Chester employment information

IndexChesterIllinoisNational
Income per capita$13,317$31,502$29,829
Median household income$38,750$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$45,990$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,804$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$29,479$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$20,575$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate1.7%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level13.3%14.0%15.1%
The Chester, 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 Chester is $13,317, which is 58% lower than than the Illinois average and 55% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $38,750, which is 35% lower than than the Illinois average and 30% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Chester is 2%, which is 63% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Chester is 13% which is 12% lower than than the national average.

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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$25,830$38,750$77,500
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 Chester is 55% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Chester is 30% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Chester is 63% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Chester is 12% lower than the national average.

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      Chester median earnings by income bracket

      Chester employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry15.9%2.7%
      Manufacturing sector32.4%1.7%
      Financial & insurance services3.5%0.7%
      Wholesale & retail services11.0%10.8%
      Public administration8.0%5.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.4%3.7%
      Education, health & social services3.9%37.4%
      Other17.1%14.3%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ozora, MO129$75,68237%
      Brewer, MO399$75,31336%
      Rockwood, IL31$55,6251%
      Steeleville, IL2,327$50,4769%
      Ruma, IL278$50,3139%
      Chester, IL8,599$38,75030%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Florence, OR8,597$32,84241%
      Sugarmill Woods, FL8,596$45,97817%
      Four Corners, MD8,596$117,925113%
      Willowbrook, IL8,603$67,04721%
      Orange Park, FL8,603$49,86910%
      Chester, IL8,599$38,75030%
      Source: The Chester, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).