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ECONOMY COMPARISON HIGHLIGHTS
Household income in Chicago, is 9% more than it is in Dallas and 12% below the National Average.
ECONOMY
 Chicago, ILDallas, TXUnited States
 Unemployment Rate6.80%3.90%5.20%
 Recent Job Growth1.39%3.09%1.59%
 Future Job Growth35.98%42.29%37.98%
 Sales Taxes10.25%8.25%6.00%
 Income Taxes3.75%0.00%4.60%
 Income per Cap.$28,623$27,917$28,555
 Household Income$47,831$43,359$53,482
 Family Median Income$54,918$46,479$65,443
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 EST. HOUSEHOLDS BY INCOME
 Chicago, ILDallas, TXUnited States
 Income Less Than 15K17.14%15.68%12.55%
 Income between 15K and 20K5.95%6.14%5.36%
 Income between 20K and 30K10.81%12.97%10.42%
 Income between 30K and 40K9.55%11.68%9.80%
 Income between 40K and 50K8.08%9.22%8.80%
 Income between 50K and 60K7.12%7.94%7.90%
 Income between 60K and 75K9.01%8.86%9.93%
 Income between 75K and 100K10.74%8.95%12.16%
 Income between 100K and 150K11.32%8.80%13.01%
 Income between 150K and 200K4.78%3.87%5.04%
 Income greater than 200K5.50%5.91%5.03%
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 POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
 Chicago, ILDallas, TXUnited States
 Management, business, finance11.52%14.73%14.54%
 Engineering, computers, science4.09%4.31%5.34%
 Community, social services0.74%1.21%1.67%
 Legal0.00%1.91%1.16%
 Education, library3.72%4.48%6.13%
 Arts, design, media, sports, entertainment2.97%2.24%1.91%
 Healthcare practitioners and technology6.32%4.00%5.67%
 Healthcare support2.97%2.36%2.51%
 Firefighters, law enforcement0.00%1.34%2.23%
 Food preparation, serving3.72%6.74%5.76%
 Building maintenance4.46%5.96%4.01%
 Personal care4.83%3.29%3.65%
 Sales, office, administrative support23.05%23.38%24.36%
 Farming, fishing, forestry3.35%0.13%0.73%
 Construction, extraction, maintenance/repair5.20%11.70%8.24%
 Production, transportation, material moving23.05%12.22%12.09%

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