Income/capita 21%
Household income 26%
Unemployment 56%
Income per capita$23,601$31,502$29,829
Median household income$40,777$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$53,367$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,807$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$30,733$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$21,142$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate7.2%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level25.1%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Decatur is 21% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Decatur is 26% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Decatur is 56% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Decatur is 66% higher than the national average

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      Decatur employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.1%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector23.1%0.9%
      Financial & insurance services2.3%4.4%
      Wholesale & retail services14.9%14.7%
      Public administration3.2%4.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.2%3.7%
      Education, health & social services10.3%36.0%

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      Long Creek, IL1,508$80,85946%
      Boody, IL259$77,03139%
      Forsyth, IL3,421$76,57938%
      Chestnut, IL134$70,31327%
      Mount Zion, IL5,894$66,12520%
      Decatur, IL74,063$40,77726%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Gastonia, NC73,877$43,00322%
      Bolingbrook, IL74,320$80,28545%
      Schaumburg, IL74,366$75,65837%
      San Ramon, CA74,366$134,188143%
      Perris, CA73,718$51,3157%
      Decatur, IL74,063$40,77726%
      Source: The Decatur, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).