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Income/capita 146%
Household income 78%
Unemployment 23%
IndexLoopChicagoIllinois
Income per capita$73,290$30,847$31,502
Median household income$98,220$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$62,844$36,144$40,474
Median earnings female$54,467$30,441$27,197
Unemployment rate3.6%7.3%5.3%
Poverty leveln/a21.7%14.0%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Loop is 146% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Loop is 78% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Loop is 23% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Loop is equal to the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $33,619$50,434$100,868
      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.

      Loop median earnings by income bracket

      Loop employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry1.0%0.2%
      Manufacturing sector4.0%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services20.5%10.4%
      Wholesale & retail services6.3%8.3%
      Public administration1.8%2.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.6%2.3%
      Education, health & social services18.4%34.1%
      Other36.8%35.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Kenilworth, IL2,613$211,023281%
      Golf, IL533$168,750205%
      Western Springs, IL13,133$147,361166%
      Wilmette, IL27,367$138,651151%
      La Grange, IL15,688$105,41791%
      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 Loop, Chicago, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).