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Income/capita 35%
Household income 37%
Unemployment 87%
IndexColchesterIllinoisNational
Income per capita$19,371$31,502$29,829
Median household income$35,000$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$41,993$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,940$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$25,800$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$17,321$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate8.7%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level21.6%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Colchester is 35% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Colchester is 37% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Colchester is 87% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Colchester is 43% higher than the national average

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      $23,331$35,000$70,000
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Colchester median earnings by income bracket

      Colchester employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.1%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector26.3%1.9%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%5.1%
      Wholesale & retail services15.9%10.3%
      Public administration1.1%0.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.6%0.0%
      Education, health & social services13.2%60.4%
      Other24.5%17.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sciota, IL67$68,12523%
      Industry, IL437$57,0833%
      Good Hope, IL396$56,4062%
      Littleton, IL158$49,58310%
      Tennessee, IL120$45,41718%
      Colchester, IL1,492$35,00037%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Chapel Hill, TN1,492$40,51527%
      Fayette, MS1,491$19,46465%
      Marshallville, GA1,493$24,35256%
      Millbrook, NY1,491$75,15036%
      Fort Hancock, TX1,491$21,77461%
      Colchester, IL1,492$35,00037%
      Source: The Colchester, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).