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As of 2010-2014, the per capita income of Chicago is $28,623, which is about the same as the state average of $30,019 and is about the same as the national average of $28,555. Chicago median household income is $47,831, which has grown by 23.83% since 2000. The median household income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 22.70% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. On average Chicago residents spend 34.9 minutes per day commuting to work, which is higher than the state average of 28.6 minutes and is higher than the national average of 25.7 minutes.

Topics:Per Capita IncomeMedian Workers IncomeHousehold IncomeFamily IncomeMedian Income by AgeEmployment StatusCommuting to WorkCareersPoverty Level

Per Capita Income, #318

Chicago, IL
28,623 USD
Illinois
30,019 USD
U.S.
28,555 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical per capita income data.

Median Individual Worker Income, see rank

Chicago, IL
31,610 USD
Illinois
32,198 USD
U.S.
30,815 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical median individual worker income data.


Male Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
Chicago, IL
34,331 USD
Illinois
39,039 USD
U.S.
36,116 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical male median individual worker income data.


Female Median Individual Worker Income, see rank
Chicago, IL
29,058 USD
Illinois
26,489 USD
U.S.
25,692 USD

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical female median individual worker income data.

Household Income

Median Household Income, #690
Chicago, IL
47,831 USD
Illinois
57,166 USD
U.S.
53,482 USD
Mean Household Income, see rank
Chicago, IL
72,215 USD
Illinois
78,521 USD
U.S.
74,596 USD
Median Household Income Growth Since 2000, #644
Chicago, IL
23.83%
Illinois
22.70%
U.S.
27.36%
Ranks: $10k or less, $10k-$20k, $20k-$30k, $30k-$40k, $40k-$50k, $50k-$75k, $75k-$100k, $100k-$150k, $150k-$200k, $200k or more


Household Income Other than Earnings
 Chicago, ILIllinoisU.S.
%+Average Amount%+Average Amount%+Average Amount
Interest, Dividends, or Net Rental Income16.46%$18,355, see rank22.23%$15,72821.11%$16,919
Social Security Income21.67%$15,430, see rank27.05%$17,89329.33%$17,636
Public Assistance Income4.00%$3,472, see rank2.51%$3,6722.82%$3,720
Retirement Income11.06%$25,993, see rank16.75%$26,03417.85%$24,095
+ The percentage of the total households that have the income.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household income data.

Family Income

Median Family Income, see rank
Chicago, IL
54,918 USD
Illinois
70,967 USD
U.S.
65,443 USD
Mean Family Income, see rank
Chicago, IL
82,892 USD
Illinois
92,664 USD
U.S.
86,963 USD
Ranks: $10k or less, $10k-$20k, $20k-$30k, $30k-$40k, $40k-$50k, $50k-$75k, $75k-$100k, $100k-$150k, $150k-$200k, $200k or more

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical family income data.

Median Household Income by Races

 Chicago, ILIllinoisU.S.
White$62,499, see rank$62,152$56,900
Black$30,303, see rank$34,174$35,600
Hispanic$41,188, see rank$46,782$42,396
Asian$56,373, see rank$75,890$73,244
American Indian, Alaska Native$36,682, see rank$41,567$37,170
Hawaiian Native$70,139, see rank$73,264$53,370
One Race, Other$40,341, see rank$44,842$40,300
Two or More Races$47,459, see rank$48,716$47,621

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical median household income by races data.

Median Household Income by Age

 Chicago, ILIllinoisU.S.
less than 25$25,481, see rank$24,207$25,788
25 to 44$56,391, see rank$62,340$58,398
45 to 64$51,798, see rank$70,284$65,027
65 or over$30,140, see rank$38,325$37,945

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical median household income by age data.

Employment Status

 Chicago, ILIllinoisU.S.
Population 16 Years and Over2,168,489, see rank10,170,489248,775,628
Male11,039,818, 47.95%, see rank48.53%48.69%
Male, In Labor Force:2739,276, 71.10%, see rank71.38%69.28%
Male, In Armed Forces2328, 0.03%, see rank0.30%0.73%
Male, Civilian2738,948, 71.07%, see rank71.09%68.54%
Male, Civilian, Employed3643,715, 87.11%, see rank89.58%90.49%
Male, Civilian, Unemployed395,233, 12.89%, see rank10.42%9.51%
Male, Not in Labor Force2300,542, 28.90%, see rank28.62%30.72%
Female11,128,671, 52.05%, see rank51.47%51.31%
Female, In Labor Force:2698,712, 61.91%, see rank61.04%58.79%
Female, In Armed Forces2110, 0.01%, see rank0.05%0.11%
Female, Civilian2698,602, 61.90%, see rank60.99%58.69%
Female, Civilian, Employed3604,784, 86.57%, see rank90.48%91.18%
Female, Civilian, Unemployed393,818, 13.43%, see rank9.52%8.82%
Female, Not in Labor Force2429,959, 38.09%, see rank38.96%41.21%
1 Percentage of the population of 16 years and over.
2 Percentage of the population of 16 years and over for the gender.
3 Percentage of the Civilian for the gender.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical employment status data.

Commuting to Work

 Chicago, ILIllinoisU.S.
Workers 16 Years and Over1,221,752, 100%5,928,078141,337,148
Car, Truck, or Van—Drove Alone609,293, 49.87%, see rank73.48%76.41%
Car, Truck, or Van—Carpooled108,569, 8.89%, see rank8.63%9.59%
Public Transportation332,459, 27.21%, see rank8.92%5.06%
Walked81,785, 6.69%, see rank3.14%2.78%
Other Means35,932, 2.94%, see rank1.63%1.79%
Worked at Home53,714, 4.40%, see rank4.19%4.37%

Mean Travel Time to Work, see rank
Chicago, IL
34.9 minutes
Illinois
28.6 minutes
U.S.
25.7 minutes
Ranks: 9 min. or less, 10-19 min., 20-29 min., 30-39 min., 40-59 min., 60-89 min., 90min. or more

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical commuting to work data.

Careers


Occupation
 Chicago, ILIllinoisU.S.
Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over1,248,4996,032,031143,435,233
Male1643,715, 51.56%, see rank52.11%52.38%
Management, Professional, and Related Occupations2223,307, 34.69%, see rank33.29%33.12%
Service Occupations2122,799, 19.08%, see rank14.62%15.12%
Sales and Office Occupations2114,138, 17.73%, see rank18.01%17.47%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations2765, 0.12%, see rank0.47%1.11%
Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations241,998, 6.52%, see rank7.74%9.29%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations2117,432, 18.24%, see rank20.51%17.94%
Female1604,784, 48.44%, see rank47.89%47.62%
Management, Professional, and Related Occupations2252,726, 41.79%, see rank40.09%40.04%
Service Occupations2132,967, 21.99%, see rank20.39%21.52%
Sales and Office Occupations2173,900, 28.75%, see rank32.33%31.93%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations2337, 0.06%, see rank0.11%0.32%
Construction, Extraction, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations21,150, 0.19%, see rank0.21%0.28%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving Occupations242,573, 7.04%, see rank6.66%5.65%
1 Percentage of the civilian employed, 16 years and over.
2 Percentage of the civilian employed, 16 years and over for the gender.

Industry
 Chicago, ILIllinoisU.S.
Civilian Employed, 16 Years and Over1,248,499, 100%6,032,031143,435,233
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, Mining1,978, 0.16%, see rank1.05%1.96%
Construction49,571, 3.97%, see rank5.12%6.17%
Manufacturing113,228, 9.07%, see rank12.55%10.43%
Wholesale Trade29,481, 2.36%, see rank3.01%2.75%
Retail Trade113,496, 9.09%, see rank11.00%11.57%
Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities73,449, 5.88%, see rank5.85%4.93%
Information29,536, 2.37%, see rank2.07%2.14%
Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, Rental, Leasing102,637, 8.22%, see rank7.33%6.60%
Professional, Scientific, Management,
Administrative, Waste Management Services
191,100, 15.31%, see rank11.29%10.89%
Educational Services, Health Care, Social Assistance284,391, 22.78%, see rank23.07%23.21%
Arts, Entertainment, Recreation,
Accommodation, Food Services
139,927, 11.21%, see rank9.02%9.49%
Public Administration54,322, 4.35%, see rank3.85%4.92%
Other Services, Except Public Administration65,383, 5.24%, see rank4.78%4.96%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical careers data.

Poverty Level

 Chicago, IL%IllinoisU.S.
Population in Poverty604,56822.72%, see rank14.41%15.59%
Family in Poverty105,49718.69%, see rank10.54%11.47%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical poverty level data.


 
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