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Income/capita 35%
Household income 24%
Unemployment 117%
IndexSimsIllinoisNational
Income per capita$19,241$31,502$29,829
Median household income$42,143$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$51,250$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$40,714$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$33,125$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$15,750$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate10.1%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level25.7%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Sims is 35% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Sims is 24% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Sims is 117% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Sims is 70% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $28,092$42,143$84,286
      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.

      Sims median earnings by income bracket

      Sims employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.8%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector39.3%1.6%
      Financial & insurance services16.4%4.8%
      Wholesale & retail services6.6%29.0%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.6%1.6%
      Education, health & social services0.0%41.9%
      Other21.3%19.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Opdyke, IL215$70,17927%
      Belle Prairie City, IL63$60,1799%
      Springerton, IL117$46,25016%
      Wayne City, IL951$45,57118%
      Bluford, IL694$44,90419%
      Sims, IL276$42,14324%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Delco, NC276$37,30533%
      Ione, OR276$51,4067%
      Bucyrus, KS276$61,78612%
      Mantoloking, NJ276$118,750115%
      Moore Station, TX276$19,48965%
      Sims, IL276$42,14324%
      Source: The Sims, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).