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United StatesU.S. StatisticsCensus DataIllinois

Economic Statistics

Chicago, Illinois

Number

Percent

EMPLOYMENT STATUS
Population 16 years and over2,215,574100.0
In labor force1,358,05461.3
Civilian labor force
1,357,46161.3
Employed
1,220,04055.1
Unemployed
137,4216.2
Percent of civilian labor force
10.1(X)
Armed Forces
5930.0
Not in labor force857,52038.7
Females 16 years and over1,158,277100.0
In labor force650,84456.2
Civilian labor force
650,73656.2
Employed
586,04750.6
Own children under 6 years234,351100.0
All parents in family in labor force124,85053.3
COMMUTING TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over1,192,139100.0
Car, truck, or van -- drove alone597,59850.1
Car, truck, or van -- carpooled172,72214.5
Public transportation (including taxicab)310,92426.1
Walked67,5565.7
Other means15,1741.3
Worked at home28,1652.4
Mean travel time to work (minutes)35.2(X)
Employed civilian population 16 years and over1,220,040100.0
OCCUPATION
Management, professional, and related occupations408,48633.5
Service occupations202,33516.6
Sales and office occupations329,71827.0
Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations1,1080.1
Construction, extraction, and maintenance occupations80,2456.6
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations198,14816.2
INDUSTRY
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining1,0790.1
Construction53,4604.4
Manufacturing159,55413.1
Wholesale trade38,2153.1
Retail trade108,2458.9
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities82,6506.8
Information41,3623.4
Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing111,1309.1
Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services166,09413.6
Educational, health and social services232,32419.0
Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services103,2638.5
Other services (except public administration)63,5575.2
Public administration59,1074.8
CLASS OF WORKER
Private wage and salary workers990,69481.2
Government workers173,92014.3
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business52,7494.3
Unpaid family workers2,6770.2
INCOME IN 1999
Households1,061,964100.0
Less than $10,000146,19213.8
$10,000 to $14,99971,1036.7
$15,000 to $24,999132,33912.5
$25,000 to $34,999133,67012.6
$35,000 to $49,999171,14016.1
$50,000 to $74,999188,70017.8
$75,000 to $99,99995,1629.0
$100,000 to $149,99975,7437.1
$150,000 to $199,99921,8842.1
$200,000 or more26,0312.5
Median household income (dollars)38,625(X)
With earnings850,09580.0
Mean earnings (dollars)
56,313(X)
With Social Security income229,91521.6
Mean Social Security income (dollars)
10,469(X)
With Supplemental Security Income72,1436.8
Mean Supplemental Security Income (dollars)
6,533(X)
With public assistance income73,4156.9
Mean public assistance income (dollars)
2,543(X)
With retirement income129,55012.2
Mean retirement income (dollars)
17,011(X)
Families638,290100.0
Less than $10,00068,43110.7
$10,000 to $14,99936,7235.8
$15,000 to $24,99976,91612.1
$25,000 to $34,99978,30312.3
$35,000 to $49,999104,02616.3
$50,000 to $74,999123,32319.3
$75,000 to $99,99966,28010.4
$100,000 to $149,99952,1288.2
$150,000 to $199,99914,1162.2
$200,000 or more18,0442.8
Median family income (dollars)42,724(X)
Per capita income (dollars)20,175(X)

Median earnings (dollars):

Male full-time, year-round workers35,907(X)
Female full-time, year-round workers30,536(X)
POVERTY STATUS IN 1999 (below poverty level)
Families105,752(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)16.6
With related children under 18 years84,598(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)23.1
With related children under 5 years
43,994(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)26.4
Families with female householder, no husband present61,347(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)31.3
With related children under 18 years53,406(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)40.2
With related children under 5 years
26,413(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)48.6
Individuals556,791(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)19.6
18 years and over345,011(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)16.5
65 years and over
44,683(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)15.5
Related children under 18 years207,465(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)28.1
Related children 5 to 17 years
146,212(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)27.8
Unrelated individuals 15 years and over145,277(X)
Percent below poverty level
(X)24.1
(X) Not applicable.



Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Summary File 3, Matrices P30, P32, P33, P43, P46, P49, P50, P51, P52, P53, P58, P62, P63, P64, P65, P67, P71, P72, P73, P74, P76, P77, P82, P87, P90, PCT47, PCT52, and PCT53

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