Income/capita 65%
Household income 82%
Unemployment 26%
Income per capita$49,129$31,502$29,829
Median household income$100,671$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$112,894$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$60,746$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$66,824$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$36,554$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level3.5%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Elmhurst is 65% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Elmhurst is 82% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Elmhurst is 26% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Elmhurst is 77% lower than the national average

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      Elmhurst employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.9%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector12.6%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services9.3%7.3%
      Wholesale & retail services16.3%10.9%
      Public administration3.1%2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.1%1.5%
      Education, health & social services10.9%39.0%

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      Golf, IL533$168,750205%
      Elmhurst, IL45,742$100,67182%

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      Elmhurst, IL45,742$100,67182%
      Source: The Elmhurst, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).