Income/capita 32%
Household income 39%
Unemployment 7%
Income per capita$20,382$31,502$29,829
Median household income$33,601$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$47,749$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,265$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$27,912$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$20,026$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate4.3%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level22.8%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Galesburg is 32% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Galesburg is 39% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Galesburg is 7% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Galesburg is 51% higher than the national average

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      Galesburg employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.1%0.6%
      Manufacturing sector15.2%1.8%
      Financial & insurance services1.6%4.2%
      Wholesale & retail services19.3%13.7%
      Public administration3.7%3.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.3%2.0%
      Education, health & social services17.7%49.9%

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      Galesburg, IL31,469$33,60139%

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      Source: The Galesburg, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).