Income/capita 7%
Household income 6%
Unemployment 10%
IndexEl PasoIllinoisNational
Income per capita$27,673$31,502$29,829
Median household income$51,875$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$64,018$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$41,563$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$40,656$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$19,609$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.1%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level13.3%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in El Paso is 7% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in El Paso is 6% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in El Paso is 10% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in El Paso is 12% lower than the national average

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      El Paso employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.1%2.3%
      Manufacturing sector28.6%2.4%
      Financial & insurance services4.6%10.6%
      Wholesale & retail services16.1%16.0%
      Public administration0.9%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities17.1%2.8%
      Education, health & social services8.8%26.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Goodfield, IL931$98,75079%
      Panola, IL49$93,12568%
      Hudson, IL1,704$83,88952%
      Danvers, IL1,291$74,21934%
      Lexington, IL2,107$71,37529%
      El Paso, IL2,749$51,8756%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hopkins, SC2,749$30,64645%
      Cohasset, MN2,749$60,4619%
      Hooks, TX2,749$37,41132%
      East Quincy, CA2,749$46,80915%
      Weed, CA2,750$29,42747%
      El Paso, IL2,749$51,8756%
      Source: The El Paso, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).