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Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Illinois Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Chicago-Naperville-Joliet Illinois metro area was $66,020 in 2016, the latest figures available. Chicago median household income is $5,060 higher than the median Illinois household income and $8,403 greater than the US median household income. 2017 metro income data (including Chicago median household income) will be released in September of 2018. Median family and per capita income for Chicago-Naperville-Joliet are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Chicago Illinois

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $57,617 +2.01% +7.02%
Illinois $60,960 +1.03% +5.25%
Chicago $66,020 +3.24% +5.79%

Trends in Chicago, IL Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Chicago is $66,020. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $68,593 and is now $2,573 (3.75%) lower. From a post peak low of $61,096 in 2011, real median household income for Chicago has now grown by $4,924 (8.06%).

Real Median Household Income: Chicago, Illinois, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Chicago

Date US Illinois Chicago
2016 $57,617 $60,960 $66,020
2015 $56,480 $60,341 $63,951
2014 $54,398 $58,237 $62,449
2013 $53,838 $57,919 $62,405
2012 $53,701 $57,638 $61,949
2011 $53,879 $56,794 $61,096
2010 $55,093 $58,314 $62,862
2009 $56,180 $60,369 $65,697
2008 $58,000 $62,689 $68,329
2007 $58,736 $62,653 $68,593
2006 $57,677 $61,909 $67,863
2005 $56,832 $61,770 $67,238

Chicago Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Chicago was $82,221 in 2016. Compared to the median Illinois family income, Chicago median family income is $5,271 higher. As with the median household income data, 2017 family income data for Chicago will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Median Family Income for Chicago Illinois

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $71,062 +2.81% +7.71%
Illinois $76,950 +2.85% +7.36%
Chicago $82,221 +3.64% +8.69%

Trends in Chicago, IL Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Chicago is $82,221. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $82,733 and is now $512 (0.62%) lower. From a post peak low of $74,261 in 2011, real median family income for Chicago has now grown by $7,960 (10.72%).

Real Median Family Income: Chicago, Illinois, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Chicago

Date US Illinois Chicago
2016 $71,062 $76,950 $82,221
2015 $69,122 $74,817 $79,332
2014 $66,820 $72,787 $76,565
2013 $65,977 $71,672 $75,645
2012 $65,363 $71,821 $75,437
2011 $65,564 $69,964 $74,261
2010 $66,721 $72,014 $76,265
2009 $68,329 $74,732 $79,620
2008 $70,638 $76,872 $82,733
2007 $70,813 $76,124 $82,051
2006 $69,670 $75,140 $81,162
2005 $68,618 $75,183 $81,123

Chicago Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Chicago was $34,689 in 2016. Compared to the median Illinois per capita income, Chicago median per capita income is $1,840 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2017 per capita income data for Chicago will be released in September of 2018.

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Real Per Capita Income for Chicago Illinois

2016 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $31,128 +2.54% +7.19%
Illinois $32,849 +1.79% +6.78%
Chicago $34,689 +2.45% +7.55%

Trends in Chicago, IL Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $34,689, the per capita income for Chicago was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2016.

Real Per Capita Income: Chicago, Illinois, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Chicago

Date US Illinois Chicago
2016 $31,128 $32,849 $34,689
2015 $30,358 $32,270 $33,859
2014 $29,288 $30,837 $32,325
2013 $29,041 $30,764 $32,254
2012 $28,558 $30,045 $31,477
2011 $28,494 $29,744 $31,225
2010 $28,687 $30,080 $31,517
2009 $29,542 $31,290 $32,884
2008 $30,755 $32,256 $34,154
2007 $30,894 $32,372 $34,271
2006 $30,078 $31,563 $33,527
2005 $30,768 $32,331 $34,202