Income/capita 36%
Household income 17%
Unemployment 7%
IndexMelrose ParkIllinoisNational
Income per capita$19,203$31,502$29,829
Median household income$45,931$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$67,042$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,787$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$28,139$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$21,433$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.0%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level19.5%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Melrose Park is 36% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Melrose Park is 17% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Melrose Park is 7% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Melrose Park is 29% higher than the national average

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      Melrose Park employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.9%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector24.1%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services1.4%4.2%
      Wholesale & retail services14.4%12.9%
      Public administration5.6%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.7%4.8%
      Education, health & social services3.7%25.8%

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      Kenilworth, IL2,613$211,023281%
      Winnetka, IL12,437$207,857276%
      South Barrington, IL4,766$184,141233%
      Hinsdale, IL17,438$173,558214%
      Inverness, IL7,844$172,949213%
      Melrose Park, IL25,422$45,93117%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ridgewood, NJ25,430$144,734162%
      Shirley, NY25,432$82,74250%
      Clinton, MS25,411$58,7236%
      West Memphis, AR25,411$30,63245%
      Cabot, AR25,407$58,7116%
      Melrose Park, IL25,422$45,93117%
      Source: The Melrose Park, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).