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Income/capita 25%
Household income 20%
Unemployment 26%
IndexGoldenIllinoisNational
Income per capita$22,269$31,502$29,829
Median household income$44,375$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$50,208$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$16,667$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$34,688$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$20,469$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level14.2%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Golden is 25% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Golden is 20% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Golden is 26% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Golden is 6% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $29,580$44,375$88,750
      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.

      Golden median earnings by income bracket

      Golden employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.7%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector25.2%6.3%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services22.6%16.3%
      Public administration9.4%0.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.6%0.0%
      Education, health & social services8.8%53.1%
      Other15.1%25.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mound Station, IL158$63,75015%
      Mendon, IL935$53,9712%
      La Prairie, IL68$47,85713%
      Mount Sterling, IL2,184$46,83815%
      Coatsburg, IL155$45,75017%
      Golden, IL643$44,37520%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Richfield, NC643$39,00030%
      Warrior Run, PA643$43,47221%
      Graford, TX643$44,77919%
      Orbisonia, PA643$42,16724%
      Lakeside, OH643$38,98030%
      Golden, IL643$44,37520%
      Source: The Golden, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).