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Waukegan, Illinois
Oswego, Illinois
USA
ECONOMY COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Household income in Waukegan, is 112% less than it is in Oswego and 16% below the National Average.
ECONOMY
 Waukegan, ILOswego, ILUnited States
 Unemployment Rate5.90%5.40%5.20%
 Recent Job Growth1.36%1.41%1.59%
 Future Job Growth36.82%37.43%37.98%
 Sales Taxes8.25%8.50%6.00%
 Income Taxes3.75%3.75%4.60%
 Income per Cap.$20,333$33,114$28,555
 Household Income$45,983$97,323$53,482
 Family Median Income$51,329$103,696$65,443
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 EST. HOUSEHOLDS BY INCOME
 Waukegan, ILOswego, ILUnited States
 Income Less Than 15K13.75%2.88%12.55%
 Income between 15K and 20K6.19%2.21%5.36%
 Income between 20K and 30K12.26%3.79%10.42%
 Income between 30K and 40K11.91%4.99%9.80%
 Income between 40K and 50K9.69%4.44%8.80%
 Income between 50K and 60K8.83%5.94%7.90%
 Income between 60K and 75K10.51%7.90%9.93%
 Income between 75K and 100K10.73%20.80%12.16%
 Income between 100K and 150K10.00%27.70%13.01%
 Income between 150K and 200K3.82%12.02%5.04%
 Income greater than 200K2.32%7.32%5.03%
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 POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
 Waukegan, ILOswego, ILUnited States
 Management, business, finance0.104170.096280.14536
 Engineering, computers, science0.02270.040540.05341
 Community, social services0.0076800.01673
 Legal000.01164
 Education, library0.02070.072640.06126
 Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment1.27%1.35%1.91%
 Healthcare practitioners and technology4.37%2.20%5.67%
 Healthcare support0.017030.020270.0251
 Firefighters, law enforcement0.40%1.86%2.23%
 Food preparation, serving0.099830.027030.05762
 Building maintenance0.044410.028720.04007
 Personal care0.064770.037160.03654
 Sales, office, administrative support0.309850.20270.24356
 Farming, fishing, forestry00.054050.00733
 Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair7.31%13.35%8.24%
 Production, transportation, material moving0.175290.233110.12086
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 COMMENTS
Comments about Waukegan

Waukegan, Illinois: We're looking for a moderate climate. Waukegan is on Lake Michigan and could have a dynamic vibrant downtown but it doesn't. Great master plan if somehow Waukegan can... (read more)

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Comments about Oswego

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