Income/capita 20%
Household income 36%
Unemployment 58%
Income per capita$23,767$31,502$29,829
Median household income$75,272$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$80,245$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$46,532$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$49,097$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$25,609$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate7.4%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level11.5%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Cortland is 20% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Cortland is 36% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Cortland is 58% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Cortland is 24% lower than the national average

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      Cortland employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.4%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector20.4%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services6.0%7.0%
      Wholesale & retail services14.7%16.7%
      Public administration2.4%1.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.0%4.7%
      Education, health & social services10.1%39.3%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Campton Hills, IL11,500$119,044115%
      Lily Lake, IL1,253$108,59496%
      Sugar Grove, IL9,288$104,75489%
      Elburn, IL5,594$96,89675%
      Hampshire, IL5,732$95,26872%
      Cortland, IL4,135$75,27236%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Wolfforth, TX4,135$75,68237%
      Grant, MN4,134$108,94097%
      Eldorado, IL4,134$32,91740%
      Wayland, MI4,134$50,7878%
      Butler, MO4,138$29,47747%
      Cortland, IL4,135$75,27236%
      Source: The Cortland, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).