Income/capita 22%
Household income 35%
Unemployment 125%
IndexLeaf RiverIllinoisNational
Income per capita$23,256$31,502$29,829
Median household income$35,938$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$46,875$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$18,906$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$36,406$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$14,934$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate10.5%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level27.5%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Leaf River is 22% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Leaf River is 35% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Leaf River is 125% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Leaf River is 82% higher than the national average

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      Leaf River employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.1%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector19.6%0.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%1.7%
      Wholesale & retail services27.7%16.1%
      Public administration0.0%1.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities14.3%1.7%
      Education, health & social services11.6%38.1%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lost Nation, IL633$76,78639%
      Winnebago, IL3,008$73,71933%
      Stillman Valley, IL1,075$61,12510%
      Pecatonica, IL2,315$58,8646%
      German Valley, IL486$50,4559%
      Leaf River, IL637$35,93835%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Goessel, KS637$50,00010%
      Pray, MT637$43,33322%
      Batavia, IA637$40,80426%
      Bardwell, TX637$35,31336%
      Happy Valley, AK636$40,69426%
      Leaf River, IL637$35,93835%
      Source: The Leaf River, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).