Income/capita 9%
Household income 100%
Unemployment 39%
Income per capita$32,576$31,502$29,829
Median household income$0$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$32,083$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$58,050$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$53,043$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate2.9%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level10.4%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Columbus is 9% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Columbus is 100% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Columbus is 39% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Columbus is 31% lower than the national average

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      Columbus employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.9%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector21.1%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services65.8%11.4%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.3%0.0%
      Education, health & social services0.0%74.3%

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      Payson, IL1,242$48,18213%
      La Prairie, IL68$47,85713%
      Columbus, IL115$0100%

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      Columbus, IL115$0100%
      Source: The Columbus, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).