The 15 richest and poorest places in the Chicago area

With nearly 10 million people in the Chicago metro area, the economic realities facing residents can vary drastically from place to place.

To help understand differences in income levels throughout the Chicago area, Stacker analyzed data from the most recent American Community Survey from the U.S. Census. We looked at the 88 Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) that encompass the Chicago MSA to identify the 15 places with the lowest and highest median income per capita. PUMAs are defined as statistical geographic areas with populations of over 100,000.

For each area, Stacker has included supporting data around the population, unemployment rates, and median rental rates to help understand the economic hardships or good fortunes within these communities.

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