Columbia employment information

IndexColumbiaIllinoisNational
Income per capita$42,651$31,502$29,829
Median household income$73,442$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$88,865$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$41,136$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$55,643$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$33,542$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.4%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level6.0%14.0%15.1%
The Columbia, IL employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Columbia is $42,651, which is 35% higher than than the Illinois average and 43% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $73,442, which is 24% higher than than the Illinois average and 33% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Columbia is 3%, which is 26% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Columbia is 6% which is 60% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$48,956$73,442$146,884
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.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Columbia is 43% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Columbia is 33% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Columbia is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Columbia is 60% lower than the national average.

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Columbia median earnings by income bracket

Columbia employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.0%0.0%
Manufacturing sector19.8%1.0%
Financial & insurance services4.9%12.7%
Wholesale & retail services18.8%10.9%
Public administration6.6%4.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.7%3.8%
Education, health & social services10.5%33.9%
Other24.1%24.6%

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Ladue, MO8,579$186,371237%
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Frontenac, MO3,527$149,821171%
Huntleigh, MO355$144,375161%
Columbia, IL10,193$73,44233%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Waterloo, IL10,197$70,53427%
Rockport, TX10,197$57,9585%
Eunice, LA10,199$29,08247%
Marlton, NJ10,187$71,31229%
Little Canada, MN10,202$51,1548%
Columbia, IL10,193$73,44233%
Source: The Columbia, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).