West Chicago employment information

IndexWest ChicagoIllinoisNational
Income per capita$25,995$30,019$28,555
Median household income$69,252$57,166$53,482
Median income owner occupied$88,235$72,851$68,142
Median income renter occupied$32,223$32,466$33,219
Median earnings male$31,489$39,039$36,116
Median earnings female$21,504$26,489$25,692
Unemployment rate7.1%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level15.0%14.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in West Chicago is 9% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in West Chicago is 29% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in West Chicago is 22% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in West Chicago is 4% lower than the national average.

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West Chicago median earnings by income bracket

West Chicago employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.5%0.6%
Manufacturing sector27.2%0.0%
Financial & insurance services5.1%6.0%
Wholesale & retail services13.5%15.1%
Public administration1.0%1.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.2%2.3%
Education, health & social services6.9%23.0%
Other32.2%29.3%

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South Barrington, IL4,811$173,098224%
Wayne, IL2,445$149,226179%
Oak Brook, IL7,967$148,173177%
Prestbury, IL1,597$123,125130%
Campton Hills, IL10,908$117,556120%
West Chicago, IL27,416$69,25229%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Maryland Heights, MO27,420$58,74410%
Englewood, NJ27,435$73,24937%
Glen Ellyn, IL27,394$91,05170%
Frankfort, KY27,389$40,62224%
Plum, PA27,386$67,63926%
West Chicago, IL27,416$69,25229%
Source: The West Chicago, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.