Income/capita 26%
Household income 9%
Unemployment 27%
IndexScales MoundIllinoisNational
Income per capita$22,172$31,502$29,829
Median household income$50,500$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,750$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$32,500$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$24,688$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.9%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level10.0%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Scales Mound is 26% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Scales Mound is 9% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Scales Mound is 27% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Scales Mound is 34% lower than the national average

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      Scales Mound employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry15.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector12.6%10.6%
      Financial & insurance services0.7%7.8%
      Wholesale & retail services18.5%11.3%
      Public administration2.6%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.9%11.3%
      Education, health & social services5.3%34.8%

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      Scales Mound, IL556$50,5009%

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      Scales Mound, IL556$50,5009%
      Source: The Scales Mound, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).