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Income/capita 35%
Household income 27%
Unemployment 112%
IndexChicago HeightsIllinoisNational
Income per capita$19,289$31,502$29,829
Median household income$40,611$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,082$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,732$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$32,719$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$21,938$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate9.9%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level28.6%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Chicago Heights is 35% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Chicago Heights is 27% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Chicago Heights is 112% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Chicago Heights is 89% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $27,071$40,611$81,222
      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.

      Chicago Heights median earnings by income bracket

      Chicago Heights employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.4%2.0%
      Manufacturing sector20.4%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.4%3.9%
      Wholesale & retail services12.1%9.5%
      Public administration4.9%4.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.8%4.0%
      Education, health & social services10.0%37.9%
      Other27.0%24.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Frankfort, IL18,415$113,250105%
      Mokena, IL19,839$98,66278%
      St. John, IN15,777$98,54578%
      Olympia Fields, IL4,888$96,37774%
      Frankfort Square, IL9,116$94,12770%
      Chicago Heights, IL30,349$40,61127%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lake Stevens, WA30,352$79,97545%
      Jamestown, NY30,345$30,93544%
      Morgantown, WV30,364$35,50236%
      Manchester, CT30,364$55,8751%
      Plainfield, IN30,318$61,41011%
      Chicago Heights, IL30,349$40,61127%
      Source: The Chicago Heights, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).