Decatur employment information

IndexDecaturIllinoisNational
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%
The Decatur, 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 Decatur is $23,601, which is 25% lower than than the Illinois average and 21% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $40,777, which is 31% lower than than the Illinois average and 26% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Decatur is 7%, which is 56% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Decatur is 25% which is 66% higher than than the national average.

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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$27,181$40,777$81,554
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 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 median earnings by income bracket

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%
Other24.8%24.8%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
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%

Cities with similar population

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).