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Income/capita 55%
Household income 64%
Unemployment 62%
IndexEast St. LouisIllinoisNational
Income per capita$13,443$31,502$29,829
Median household income$19,946$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$32,856$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$13,690$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$17,996$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$18,527$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate7.6%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level44.7%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in East St. Louis is 55% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in East St. Louis is 64% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in East St. Louis is 62% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in East St. Louis is 196% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $13,296$19,946$39,892
      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.

      East St. Louis median earnings by income bracket

      East St. Louis employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.5%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector14.1%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services0.7%2.9%
      Wholesale & retail services12.2%11.3%
      Public administration4.1%6.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities14.3%6.8%
      Education, health & social services17.1%40.3%
      Other32.3%25.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ladue, MO8,579$186,371237%
      Glendale, MO5,917$128,571132%
      Grantwood Village, MO1,013$121,250119%
      Warson Woods, MO1,870$118,889115%
      Oakland, MO1,649$111,667102%
      East St. Louis, IL26,731$19,94664%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bristol, TN26,734$38,98530%
      Stevens Point, WI26,714$41,94424%
      Wooster, OH26,773$41,70325%
      Horn Lake, MS26,785$45,31018%
      Superior, WI26,676$41,03026%
      East St. Louis, IL26,731$19,94664%
      Source: The East St. Louis, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).