Illinois Poverty Report: Local and County Data on Poverty and Well-Being

DuPage County

Population: 
930,514
Well-Being Index Score: 
2 out of 8 Possible Points
List Status: 
Not on a List

Well-Being Index

County Value IL Value County Change IL Change
High School Graduation Rate, 2016-2017 academic year 1 94.5% 89.6% 0.9 pts

2015-2016

4.1 pts

2015-2016

Teen Births (live births per 1,000 women ages 15-19), 2016 2 127.3 52.9 5.4 pts

2015

5.7 pts

2015

Unemployment Rate, 2017 3 4.1% 5% -0.7 pts

2016

-0.8 pts

2016

Poverty Rate, 2016 4 7% 13% -0.1 pts

2015

-0.6 pts

2015

Poverty & Income

County Value IL Value County Change IL Change
Child Poverty Rate, 2016 4 9.1% 17.8% -0.1 pts

2015

-1.3 pts

2015

Number of People in Poverty, 2016 4 64,330 1,620,974 -1,208

2015

-81,236

2015

Median Household Income, 2016 5 $84,999 $60,977 2.80%

2015

1%

2015

Living Wage Calculator Annual Income for a One Parent Family with a Young Child and Child, 2016 6 $64,265 $62,781

Average Amount Poor Families' Incomes Falls Below the Poverty Line (i.e., mean income deficit), 2012-2016 7 $9,630 $9,792

Employment

County Value IL Value County Change IL Change
Number of Unemployed Individuals, 2017 3 21,039 321,900 -14.90%

2016

-15.40%

2016

Rank by Unemployment Rate (1=highest, 102=lowest), 2017 3 99

Unemployment Rate, 2017 3 4.1% 5% -0.7 pts

2016

-0.8 pts

2016

Initial Unemployment Insurance Claims, 2017 8 26,629 505,749 -2.70%

2016

-9%

2016

Education

County Value IL Value County Change IL Change
High School Graduation Rate for Low-Income Students, 2016-2017 academic year 1 88.1% 83.6% 1.9 pts

2015-2016

6.9 pts

2015-2016

Funded Head Start Enrollment, 2017 fiscal year 9 525 31,558

Head Start Sites, 2017 fiscal year 9 9 646

Average ACT Composite Score, 2016-2017 academic year 10 23 21

Percentage of 3rd Graders Meeting or Exceeding Standards on the PARCC English Language Arts, 2016-2017 academic year 10 46.1% 34.2%

Percentage of 3rd Graders Meeting or Exceeding Standards on the PARCC Math, 2016-2017 academic year 10 52.5% 37.7%

Housing

County Value IL Value County Change IL Change
Percent Severely Rent-Burdened Households, 2012-2016 7 21.2% 23.9%

Renters as a Percent of Total Households, 2012-2016 7 27.1% 34%

Estimated Mean Renter Hourly Wage, 2017 11 $17.96 $16.32

Fair Market Rent (FMR) for 2-Bedroom Apartment, 2017 11 $1,232 $1,085

Monthly Rent Affordable at Mean Renter Wage, 2017 11 $934 $848

Wage Needed to Afford 2-Bedroom Apartment at FMR, 2017 11 $23.69 $20.87

Work Hours per Week at IL Minimum Wage to Afford 2-Bedroom at FMR, 2017 11 115 101

Health & Nutrition

County Value IL Value County Change IL Change
Share of Families Receiving SNAP that have 1 or more Workers in Family, 2012-2016 7 88.2% 79.6%

Health Uninsured Rate, Non-Seniors, 2016 12 7.1% 9.3% 0 pts

2015

-0.9 pts

2015

Percentage of Babies Born Low Birth Weight, 2016 13 7.3% 8.4%

Child Food Insecurity Rate, 2017 14 13.4% 17.3% -1.2 pts

2016

-2.2 pts

2016

Food Insecurity Rate, 2017 14 7.3% 11.7% -0.7 pts

2016

-1.2 pts

2016

Assets

County Value IL Value County Change IL Change
Homeownership Rate, 2012-2016 7 72.9% 66%

Liquid Asset Poverty, 2013 15 24.5% 31.9%

Asset Poverty, 2013 15 16.8% 23.6%

Percent of Population Age 25+ with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher, 2012-2016 7 46.7% 32.9%

Percent of Underbanked Households, 2015 15 14.8% 14.3%

Percent of Unbanked Households, 2015 15 3.4% 7.1%

There are a number of different data sources available for poverty estimates. The timeliest source availabe for estimates for all Illinois counties is the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates Program, which is used here. For more information on the various sources of poverty estimates used for this project and how they differ, see the FAQs page.

At the time of release, all data were the most timely and accurate available.

Data Sources

1 Social IMPACT Research Center's analysis of Illinois State Board of Education's School Report Card Data. Available at https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Illinois-State-Report-Card-Data.aspx

2 Social IMPACT Research Center's analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau's Population Estimates and Illinois Department of Public Health, Illinois Teen Births by County. Available at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/data-statistics/vital-statistics/birth-statistics.

3 Illinois Department of Employment Security's Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS). Available at http://www.ides.illinois.gov/LMI/Pages/Local_Area_Unemployment_Statistics.aspx (not seasonally adjusted)

4 The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates. Available at https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/saipe.html

5 The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates. Available at https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/saipe.html (all values updated to the most recent year's dollars with the Consumer Price Index)

6 The Living Wage Calculator was created by Dr. Amy K. Glasmeier at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Available at http://livingwage.mit.edu/

7 Social IMPACT Research Center's analysis of the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates Program. Available at http://factfinder2.census.gov/

8 Illinois Department of Employment Security's Unemployment Insurance (UI) Program Data. Available at http://www.ides.illinois.gov/LMI/Pages/Unemployment_Insurance_Program_Data.aspx

Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map's Search the IECAM Data Collection. Available at http://iecam.illinois.edu/data-search/

10 Social IMPACT Research Center's analysis of Illinois State Board of Education's PARCC/ACT Performance Results. Available at https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Illinois-State-Report-Card-Data.aspx (ACT scores are calculated out of possible 36 points)

11 National Low Income Housing Coalition's Out of Reach report. Available at http://nlihc.org/oor/

12 The U.S. Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates. Available at http://www.census.gov/did/www/sahie/

13 Social IMPACT Research Center's analysis of Illinois Department of Public Health's Birth Characteristics by Resident County. Available at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/data-statistics/vital-statistics/birth-statistics/more-statistics

14 Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap: Food Insecurity Estimates at the County Level. Available at http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/our-research/map-the-meal-gap/data-by-county-in-each-state.html

15 CFED. Assets and Opportunity local data center. Available at http://localdata.assetsandopportunity.org/map

We gratefully acknowledge The Chicago Community Trust and The Libra Foundation for their support of our poverty research, communications, and education efforts.