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Income/capita 12%
Household income 14%
Unemployment 38%
IndexAshtonIllinoisNational
Income per capita$26,208$31,502$29,829
Median household income$47,337$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,361$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,196$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$40,500$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$25,893$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate6.4%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level8.9%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Ashton is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Ashton is 14% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Ashton is 38% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Ashton is 41% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $31,554$47,337$94,674
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Ashton median earnings by income bracket

      Ashton employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector29.0%3.0%
      Financial & insurance services6.5%6.3%
      Wholesale & retail services10.1%15.6%
      Public administration1.2%3.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.9%0.0%
      Education, health & social services8.5%25.3%
      Other27.4%22.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Grand Detour, IL489$98,85479%
      Lost Nation, IL633$76,78639%
      Steward, IL315$63,33314%
      Hillcrest, IL1,258$58,0005%
      Compton, IL259$53,2814%
      Ashton, IL1,008$47,33714%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Gratis, OH1,008$50,2089%
      Dayton, WY1,008$68,08823%
      Independence, VA1,008$16,38270%
      Barataria, LA1,008$39,55928%
      Chain O' Lakes, WI1,009$59,3757%
      Ashton, IL1,008$47,33714%
      Source: The Ashton, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).