Income/capita 4%
Household income 32%
Unemployment 10%
IndexCarol StreamIllinoisNational
Income per capita$31,102$31,502$29,829
Median household income$73,104$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$94,706$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$38,362$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$44,103$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$30,569$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.1%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level8.5%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Carol Stream is 4% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Carol Stream is 32% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Carol Stream is 10% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Carol Stream is 44% lower than the national average

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      Carol Stream employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.3%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector24.2%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services5.7%6.2%
      Wholesale & retail services15.7%14.3%
      Public administration2.7%1.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.5%6.2%
      Education, health & social services9.0%30.3%

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      South Barrington, IL4,766$184,141233%
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      Inverness, IL7,844$172,949213%
      Western Springs, IL13,133$147,361166%
      Wayne, IL2,513$145,875164%
      Carol Stream, IL40,228$73,10432%

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      San Gabriel, CA40,200$54,0152%
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      Holyoke, MA40,280$38,82930%
      Hagerstown, MD40,325$40,34227%
      Carol Stream, IL40,228$73,10432%
      Source: The Carol Stream, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).