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Income/capita 47%
Household income 40%
Unemployment 51%
IndexSt. ElmoIllinoisNational
Income per capita$15,873$31,502$29,829
Median household income$33,125$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$37,788$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$17,813$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$26,116$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$14,563$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate7.0%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level27.6%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in St. Elmo is 47% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in St. Elmo is 40% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in St. Elmo is 51% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in St. Elmo is 83% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $22,081$33,125$66,250
      City
      $39,460$59,196$118,392
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      St. Elmo median earnings by income bracket

      St. Elmo employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.8%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector22.4%2.1%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%3.4%
      Wholesale & retail services20.7%19.7%
      Public administration3.3%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.1%0.0%
      Education, health & social services3.7%35.9%
      Other34.1%34.6%

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      Brownstown, IL710$47,50014%
      Vandalia, IL6,758$44,45520%
      St. Peter, IL388$42,01424%
      Shumway, IL175$40,78126%
      Edgewood, IL494$40,71426%
      St. Elmo, IL1,298$33,12540%

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      South Gull Lake, MI1,298$77,29240%
      Lillian, AL1,298$52,4775%
      Tiltonsville, OH1,297$31,15444%
      Minerva Park, OH1,299$84,89653%
      Wathena, KS1,297$50,6019%
      St. Elmo, IL1,298$33,12540%
      Source: The St. Elmo, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).