Income/capita 35%
Household income 22%
Unemployment 9%
IndexChicago RidgeIllinoisNational
Income per capita$19,438$31,502$29,829
Median household income$43,103$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$60,568$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$35,187$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$32,206$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$24,288$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.1%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level22.9%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Chicago Ridge is 35% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Chicago Ridge is 22% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Chicago Ridge is 9% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Chicago Ridge is 51% higher than the national average

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      Chicago Ridge employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.4%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector12.9%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services1.1%7.0%
      Wholesale & retail services22.9%22.8%
      Public administration2.0%1.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities24.9%3.4%
      Education, health & social services5.0%31.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hinsdale, IL17,438$173,558214%
      Western Springs, IL13,133$147,361166%
      Oak Brook, IL7,988$144,286161%
      Burr Ridge, IL10,736$126,771129%
      Frankfort, IL18,415$113,250105%
      Chicago Ridge, IL14,368$43,10322%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      College, AK14,372$86,79657%
      Johnstown, CO14,379$83,26451%
      Lindenhurst, IL14,380$87,03157%
      Robbinsdale, MN14,382$60,3889%
      Hartford, WI14,350$55,1690%
      Chicago Ridge, IL14,368$43,10322%
      Source: The Chicago Ridge, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).