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Income/capita 14%
Household income 16%
Unemployment 23%
IndexPaw PawIllinoisNational
Income per capita$25,714$31,502$29,829
Median household income$46,250$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$58,917$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$18,036$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$40,294$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$17,500$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.6%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level14.8%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Paw Paw is 14% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Paw Paw is 16% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Paw Paw is 23% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Paw Paw is 2% lower than the national average

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      $Input your household income
      $30,830$46,250$92,500
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Paw Paw median earnings by income bracket

      Paw Paw employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.4%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector19.3%6.5%
      Financial & insurance services2.1%5.3%
      Wholesale & retail services13.5%17.1%
      Public administration3.1%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.9%0.0%
      Education, health & social services14.1%34.7%
      Other26.6%32.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Waterman, IL1,527$63,57115%
      Steward, IL315$63,33314%
      Arlington, IL199$61,87512%
      Leland, IL844$58,0685%
      Shabbona, IL982$54,7221%
      Paw Paw, IL812$46,25016%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sharpsville, IN812$56,0831%
      Blair, OK812$34,44438%
      Dubois, WY812$36,98933%
      Grawn, MI812$31,58943%
      Wessington Springs, SD812$41,92624%
      Paw Paw, IL812$46,25016%
      Source: The Paw Paw, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).