Income/capita 39%
Household income 26%
Unemployment 83%
Income per capita$18,092$31,502$29,829
Median household income$40,750$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$42,500$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$32,500$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$35,208$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$14,167$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate0.8%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level30.6%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Melvin is 39% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Melvin is 26% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Melvin is 83% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Melvin is 102% higher than the national average

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      Melvin employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.9%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector24.8%21.2%
      Financial & insurance services4.6%1.0%
      Wholesale & retail services16.5%17.3%
      Public administration0.0%3.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.1%6.7%
      Education, health & social services8.3%43.3%

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      Strawn, IL102$57,5004%
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      Saybrook, IL790$53,7503%
      Thawville, IL193$53,5423%
      Elliott, IL239$50,2509%
      Melvin, IL550$40,75026%

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      Reynolds, IN550$50,2889%
      Lane, SC550$25,62554%
      Melvin, IL550$40,75026%
      Source: The Melvin, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).