Income/capita 37%
Household income 19%
Unemployment 153%
IndexEast SideChicagoIllinois
Income per capita$18,648$30,847$31,502
Median household income$44,652$50,434$59,196
Median income owner occupied$0$76,476$75,354
Median income renter occupied$0$35,017$34,488
Median earnings male$30,960$36,144$40,474
Median earnings female$24,475$30,441$27,197
Unemployment rate11.8%7.3%5.3%
Poverty leveln/a21.7%14.0%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in East Side is 37% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in East Side is 19% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in East Side is 153% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in East Side is equal to the national average

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      East Side median earnings by income bracket

      East Side employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.3%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector24.3%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.0%7.0%
      Wholesale & retail services11.7%12.2%
      Public administration3.4%2.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.4%2.8%
      Education, health & social services13.0%39.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      River Forest, IL11,217$103,62287%
      Riverside, IL8,779$100,69682%
      Olympia Fields, IL4,888$96,37774%
      Frankfort Square, IL9,116$94,12770%
      Flossmoor, IL9,215$87,17958%
      Chicago, IL2,714,017$50,4349%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Houston, TX2,240,582$47,01015%
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,938$39,77028%
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,324$49,32811%
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,872$51,5387%
      San Antonio, TX1,439,358$48,18313%
      Chicago, IL2,714,017$50,4349%
      Source: The East Side, Chicago, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).