Illinois ranks fourth in the nation for offering the highest median family salary.
New Census data show that the real differences between the city and the country may not match up with popular perception.
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Explore Visual Insights from the Distressed Communities Index, provided by the Economic Innovation Group
The Distressed Communities Index is a composite measurement of economic well-being calculated at the zip, city, county, state, and congressional district level based on 7 indicators.
About half of American adults lived in middle-income households in 2014, according to anew Pew Research Center analysis of government data. In percentage terms, 51% of adults lived in middle-income households, 29% in lower-income households and 20% in upper-income households.
MACOMB, IL -- Since Western Illinois University was established in 1899, the regional public university has contributed economically, culturally and philanthropically to the region. A recent study released by the Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs' Rural Economic Technical Assistance Center (RETAC) indicates that Western's economic impact within a 16-county region in central Illinois is approximately $473 million.
The complete study can be found at wiu.edu/users/miiira/Newsletter/WIU_Economic_Impact_2016.pdf.
Economic impact studies are just one of the services that the Robin Hanna at the Rural Economic Technical Assistance Center (RETAC) can provide for rural communities.
Contact Robin Hanna for more information.