According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, in 2001, Illinois had a per capita personal income (PCPI) of $32,990 which ranked 10th in the United States (including the District of Columbia) and was 108% of the national average, $30,413. The 2001 PCPI reflected an increase of 2.1% from 2000 compared to the national change of 2.2%. In 2001, Illinois had a total personal income (TPI) of $413,043,768,000 which ranked 5th in the United States and accounted for 4.8% of the national total. The 2001 TPI reflected an increase of 2.8% from 2000 compared to the national change of 3.3%.
Earnings of persons employed in Illinois increased from $294,112,615,000 in 2000 to $300,146,441,000 in 2001, an increase of 2.1%. The largest industries in 2001 were services, 30.2% of earnings; finance, insurance, and real estate, 10.8%; and state and local government, 10.7%. Of the industries that accounted for at least 5% of earnings in 2001, the slowest growing from 2000 to 2001 was durable goods manufacturing (9.7% of earnings in 2001), which decreased 5.2%; the fastest was state and local government, which
According to data released by the US Census Bureau, in 2000, the median household income was $46,435 compared to the national average of $42,148. In 2001, the median income for a family of four was $66,507 compared to the national average of $63,278. For the period 1999 to 2001, the average poverty rate was 10.2% which placed it 22nd among the 50 states and the District of Columbia ranked lowest to highest.