Income/capita 30%
Household income 14%
Unemployment 31%
Income per capita$20,957$31,502$29,829
Median household income$47,692$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$48,846$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$42,143$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$36,458$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$24,417$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.2%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level16.4%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Potomac is 30% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Potomac is 14% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Potomac is 31% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Potomac is 9% higher than the national average

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      Potomac employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry17.9%1.4%
      Manufacturing sector34.0%2.9%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%9.3%
      Wholesale & retail services12.2%11.4%
      Public administration0.0%8.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.5%0.0%
      Education, health & social services5.8%37.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      St. Joseph, IL4,109$78,66142%
      Bismarck, IL611$62,50013%
      Ogden, IL732$62,00012%
      Gifford, IL849$60,5369%
      Royal, IL236$59,1077%
      Potomac, IL675$47,69214%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Wilton Center, CT675$64,37516%
      Aroma Park, IL675$61,00010%
      Brookfield, MA675$62,32113%
      Waleska, GA675$39,06329%
      Barlow, KY675$27,91750%
      Potomac, IL675$47,69214%
      Source: The Potomac, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).