This section shows the Lake Ka-Ho Illinois economy using the most recent economic analysis from the 2022 Census Bureau. Starting with Figure 1 which shows the median earnings per worker, Lake Ka-Ho shows it has a Median earnings of $46,806 which is the third most median earnings of all other places in the greater Lake Ka-Ho region. The city with the highest median earnings per worker in the area is Gillespie which shows a median earnings of $62,813 (34.2% larger). Comparing median earnings per worker to the United States average of $53,269, Lake Ka-Ho is about 13.8% smaller. Also, compared to the state of Illinois, median earnings per worker of $56,393, Lake Ka-Ho is about 20.5% smaller.
In Figure 2 a more complete view of income is shown which aggregates income from all members in the household and it has a Median household income of $40,250 which is the second smallest when sorted by median household income of all the other places in the local area. The city with the highest median household income in the area is White City which shows a median income of $60,156 (49.5% larger). Comparing median household income to the United States average of $69,021, Lake Ka-Ho is approximately half the size. Also, benchmarked against the state of Illinois, median household income of $72,563, Lake Ka-Ho is approximately half the size.
The next section examines a variety of different income statistics for the Lake Ka-Ho metropolitan area. In Figure 3 we see that it has the smallest proportion of earnings between $10,000 and $14,999 at 2.0% of the total. Second, it has the smallest proportion of earnings between $15,000 and $19,999 at 22.8% of the total. Dividing median annual worker earnings by the average number of hours worked in a year in Figure 4 shows that it has a Avg Hrly Earnings of $25.94 which is the third most average hourly earnings of all other places in the greater Lake Ka-Ho region. The city with the highest average hourly earnings in the area is Gillespie which depicts an average hourly earnings of $32.04 (23.5% larger). Comparing average hourly earnings to the United States average of $26.40, Lake Ka-Ho is about the same size. Also, compared to the state of Illinois, average hourly earnings of $28.10, Lake Ka-Ho is about 8.3% smaller.
Figure 5 examines the number of self employed people in the Lake Ka-Ho metro area based on the number of people who reported any self employment income. Lake Ka-Ho depicts it has a Self Employed of 3.9% which is in the mid point range of other places in the greater region. The city with the highest percentage of people self employed in the area is Benld which shows a percentage self employed of 9.4% (approximately 2.4 times bigger).
The next chart (Figure 7) shows the percentage of households that had retirement income over the last 12 months and it has a With Retirement Income of 27.6% which is less than most other places in the local area. The city with the highest households with retirement income in the area is White City which shows a households with retirement income of 34.1% (23.8% larger).
The percentage of full-time workers are compared to the number of part-time workers in Figure 8. Lake Ka-Ho depicts full time employees approximately 2.6 times bigger as the part time employees.
Similar to the last chart is Figure 9 which shows the number of people who are self employed but in more detailed industry categories such as manufacturing, retail sales, residential real estate, commercial real estate, health care, exports/imports, and advanced industries, etc. Lake Ka-Ho depicts it has the hightest entrepreneurs of 100% for the self employed in construction grouping.
Figure 10 shows the cost of living and other consumer spending categories for a variety of cost components from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Lake Ka-Ho shows it has the hightest cost of 100.8 for the cost of healthcare aggregate.
Lake Ka-Ho Illinois Poverty Charts
In Figure 11 the percentage of people earning less than the poverty level is shown and compared across the group of places. Lake Ka-Ho shows it has a Percent of Population In Poverty of 21.2% which is the second most percent of people earning less than the poverty level of all the places in the greater Lake Ka-Ho region. The city with the highest percent of people earning less than the poverty level in the area is Benld which depicts a percent of people in poverty of 23.0% (8.4% larger).
Additionally, Figure 12 looks at the percentage of people who receive some form of public assistance including general assistance, temporary assistance or food stamps (i.e. SNAP.) Lake Ka-Ho depicts it has a Public Assistance Percent of 18.1% which is in the mid range of other places in the local area. The city with the highest households with public assistance in the area is Eagarville which depicts a households with public assistance of 43.1% (approximately 2.4 times bigger).
Lake Ka-Ho Illinois Labor Force Charts
The table in Figure 13, shows Lake Ka-Ho employment data in terms of job categories and salary data.
The next two charts look at monthly trended employment related performance using data estimated by economists at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The BLS tracks unemployment statistics for a large number of areas throughout the country on a month to month basis. However, not every location in the U.S. is tracked by the BLS so the chart will only show the closest location available (which may be the same location.) Figure 14 shows the monthly unemployment rate for the area as well as a comparison to the overall national economy measure for the United States. Note that in March to April 2022, the Covid 19 recession occurred and affects this metric. The monthly unemployment rate shows that from February 2017 to before the Coronavirus Pandemic it went from 7.1% to 4.7% in December 2019. This represents a decrease in the monthly unemployment rate of 33.8%. Since that time, the monthly unemployment rate has gone to 4.7%. This represents an increase in the monthly unemployment rate of very little.
Lake Ka-Ho Illinois Jobs Charts
In the jobs section of economic activity charts in Figure 15 shows the average annual earnings for very high level job industry categories for full time and year round employed.
Figure 16 shows the average median earnings for different categories of jobs.
Lake Ka-Ho Illinois Work Commute Charts
Figure 18 shows a more detailed view of how the population commutes to work for (for example to downtown Lake Ka-Ho or elsewhere.) Lake Ka-Ho has the largest proportion of people who carpooled at 12% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 19 is provided for comparison purposes to the previous chart. It shows how people get to work overall on average in the United States.
The average commute time is shown in Figure 21. Lake Ka-Ho shows it has a Avg Commute Time of 26 which is less than most other places in the surrounding region.
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Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
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