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Cook County Illinois Household Income

The Census ACS 1-year survey reports that the median household income for the Cook County Illinois area was $69,429 in 2019, the latest figures available. Cook County median household income is $242 higher than the median Illinois household income and $3,717 greater than the US median household income. 2020 county income data (including Cook County median household income) will be released in September of 2021. Median family and per capita income for Cook County are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Cook County Illinois

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $65,712 +4.21% +7.05%
Illinois $69,187 +4.50% +6.53%
Cook County $69,429 +7.64% +8.53%

Trends in Cook County, IL Real Median Household Income since 2005

At $69,429, the median household income for Cook was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Household Income: Cook County, Illinois, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Cook County

Date US Illinois Cook County
2019 $65,712 $69,187 $69,429
2018 $63,059 $66,209 $64,501
2017 $62,927 $65,697 $64,041
2016 $61,383 $64,945 $63,971
2015 $60,187 $64,302 $61,349
2014 $58,001 $62,095 $59,527
2013 $57,437 $61,790 $59,170
2012 $57,307 $61,508 $58,203
2011 $57,531 $60,644 $57,886
2010 $58,809 $62,247 $60,477
2009 $59,988 $64,462 $62,757

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Cook County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Cook County was $86,915 in 2019. Compared to the median Illinois family income, Cook County median family income is $856 lower. As with the median household income data, 2020 family income data for Cook County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Median Family Income for Cook County Illinois

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $80,944 +4.06% +6.92%
Illinois $87,771 +6.02% +7.06%
Cook County $86,915 +9.81% +10.38%

Trends in Cook County, IL Real Median Family Income since 2005

At $86,915, the median family income for Cook was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Median Family Income: Cook County, Illinois, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Cook County

Date US Illinois Cook County
2019 $80,944 $87,771 $86,915
2018 $77,786 $82,787 $79,153
2017 $77,064 $82,567 $78,657
2016 $75,707 $81,980 $78,744
2015 $73,660 $79,729 $76,054
2014 $71,246 $77,609 $72,402
2013 $70,386 $76,462 $72,063
2012 $69,752 $76,644 $71,479
2011 $70,009 $74,707 $69,533
2010 $71,221 $76,871 $72,725
2009 $72,962 $79,799 $75,984

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Cook County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Cook County was $40,042 in 2019. Compared to the median Illinois per capita income, Cook County median per capita income is $2,314 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2020 per capita income data for Cook County will be released in September of 2021.

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Real Per Capita Income for Cook County Illinois

2019 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $35,672 +3.57% +7.57%
Illinois $37,728 +3.51% +7.81%
Cook County $40,042 +4.77% +11.04%

Trends in Cook County, IL Real Per Capita Income since 2005

At $40,042, the per capita income for Cook was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2019.

Real Per Capita Income: Cook County, Illinois, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Cook County

Date US Illinois Cook County
2019 $35,672 $37,728 $40,042
2018 $34,444 $36,450 $38,218
2017 $33,788 $35,664 $36,682
2016 $33,163 $34,996 $36,060
2015 $32,351 $34,388 $35,154
2014 $31,228 $32,880 $33,070
2013 $30,982 $32,820 $33,283
2012 $30,476 $32,062 $32,525
2011 $30,425 $31,761 $31,946
2010 $30,622 $32,109 $32,713
2009 $31,545 $33,411 $34,051

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