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Income/capita 32%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 75%
IndexDeKalbIllinoisNational
Income per capita$20,136$31,502$29,829
Median household income$38,647$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$79,241$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,768$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$20,911$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$12,241$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate8.1%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level30.8%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in DeKalb is 32% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in DeKalb is 30% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in DeKalb is 75% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in DeKalb is 104% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $25,762$38,647$77,294
      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.

      DeKalb median earnings by income bracket

      DeKalb employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.1%0.2%
      Manufacturing sector13.7%0.7%
      Financial & insurance services2.4%2.7%
      Wholesale & retail services16.3%12.8%
      Public administration4.3%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.7%1.0%
      Education, health & social services22.0%42.6%
      Other28.3%29.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lily Lake, IL1,253$108,59496%
      Hampshire, IL5,732$95,26872%
      Virgil, IL355$93,05668%
      Big Rock, IL1,139$78,43842%
      Burlington, IL634$76,75039%
      DeKalb, IL43,269$38,64730%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cleveland, TN43,276$39,15129%
      Freeport, NY43,217$68,96325%
      West Babylon, NY43,359$83,18750%
      Annandale, VA43,158$80,71746%
      Bothell, WA43,153$86,16756%
      DeKalb, IL43,269$38,64730%
      Source: The DeKalb, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).