs is based on 2012 census data.

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Neighborhoods in & around Chicago, IL

NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Lincoln Park, Chicago823.2
Loop, Chicago820.3
Near North Side, Chicago821.4
North Center, Chicago815.5
Lake View, Chicago814.9
Edison Park, Chicago8013
Near South Side, Chicago801.6
Forest Glen, Chicago8010.3
NeighborhoodScoreMiles
Beverly, Chicago8011.4
West Town, Chicago802.8
Lincoln Square, Chicago797.4
Near West Side, Chicago791.7
Hyde Park, Chicago796.1
Logan Square, Chicago784.7
Norwood Park, Chicago7711.8
Kenwood, Chicago775.1
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Cities near Chicago, IL

CityScoreMiles
Geneva, IL8734.8
Winnetka, IL8716.8
Lisle, IL8723.5
Glencoe, IL8618.9
Kenilworth, IL8615
Hinsdale, IL8616.7
Wilmette, IL8614.2
Batavia, IL8635.2
CityScoreMiles
Crystal Lawns, IL8634.6
St. Charles, IL8635
Western Springs, IL8614.7
Tinley Park, IL8522.7
Lemont, IL8523.8
Highland Park, IL8522.7
Golf, IL8514.9
Woodridge, IL8523.5
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