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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexWest ChicagoIllinoisNational
Income per capita$26,102$31,502$29,829
Median household income$71,520$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$90,736$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,373$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$32,094$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$20,696$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate4.7%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level10.4%14.0%15.1%

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Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Chicago is 12% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in West Chicago is 29% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West Chicago is 1% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in West Chicago is 31% lower than the national average

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      $47,675 $71,520 $143,040
      $39,460 $59,196 $118,392
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      West Chicago employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.8%0.5%
      Manufacturing sector24.8%0.1%
      Financial & insurance services3.3%4.2%
      Wholesale & retail services13.8%10.1%
      Public administration1.9%2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.5%3.6%
      Education, health & social services6.5%24.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      South Barrington, IL4,766$184,141232.9%
      Wayne, IL2,513$145,875163.7%
      Oak Brook, IL7,988$144,286160.8%
      Gilberts, IL7,479$123,399123.1%
      Campton Hills, IL11,500$119,044115.2%
      West Chicago, IL27,420$71,52029.3%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Cornelius, NC27,426$86,35556.1%
      Lake Jackson, TX27,407$75,47336.4%
      Dix Hills, NY27,403$145,387162.8%
      Reisterstown, MD27,401$64,53316.6%
      Jeffersontown, KY27,395$63,43914.7%
      West Chicago, IL27,420$71,52029.3%
      Source: The West Chicago, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).