Benton employment information

IndexBentonIllinoisNational
Income per capita$22,482$31,502$29,829
Median household income$37,148$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$45,565$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,846$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$32,147$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$16,722$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate7.2%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level23.2%14.0%15.1%
The Benton, IL employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Benton is $22,482, which is 29% lower than than the Illinois average and 25% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $37,148, which is 37% lower than than the Illinois average and 33% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Benton is 7%, which is 56% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Benton is 23% which is 54% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$24,762$37,148$74,296
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.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Benton is 25% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Benton is 33% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Benton is 56% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Benton is 54% higher than the national average.

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Benton employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry5.7%0.0%
Manufacturing sector23.3%2.2%
Financial & insurance services1.0%5.1%
Wholesale & retail services14.9%15.4%
Public administration9.3%2.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.1%0.5%
Education, health & social services7.9%41.9%
Other28.6%30.5%

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Benton, IL7,148$37,14833%

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East End, AR7,148$49,78210%
Boyes Hot Springs, CA7,147$67,98323%
Yardville, NJ7,147$94,41371%
Vandenberg Village, CA7,146$77,40640%
Manor, TX7,145$61,34511%
Benton, IL7,148$37,14833%
Source: The Benton, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).