Poverty and housing statistics

Chicago region: poverty and housing statistics

Poverty, income, unemploymentDuPageKaneWillIllinois
Population, 2013 932,126 523,643 682,829  12,576,680
Number of People in Poverty, 2013 64,734 56,348 57,514 1,841,996
Poverty Rate, 2013 7.0% 10.9% 8.5% 14.6%
Child Poverty Rate, 2013 9.8% 16.2% 11.5% 20.6%
Median Household Income, 2013 $76,269 $71,444 $74,669 $56,212
Number of Unemployed Individuals, Oct 2014 25,808 14,418 21,242 410,538
Unemployment Rate, Oct 2014 4.8% 5.2% 5.8% 6.2%
High School Graduation Rate forLow Income Students (2013–2014 Academic year) 93.4% 86% 88.4% 86%
HousingDuPageKaneWillIllinois
Renters as a Percent of Total Households, 2009–2014 25.6% 24.6% 17.1% 32.5%
Percent Severely Rent Burdened Households, 2009–2014 20.3% 26.3% 24.7% 25.2%
Work Hours per Week at IL Minimum WageTo Afford a 2-Bedroom Apartment, 2014 91 91 91 84
Fair Market Rent for a 2-bedroom Apartment, 2014 $979 $979 $979 $902
Income needed to afford a 2-Bedroom Apartment $39,160 $39,160 $39,160 $36,064
Wage Needed to Afford a 2-Bedroom Apartment at FMR, 2013 $18.83 $18.83 $18.83 $17.34
Full Time jobs at Minimum Wage ($8.25/hr) to afford a 2-Bedroom Apartment 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.1
Estimate of Mean Renter Hourly Wage, 2014 $16.11 $10.02 $9.77 $14.40
Rent Affordable at Mean Wage, 2014 $838 $521 $508 $749
2 Bedroom Apartment Housing Wage as a Percent ofThe IL Minimum Wage, 2014 228% 228% 228% 210%
Area median income2014 AMIRent AffordableAt AMI30% of AMIRent Affordable at 30% AMI
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet $72,400 $1,810 $21,720 $543

Data sources: Social IMPACT Research Center at Heartland Alliance; National Low Income Housing Coalition

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