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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 $68,403 in 2017, the latest figures available. Chicago median household income is $5,411 higher than the median Illinois household income and $8,067 greater than the US median household income. 2018 metro income data (including Chicago median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Chicago-Naperville-Joliet are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Chicago Illinois

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
Illinois $62,992 +1.16% +5.80%
Chicago $68,403 +1.43% +7.14%

Trends in Chicago, IL Real Median Household Income since 2005

The current median household income for Chicago is $68,403. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $70,226 and is now $1,823 (2.60%) lower. From a post peak low of $62,552 in 2011, real median household income for Chicago has now grown by $5,851 (9.35%).

Real Median Household Income: Chicago, Illinois, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Chicago

Date US Illinois Chicago
2017 $60,336 $62,992 $68,403
2016 $58,856 $62,271 $67,440
2015 $57,709 $61,655 $65,343
2014 $55,613 $59,538 $63,843
2013 $55,072 $59,246 $63,835
2012 $54,948 $58,976 $63,387
2011 $55,162 $58,146 $62,552
2010 $56,388 $59,684 $64,340
2009 $57,519 $61,808 $67,263
2008 $59,382 $64,182 $69,957
2007 $60,135 $64,145 $70,226
2006 $59,051 $63,383 $69,480

Chicago Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Chicago was $83,890 in 2017. Compared to the median Illinois family income, Chicago median family income is $4,722 higher. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Chicago will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Chicago Illinois

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
Illinois $79,168 +0.72% +6.39%
Chicago $83,890 -0.12% +7.17%

Trends in Chicago, IL Real Median Family Income since 2005

The current median family income for Chicago is $83,890. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $84,704 and is now $814 (0.96%) lower. From a post peak low of $76,030 in 2011, real median family income for Chicago has now grown by $7,860 (10.34%).

Real Median Family Income: Chicago, Illinois, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Chicago

Date US Illinois Chicago
2017 $73,891 $79,168 $83,890
2016 $72,591 $78,605 $83,990
2015 $70,627 $76,446 $81,059
2014 $68,313 $74,413 $78,275
2013 $67,488 $73,313 $77,378
2012 $66,880 $73,489 $77,188
2011 $67,126 $71,631 $76,030
2010 $68,289 $73,706 $78,058
2009 $69,958 $76,513 $81,517
2008 $72,321 $78,703 $84,704
2007 $72,500 $77,937 $84,005
2006 $71,330 $76,930 $83,096

Chicago Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Chicago was $36,010 in 2017. Compared to the median Illinois per capita income, Chicago median per capita income is $1,814 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Chicago will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Chicago Illinois

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
Illinois $34,196 +1.91% +8.47%
Chicago $36,010 +1.62% +8.97%

Trends in Chicago, IL Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $36,010, the per capita income for Chicago was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: Chicago, Illinois, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Chicago

Date US Illinois Chicago
2017 $32,397 $34,196 $36,010
2016 $31,798 $33,556 $35,435
2015 $31,019 $32,972 $34,597
2014 $29,942 $31,526 $33,047
2013 $29,706 $31,468 $32,992
2012 $29,221 $30,742 $32,207
2011 $29,173 $30,453 $31,969
2010 $29,361 $30,787 $32,258
2009 $30,246 $32,035 $33,667
2008 $31,488 $33,024 $34,968
2007 $31,629 $33,143 $35,088
2006 $30,795 $32,315 $34,325