Income/capita 17%
Household income 9%
Unemployment 89%
Income per capita$24,869$31,502$29,829
Median household income$60,391$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$65,789$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,250$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$41,429$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$22,679$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate8.8%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level12.8%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Malta is 17% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Malta is 9% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Malta is 89% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Malta is 15% lower than the national average

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      Malta median earnings by income bracket

      Malta employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.8%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector14.3%4.8%
      Financial & insurance services1.8%10.6%
      Wholesale & retail services25.1%14.9%
      Public administration2.9%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities15.4%5.8%
      Education, health & social services6.8%34.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cortland, IL4,135$75,27236%
      Monroe Center, IL463$71,96430%
      Kingston, IL1,170$71,25029%
      Davis Junction, IL2,439$70,62528%
      Sycamore, IL17,611$67,13221%
      Malta, IL1,041$60,3919%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hayes, LA1,041$69,30325%
      Stratford, CA1,041$24,16756%
      Ashton, ID1,041$38,86930%
      Ostrander, OH1,041$70,46927%
      Baudette, MN1,040$33,58339%
      Malta, IL1,041$60,3919%
      Source: The Malta, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).