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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 $75,379 in 2019, the latest figures available. Chicago median household income is $6,192 higher than the median Illinois household income and $9,667 greater than the US median household income. 2020 metro income data (including Chicago median household income) will be released in September of 2021. Median family and per capita income for Chicago-Naperville-Joliet are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Chicago Illinois

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
Illinois $69,187 +4.50% +6.53%
Chicago $75,379 +4.63% +7.17%

Trends in Chicago, IL Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $75,379, the median household income for Chicago was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Household Income: Chicago, Illinois, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Chicago

Date US Illinois Chicago
2019 $65,712 $69,187 $75,379
2018 $63,059 $66,209 $72,042
2017 $62,927 $65,697 $71,340
2016 $61,383 $64,945 $70,335
2015 $60,187 $64,302 $68,149
2014 $58,001 $62,095 $66,585
2013 $57,437 $61,790 $66,576
2012 $57,307 $61,508 $66,109
2011 $57,531 $60,644 $65,238
2010 $58,809 $62,247 $67,103
2009 $59,988 $64,462 $70,151

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Chicago Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Chicago was $95,110 in 2019. Compared to the median Illinois family income, Chicago median family income is $7,339 higher. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Chicago will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Chicago Illinois

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
Illinois $87,771 +6.02% +7.06%
Chicago $95,110 +7.05% +8.58%

Trends in Chicago, IL Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $95,110, the median family income for Chicago was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Family Income: Chicago, Illinois, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Chicago

Date US Illinois Chicago
2019 $80,944 $87,771 $95,110
2018 $77,786 $82,787 $88,845
2017 $77,064 $82,567 $87,492
2016 $75,707 $81,980 $87,595
2015 $73,660 $79,729 $84,540
2014 $71,246 $77,609 $81,636
2013 $70,386 $76,462 $80,701
2012 $69,752 $76,644 $80,503
2011 $70,009 $74,707 $79,296
2010 $71,221 $76,871 $81,409
2009 $72,962 $79,799 $85,018

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Chicago Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Chicago was $40,144 in 2019. Compared to the median Illinois per capita income, Chicago median per capita income is $2,416 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Chicago will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Chicago Illinois

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
Illinois $37,728 +3.51% +7.81%
Chicago $40,144 +3.47% +8.63%

Trends in Chicago, IL Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $40,144, the per capita income for Chicago was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Per Capita Income: Chicago, Illinois, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Chicago

Date US Illinois Chicago
2019 $35,672 $37,728 $40,144
2018 $34,444 $36,450 $38,796
2017 $33,788 $35,664 $37,556
2016 $33,163 $34,996 $36,956
2015 $32,351 $34,388 $36,082
2014 $31,228 $32,880 $34,466
2013 $30,982 $32,820 $34,409
2012 $30,476 $32,062 $33,590
2011 $30,425 $31,761 $33,342
2010 $30,622 $32,109 $33,643
2009 $31,545 $33,411 $35,113

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