Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$24,915$31,502$29,829
Median household income$38,162$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$58,179$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,563$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$25,758$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$25,130$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate3.2%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level12.9%14.0%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Watseka is 16% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Watseka is 31% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Watseka is 32% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Watseka is 15% lower than the national average

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      $25,438 $38,162 $76,324
      $39,460 $59,196 $118,392
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Watseka median earnings by income bracket

      Watseka employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry19.7%19.7%
      Manufacturing sector12.8%12.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.8%0.8%
      Wholesale & retail services20.9%20.9%
      Public administration2.9%2.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.9%3.9%
      Education, health & social services13.1%13.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Clifton, IL1,178$72,18830.5%
      Martinton, IL346$65,62518.6%
      Iroquois, IL287$61,96412.0%
      Crescent City, IL485$57,5003.9%
      Gilman, IL1,734$56,7192.5%
      Watseka, IL4,956$38,16231.0%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      West Sayville, NY4,956$126,553128.8%
      Keyser, WV4,956$44,67919.2%
      Barling, AR4,957$43,69421.0%
      Needles, CA4,959$33,26539.9%
      Perry, OK4,959$52,4875.1%
      Watseka, IL4,956$38,16231.0%
      Source: The Watseka, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).