Rock Island employment information

IndexRock IslandIllinoisNational
Income per capita$23,806$31,502$29,829
Median household income$43,052$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$58,335$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$24,475$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$29,740$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$21,648$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate6.1%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level21.6%14.0%15.1%
The Rock Island, IL employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Rock Island is $23,806, which is 24% lower than than the Illinois average and 20% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $43,052, which is 27% lower than than the Illinois average and 22% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Rock Island is 6%, which is 30% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Rock Island is 22% which is 43% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$28,698$43,052$86,104
City
$39,460$59,196$118,392
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Rock Island is 20% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Rock Island is 22% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Rock Island is 30% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Rock Island is 43% higher than the national average.

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Rock Island employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.7%0.6%
Manufacturing sector21.9%0.8%
Financial & insurance services1.5%3.8%
Wholesale & retail services14.9%13.0%
Public administration5.0%4.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.7%2.8%
Education, health & social services13.7%41.8%
Other22.6%23.8%

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Donahue, IA385$78,33342%
Hampton, IL1,996$75,32336%
Rock Island, IL38,647$43,05222%

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Hurst, TX38,690$55,8071%
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South Miami Heights, FL38,736$37,44532%
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Rock Island, IL38,647$43,05222%
Source: The Rock Island, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).