Income/capita 34%
Household income 44%
Unemployment 9%
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IndexWest CityIllinoisNational
Income per capita$19,618$31,502$29,829
Median household income$30,875$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$39,286$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,938$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$29,375$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$20,375$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate5.1%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level25.5%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in West City is 34% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in West City is 44% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West City is 9% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in West City is 69% higher than the national average

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      West City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.1%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector15.1%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.7%7.6%
      Wholesale & retail services12.3%26.8%
      Public administration6.8%2.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.9%1.9%
      Education, health & social services4.1%49.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      North City, IL755$51,8756.2%
      Freeman Spur, IL254$48,00013.2%
      Ewing, IL294$45,75017.3%
      Whiteash, IL328$41,87524.3%
      Bonnie, IL375$41,81824.4%
      West City, IL789$30,87544.2%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Antonito, CO789$23,47257.6%
      Minneola, KS789$46,02316.8%
      Chester, MA789$62,29212.6%
      Worden, MT789$68,27623.4%
      Altona, NY789$31,47743.1%
      West City, IL789$30,87544.2%
      Source: The West City, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).