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East St. Louis, Illinois (IL) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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33.4% of East St. Louis, IL residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 65.6% greater than the poverty level of 11.5% across the entire state of Illinois. Taking into account residents not living in families, 40.6% of high school graduates and 56.9% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 27.5% among disabled males and 36.0% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 71.6%. For comparison, it was 33.6% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in East St. Louis, IL

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
East St. Louis:

33.4%
Whole state:

11.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
East St. Louis:

16.3%
Whole state:

5.1%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
East St. Louis:

27.5%
Illinois:

13.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 34.0% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
East St. Louis:

31.4%
Illinois:

26.5%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
East St. Louis:

36.0%
Illinois:

17.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 31.3% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
East St. Louis:

30.9%
Illinois:

27.9%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

71.6%
Residents above poverty level:

33.6%

Poverty by age in East St. Louis, IL

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in East St. Louis
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in East St. Louis,IL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 69.7%Under 5 years
  • 53.5%5 years
  • 38.2%6 to 11 years
  • 46.0%12 to 14 years
  • 44.8%15 years
  • 24.6%16 and 17 years
  • 11.4%18 to 24 years
  • 14.2%25 to 34 years
  • 15.7%35 to 44 years
  • 30.0%45 to 54 years
  • 35.4%55 to 64 years
  • 21.3%65 to 74 years
  • 19.7%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in East St. Louis
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in East St. Louis,IL (percentage below poverty level)
  • 78.4%Under 5 years
  • 89.4%5 years
  • 54.2%6 to 11 years
  • 10.0%12 to 14 years
  • 15.7%15 years
  • 35.4%16 and 17 years
  • 43.4%18 to 24 years
  • 34.4%25 to 34 years
  • 32.0%35 to 44 years
  • 24.4%45 to 54 years
  • 33.9%55 to 64 years
  • 17.2%65 to 74 years
  • 22.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in East St. Louis, IL
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in East St. Louis,IL (% below half of poverty level)
  • 36.8%Under 5 years
  • 31.8%5 years
  • 29.1%6 to 11 years
  • 25.0%12 to 14 years
  • 27.1%15 years
  • 12.6%16 and 17 years
  • 19.9%18 to 24 years
  • 18.5%25 to 34 years
  • 14.3%35 to 44 years
  • 8.6%45 to 54 years
  • 10.3%55 to 64 years
  • 8.8%65 to 74 years
  • 9.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in East St. Louis, IL

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in East St. Louis, IL
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in East St. Louis, IL (%)
  • 13.0%White
  • 29.0%Black
  • 29.0%American Indian
  • 23.0%Asian
  • 100.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 0.0%Other race
  • 9.0%2+ races
  • 14.0%Hispanic

  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in East St. Louis, IL (absolute numbers)
  • 6,980Black
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 31.4%Below poverty level
  • 68.6%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 35.7%Below poverty level
  • 64.3%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in East St. Louis, IL

Children below poverty level:
East St. Louis, Illinois:

44.7%
State:

15.5%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
East St. Louis:

40.6%
Illinois:

16.2%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
East St. Louis:

56.9%
Illinois:

37.3%
Poor families by family type
  • 10.8%Married-couple family
  • 7.9%Male, no wife present
  • 81.3%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in East St. Louis not in families by work experience
  • 0.6%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 19.4%Worked part-time
  • 80.0%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 13.7%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 12.5%Both worked part-time
  • 31.8%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 42.1%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 1.3%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 1.5%1990 to 1994
  • 2.3%1980 to 1989
  • 3.9%1970 to 1979
  • 9.5%1960 to 1969
  • 28.3%1950 to 1959
  • 21.5%1940 to 1949
  • 31.6%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.4%1999 to 2000
  • 1.5%1995 to 1998
  • 0.3%1990 to 1994
  • 1.7%1980 to 1989
  • 7.0%1970 to 1979
  • 14.0%1960 to 1969
  • 26.1%1950 to 1959
  • 19.1%1940 to 1949
  • 30.0%1939 or earlier
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