The map below shows median household income in East St. Louis by area. Areas in the top 1% of earnings are in purple, high-earning areas are in green, and low-earning areas are in red.

East St. Louis, IL map of rich and poor neighborhoods by household income

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The median household income in East St. Louis is $26,651. This means East St. Louis income is much lower than the median income in the United States, with city household incomes in the 2th percentile. Education is usually most correlated with income, and in East St. Louis 11% of adults have bachelor’s degrees or higher versus 31% nationwide. 97% of cities might have higher incomes, and 1% of locations would have lower household income. Compared to nearby cities family and household incomes are lower. Median income ranges from a low of $8,703 to a high of $73,764 in some neighborhoods.

Higher income areas are typically found in the southeast parts of the city, and lower income areas are in the west areas.

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