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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexChicago HeightsIllinoisNational
Income per capita$21,948$31,502$29,829
Median household income$49,880$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$65,611$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,616$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$32,287$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$24,890$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate8.0%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level24.3%14.0%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Chicago Heights is 26% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Chicago Heights is 10% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Chicago Heights is 72% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Chicago Heights is 61% higher than the national average

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      $33,250 $49,880 $99,760
      $39,460 $59,196 $118,392
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Chicago Heights median earnings by income bracket

      Chicago Heights employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.4%11.4%
      Manufacturing sector19.7%19.7%
      Financial & insurance services2.1%2.1%
      Wholesale & retail services10.6%10.6%
      Public administration4.0%4.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.3%10.3%
      Education, health & social services11.1%11.1%

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      Frankfort, IL19,166$140,731154.4%
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      Mokena, IL20,720$109,93598.7%
      Flossmoor, IL9,318$107,27193.9%
      Chicago Heights, IL29,598$49,8809.8%

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      Highland Park, IL29,596$147,067165.8%
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      Middle River, MD29,665$65,94719.2%
      Chicago Heights, IL29,598$49,8809.8%
      Source: The Chicago Heights, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).