Illinois Poverty Rate by City

Data Item State
Chart.
People of all ages in poverty - percent, 2006-2010 - (Percent)
County Value
Addison 10.6
Algonquin 3.1
Alsip 8.8
Alton 21.6
Antioch 6.6
Arlington Heights 4.0
Aurora 11.9
Barrington 6.8
Bartlett 4.4
Bartonville 5.8
Batavia 6.9
Beach Park 5.3
Beardstown 17.1
Belleville 12.8
Bellwood 12.0
Belvidere 15.1
Bensenville 15.7
Benton 22.1
Berkeley 4.1
Berwyn 13.4
Bethalto 9.0
Bloomingdale 4.8
Bloomington 10.5
Blue Island 19.2
Bolingbrook 6.1
Bourbonnais 10.0
Bradley 8.5
Braidwood 12.5
Bridgeview 15.8
Broadview 8.3
Brookfield 6.4
Buffalo Grove 3.3
Burbank 10.3
Burr Ridge 2.4
Cahokia 30.3
Calumet City 19.4
Calumet Park 15.4
Campton Hills 1.4
Canton 17.0
Carbondale 44.5
Carlinville 13.4
Carmi 16.8
Carol Stream 8.1
Carpentersville 11.3
Carterville 15.1
Cary 4.1
Centralia 20.0
Centreville 35.4
Champaign 26.2
Channahon 3.0
Charleston 36.6
Chatham 5.0
Chester 14.7
Chicago 20.9
Chicago Heights 24.4
Chicago Ridge 9.4
Chillicothe 5.9
Cicero 16.9
Clarendon Hills 2.6
Clinton 8.8
Coal City 6.3
Collinsville 14.3
Colona 13.8
Columbia 3.9
Country Club Hills 9.1
Countryside 7.8
Crest Hill 9.2
Crestwood 4.0
Crete 7.0
Creve Coeur 11.0
Crystal Lake 4.6
Danville 29.9
Darien 5.1
Decatur 20.9
Deerfield 1.5
DeKalb 26.3
Des Plaines 6.2
Dixon 11.3
Dolton 18.4
Downers Grove 3.2
Du Quoin 17.1
East Alton 25.9
East Moline 16.8
East Peoria 8.4
East St. Louis 41.0
Edwardsville 13.0
Effingham 12.4
Elburn 5.7
Elgin 11.9
Elk Grove Village 3.9
Elmhurst 4.0
Elmwood Park 6.2
Eureka 14.3
Evanston 11.4
Evergreen Park 5.7
Fairfield 20.6
Fairview Heights 8.2
Flora 19.3
Flossmoor 1.9
Forest Park 7.8
Fox Lake 11.3
Frankfort 2.2
Frankfort Square 1.7
Franklin Park 9.9
Freeport 19.5
Gages Lake 3.3
Galesburg 20.8
Geneseo 5.0
Geneva 2.5
Genoa 8.6
Gilberts 1.3
Glen Carbon 10.0
Glen Ellyn 5.4
Glencoe 4.2
Glendale Heights 10.8
Glenview 3.8
Glenwood 7.8
Godfrey 12.6
Grandwood Park 4.2
Granite City 16.6
Grayslake 4.4
Greenville 11.3
Gurnee 4.1
Hampshire 2.2
Hanover Park 11.1
Harrisburg 21.7
Harvard 22.7
Harvey 30.9
Harwood Heights 7.4
Hawthorn Woods 1.9
Hazel Crest 11.5
Herrin 14.3
Hickory Hills 12.7
Highland 4.4
Highland Park 4.6
Highwood 11.6
Hillsboro 7.2
Hillside 13.3
Hinsdale 1.5
Hoffman Estates 6.2
Homer Glen 3.4
Homewood 7.4
Hoopeston 23.9
Huntley 4.4
Inverness 3.6
Island Lake 6.9
Itasca 2.6
Jacksonville 20.9
Jerseyville 10.3
Johnsburg 4.7
Joliet 11.9
Justice 12.3
Kankakee 31.2
Kewanee 20.9
La Grange 4.1
La Grange Park 3.1
Lake Bluff 2.3
Lake Forest 2.5
Lake in the Hills 3.4
Lake Villa 2.4
Lake Zurich 2.3
Lakemoor 7.1
Lansing 11.4
LaSalle 18.4
Lemont 1.7
Libertyville 3.7
Lincoln 13.2
Lincolnshire 2.4
Lincolnwood 5.5
Lindenhurst 2.1
Lisle 3.6
Litchfield 16.0
Lockport 3.8
Lombard 3.5
Long Grove 1.2
Loves Park 9.2
Lynwood 15.4
Lyons 7.2
Machesney Park 10.3
Macomb 33.6
Mahomet 3.8
Manhattan 3.0
Manteno 8.0
Marengo 9.4
Marion 18.6
Markham 24.5
Marseilles 14.0
Maryville 5.1
Mascoutah 9.0
Matteson 7.4
Mattoon 16.7
Maywood 16.6
McHenry 7.9
Melrose Park 14.5
Mendota 11.1
Metropolis 16.9
Midlothian 12.5
Milan 17.0
Minooka 4.1
Mokena 2.6
Moline 9.7
Monee 2.8
Monmouth 18.6
Montgomery 4.5
Monticello 9.8
Morris 5.2
Morton 6.1
Morton Grove 4.2
Mount Carmel 14.3
Mount Prospect 5.6
Mount Vernon 26.6
Mount Zion 3.1
Mundelein 4.8
Murphysboro 25.2
Naperville 3.4
New Lenox 2.6
Niles 7.0
Normal 23.1
Norridge 4.5
North Aurora 4.9
North Chicago 19.5
North Riverside 6.4
Northbrook 3.4
Northfield 1.6
Northlake 5.1
Oak Brook 1.7
Oak Forest 8.3
Oak Lawn 5.8
Oak Park 6.6
O'Fallon 7.4
Olney 15.7
Orland Hills 5.5
Orland Park 4.0
Oswego 4.3
Ottawa 12.3
Palatine 8.1
Palos Heights 3.5
Palos Hills 7.5
Pana 28.3
Paris 17.6
Park City 12.1
Park Forest 13.8
Park Ridge 2.6
Pekin 12.3
Peoria 19.1
Peoria Heights 8.7
Peru 11.3
Pinckneyville 14.0
Plainfield 3.9
Plano 6.9
Pontiac 14.7
Pontoon Beach 11.9
Poplar Grove 8.5
Posen 17.5
Princeton 14.2
Prospect Heights 6.6
Quincy 16.0
Rantoul 20.7
Richton Park 9.0
River Forest 5.6
River Grove 12.7
Riverdale 23.0
Riverside 2.4
Robbins 37.9
Robinson 23.3
Rochelle 15.8
Rock Falls 18.6
Rock Island 15.7
Rockford 23.3
Rockton 1.7
Rolling Meadows 8.3
Romeoville 7.3
Roscoe 4.1
Roselle 3.4
Round Lake 8.5
Round Lake Beach 14.7
Round Lake Park 10.9
Salem 22.1
Sandwich 5.5
Sauk Village 15.3
Savoy 10.1
Schaumburg 5.5
Schiller Park 9.3
Shiloh 4.7
Shorewood 4.9
Silvis 11.9
Skokie 8.9
South Beloit 12.8
South Elgin 3.0
South Holland 9.2
Spring Grove 1.9
Spring Valley 10.2
Springfield 16.2
St. Charles 4.6
Staunton 11.0
Steger 10.8
Sterling 14.7
Stickney 5.6
Streamwood 5.8
Streator 14.8
Sugar Grove 1.9
Summit 15.9
Swansea 6.5
Sycamore 6.7
Taylorville 16.7
Tinley Park 5.8
Troy 8.6
University Park 16.9
Urbana 29.8
Vandalia 18.9
Vernon Hills 3.8
Villa Park 7.2
Warrenville 8.5
Washington 6.2
Waterloo 5.4
Watseka 17.3
Wauconda 4.1
Waukegan 13.9
West Chicago 10.9
West Dundee 4.6
West Frankfort 27.1
Westchester 3.6
Western Springs 2.5
Westmont 7.7
Wheaton 4.9
Wheeling 9.0
Willow Springs 2.5
Willowbrook 5.2
Wilmette 2.7
Wilmington 5.1
Winfield 3.7
Winnetka 2.3
Winthrop Harbor 4.3
Wood Dale 7.2
Wood River 16.7
Woodridge 6.2
Woodstock 10.4
Worth 10.6
Yorkville 3.1
Zion 14.8

Data item: People of all ages in poverty - percent, 2006-2010

Source: U. S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates. Updated every year. http://factfinder2.census.gov

Definitions:

Poverty statistics in ACS products adhere to the standards specified by the Office of Management and Budget in Statistical Policy Directive 14. The Census Bureau uses a set of dollar value thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty. Further, poverty thresholds for people living alone or with nonrelatives (unrelated individuals) vary by age (under 65 years or 65 years and older). The poverty thresholds for two-person families also vary by the age of the householder. If a family's total income is less than the dollar value of the appropriate threshold, then that family and every individual in it are considered to be in poverty. Similarly, if an unrelated individual's total income is less than the appropriate threshold, then that individual is considered to be in poverty.

How the Census Bureau Determines Poverty Status

Poverty status is determined by comparing annual income to a set of dollar values called poverty thresholds that vary by family size, number of children and age of householder. If a family's before tax money income is less than the dollar value of their threshold, then that family and every individual in it are considered to be in poverty. For people not living in families, poverty status is determined by comparing the individual's income to his or her poverty threshold.

The poverty thresholds are updated annually to allow for changes in the cost of living using the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U). They do not vary geographically. The ACS is a continuous survey and people respond throughout the year. Since income is reported for the previous 12 months, the appropriate poverty threshold for each family is determined by multiplying the base-year poverty threshold (1982) by the average of monthly CPI values for the 12 months preceding the survey month.

Scope and Methodology:

These data are collected in the American Community Survey (ACS). The data are estimates and are subject to sampling variability. The data for each geographic area are presented together with margins of error at factfinder2.census.gov. The data are period estimates, that is, they represent the characteristics of the population over a specific 60-month data collection period.

Since answers to income questions are frequently based on memory and not on records, many people tended to forget minor or sporadic sources of income and, therefore, underreport their income. Underreporting tends to be more pronounced for income sources that are not derived from earnings, such as public assistance, interest, dividends, and net rental income.

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