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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 $61,405 in 2017, the latest figures available. Cook County median household income is $1,587 lower than the median Illinois household income and $1,069 greater than the US median household income. 2018 county income data (including Cook County median household income) will be released in September of 2019. Median family and per capita income for Cook County are shown below.

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Real Median Household Income for Cook County Illinois

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $60,336 +2.51% +8.49%
Illinois $62,992 +1.16% +5.80%
Cook County $61,405 +0.11% +7.58%

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

The current median household income for Cook is $61,405. Real median household income peaked in 2007 at $62,297 and is now $892 (1.43%) lower. From a post peak low of $55,502 in 2011, real median household income for Cook has now grown by $5,903 (10.64%).

Real Median Household Income: Cook County, Illinois, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Household Income for Cook County

Date US Illinois Cook County
2017 $60,336 $62,992 $61,405
2016 $58,856 $62,271 $61,338
2015 $57,709 $61,655 $58,823
2014 $55,613 $59,538 $57,076
2013 $55,072 $59,246 $56,734
2012 $54,948 $58,976 $55,807
2011 $55,162 $58,146 $55,502
2010 $56,388 $59,684 $57,988
2009 $57,519 $61,808 $60,173
2008 $59,382 $64,182 $62,296
2007 $60,135 $64,145 $62,297
2006 $59,051 $63,383 $61,781

Cook County Family Income

The ACS 1-year data shows the median family income for Cook County was $75,419 in 2017. Compared to the median Illinois family income, Cook County median family income is $3,749 lower. As with the median household income data, 2018 family income data for Cook County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Median Family Income for Cook County Illinois

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $73,891 +1.79% +8.17%
Illinois $79,168 +0.72% +6.39%
Cook County $75,419 -0.11% +8.64%

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

The current median family income for Cook is $75,419. Real median family income peaked in 2008 at $75,841 and is now $422 (0.56%) lower. From a post peak low of $66,670 in 2011, real median family income for Cook has now grown by $8,749 (13.12%).

Real Median Family Income: Cook County, Illinois, National

Historical Inflation Adjusted Median Family Income for Cook County

Date US Illinois Cook County
2017 $73,891 $79,168 $75,419
2016 $72,591 $78,605 $75,503
2015 $70,627 $76,446 $72,922
2014 $68,313 $74,413 $69,421
2013 $67,488 $73,313 $69,095
2012 $66,880 $73,489 $68,536
2011 $67,126 $71,631 $66,670
2010 $68,289 $73,706 $69,731
2009 $69,958 $76,513 $72,855
2008 $72,321 $78,703 $75,841
2007 $72,500 $77,937 $74,907
2006 $71,330 $76,930 $73,598

Cook County Per Capita Income

The ACS 1-year survey shows the per capita income for Cook County was $35,172 in 2017. Compared to the median Illinois per capita income, Cook County median per capita income is $976 higher. As with the median household and median family income numbers above, 2018 per capita income data for Cook County will be released in September of 2019.

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Real Per Capita Income for Cook County Illinois

2017 1 Year Change 3 Year Change
US $32,397 +1.88% +8.20%
Illinois $34,196 +1.91% +8.47%
Cook County $35,172 +1.72% +10.92%

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

At $35,172, the per capita income for Cook was at a new inflation adjusted high in 2017.

Real Per Capita Income: Cook County, Illinois, National

Historical Real Per Capita Income for Cook County

Date US Illinois Cook County
2017 $32,397 $34,196 $35,172
2016 $31,798 $33,556 $34,576
2015 $31,019 $32,972 $33,707
2014 $29,942 $31,526 $31,708
2013 $29,706 $31,468 $31,912
2012 $29,221 $30,742 $31,186
2011 $29,173 $30,453 $30,631
2010 $29,361 $30,787 $31,367
2009 $30,246 $32,035 $32,649
2008 $31,488 $33,024 $33,604
2007 $31,629 $33,143 $33,698
2006 $30,795 $32,315 $32,640