Income/capita 43%
Household income 35%
Unemployment 120%
IndexSouth Chicago HeightsIllinoisNational
Income per capita$17,096$31,502$29,829
Median household income$35,721$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$38,750$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,368$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$42,083$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$16,267$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate10.2%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level20.1%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in South Chicago Heights is 43% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in South Chicago Heights is 35% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in South Chicago Heights is 120% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in South Chicago Heights is 33% higher than the national average

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      South Chicago Heights employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.6%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector37.1%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%2.4%
      Wholesale & retail services12.7%24.6%
      Public administration4.1%2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.4%2.0%
      Education, health & social services8.8%31.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Frankfort, IL18,415$113,250105%
      Mokena, IL19,839$98,66278%
      St. John, IN15,777$98,54578%
      Olympia Fields, IL4,888$96,37774%
      Frankfort Square, IL9,116$94,12770%
      South Chicago Heights, IL4,143$35,72135%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ashville, OH4,142$65,62519%
      Piney, AR4,145$30,33445%
      Argo, AL4,145$58,1035%
      Lake Tansi, TN4,140$43,00322%
      Peotone, IL4,146$79,28643%
      South Chicago Heights, IL4,143$35,72135%
      Source: The South Chicago Heights, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).