East St. Louis employment information

IndexEast St. LouisIllinoisNational
Income per capita$12,060$30,019$28,555
Median household income$19,856$57,166$53,482
Median income owner occupied$30,722$72,851$68,142
Median income renter occupied$14,381$32,466$33,219
Median earnings male$17,658$39,039$36,116
Median earnings female$18,025$26,489$25,692
Unemployment rate7.7%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level45.4%14.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in East St. Louis is 58% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in East St. Louis is 63% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in East St. Louis is 32% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in East St. Louis is 191% higher than the national average.

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East St. Louis median earnings by income bracket

East St. Louis employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.4%0.0%
Manufacturing sector11.4%0.6%
Financial & insurance services0.7%2.1%
Wholesale & retail services8.8%10.9%
Public administration5.5%8.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.7%4.2%
Education, health & social services17.9%42.6%

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Ladue, MO8,549$179,464236%
Warson Woods, MO1,865$115,625116%
Glendale, MO5,926$113,565112%
Bellerive, MO203$103,75094%
Grantwood Village, MO881$102,14391%
East St. Louis, IL26,697$19,85663%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Bristol, TN26,705$35,95933%
Garner, NC26,723$58,1079%
Middle River, MD26,652$55,5054%
French Valley, CA26,753$88,69966%
South Riding, VA26,762$142,088166%
East St. Louis, IL26,697$19,85663%
Source: The East St. Louis, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.