Poverty in Berwyn, Illinois

What is the poverty rate in Berwyn, Illinois?
The poverty rate in Berwyn is 12.8%. One out of every 7.8 residents of Berwyn lives in poverty.

How many people in Berwyn, Illinois live in poverty?
7,185 of 56,093 Berwyn residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Berwyn compare to the rest of Illinois?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Illinois is 13.5%, meaning Berwyn has a slightly lower than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Illinois.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Berwyn, Illinois Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

3,423

16.6% 25.2% 6.1%

Asian

1,823

4.1% 11.9% 3.2%

Other

14,616

14.3% 23.8% 25.9%

Two Or More Races

1,492

13.4% 18.4% 2.6%

White

14,646

10.3% 10.3% 26.0%

Hispanic

35,824

13.9% 22.2% 63.6%

What's the Poverty Rate in Berwyn, Illinois By Race?

16.6% of Black residents of Berwyn, Illinois live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Berwyn, Illinois is dramatically lower than the national average of 25.2%. 567 of 3,423 black Illinoisans live below the poverty line. Approximately 6.1% of the total population of Berwyn, Illinois are black.

4.1% of Asian residents of Berwyn, Illinois live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of asian residents in Berwyn, Illinois is dramatically lower than the national average of 11.9%. 75 of 1,823 asian Illinoisans live below the poverty line. Approximately 3.2% of the total population of Berwyn, Illinois are asian.

10.3% of White residents of Berwyn, Illinois live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Berwyn, Illinois is the same as than the national average. 1,510 of 14,646 white Illinoisans live below the poverty line. Approximately 26.0% of the total population of Berwyn, Illinois are white.

13.9% of Hispanic residents of Berwyn, Illinois live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Berwyn, Illinois is dramatically lower than the national average of 22.2%. 4,979 of 35,824 hispanic Illinoisans live below the poverty line. Approximately 63.6% of the total population of Berwyn, Illinois are hispanic.

Berwyn, Illinois Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Berwyn, Illinois?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Berwyn, Illinois is 11.7%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Berwyn, Illinois is 13.9%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Berwyn, Illinois

Female residents of Berwyn, Illinois are moderately(18%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

3,196 of 27,416 males in Berwyn live below the poverty line.

3,989 of 28,677 females in Berwyn live below the poverty line.

Berwyn, Illinois Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Berwyn can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Berwyn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 16.7%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Berwyn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 11.2%.

Poverty for younger ages in Berwyn is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Berwyn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 15.3%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Berwyn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 24.6%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Berwyn can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Berwyn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 20.8%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Berwyn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 16.1%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Berwyn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 9.2%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Berwyn, Illinois have a Poverty Rate of 6.4%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Berwyn, Illinois Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Berwyn, Illinois?

Berwyn, Illinois Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Berwyn, Illinois Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

14.0%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

24.5%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

17.2%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

11.0%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

10.8%

75 to 84 Years Old

7.5%

Over 85 Years Old

13.7%

Berwyn, Illinois Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Berwyn, Illinois born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Berwyn, Illinois who were born citizens of the United States is 12.9%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Berwyn, Illinois who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 12.6%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Berwyn, Illinois born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Berwyn, Illinois who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 40,834 residents of Berwyn, Illinois who were born citizens of the United States, 5,265 (12.9%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 1,920 (12.6%) of 15,259 residents of Berwyn, Illinois who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Berwyn, Illinois

The poverty rate in Berwyn is 12.8%.
Berwyn is in Cook County.
Illinois Poverty Rate by City
Here is a comparison of Poverty Rate by city(minimum 1,000 residents) in Cook County.
City Poverty Rate
Alsip 10.1%
Bellwood 11.7%
Berkeley 7.5%
Berwyn 12.8%
Blue Island 19.2%
Bridgeview 18.7%
Broadview 7.8%
Brookfield 8.1%
Burbank 10.8%
Burnham 23.4%
Calumet City 21.5%
Calumet Park 18.5%
Chicago Heights 26.4%
Chicago Ridge 25.7%
Cicero 19.8%
Country Club Hills 10.7%
Countryside 11.0%
Crestwood 9.3%
Des Plaines 8.9%
Dixmoor 32.7%
Dolton 26.6%
East Hazel Crest 12.7%
Elmwood Park 9.2%
Evanston 13.3%
Evergreen Park 7.1%
Flossmoor 9.3%
Ford Heights 46.3%
Forest Park 10.1%
Franklin Park 7.7%
Glencoe 3.0%
Glenview 3.8%
Glenwood 12.3%
Harvey 35.6%
Harwood Heights 10.9%
Hazel Crest 14.7%
Hickory Hills 10.3%
Hillside 11.4%
Hodgkins 14.5%
Hometown 13.1%
Homewood 6.3%
Indian Head Park 2.2%
Inverness 0.7%
Justice 17.1%
Kenilworth 2.5%
La Grange 4.3%
La Grange Park 5.7%
Lansing 15.2%
Lincolnwood 5.4%
Lynwood 10.6%
Lyons 14.3%
Markham 25.2%
Maywood 19.1%
Melrose Park 19.1%
Merrionette Park 5.8%
Midlothian 7.3%
Morton Grove 7.2%
Mount Prospect 5.6%
Niles 9.9%
Norridge 8.7%
Northbrook 2.9%
Northfield 6.4%
Northlake 14.3%
North Riverside 10.8%
Oak Forest 7.1%
Oak Lawn 9.9%
Oak Park 8.3%
Olympia Fields 1.9%
Orland Hills 12.1%
Palos Heights 4.0%
Palos Hills 12.0%
Palos Park 3.4%
Park Ridge 4.4%
Phoenix 23.9%
Posen 27.5%
Prospect Heights 9.8%
Richton Park 20.2%
Riverdale 28.7%
River Forest 4.6%
River Grove 12.4%
Riverside 5.2%
Robbins 37.3%
Rolling Meadows 7.7%
Rosemont 20.1%
Schiller Park 13.7%
Skokie 9.8%
South Barrington 4.4%
South Chicago Heights 25.7%
South Holland 11.5%
Stickney 7.1%
Stone Park 15.7%
Streamwood 5.7%
Summit 19.7%
Thornton 10.6%
Westchester 5.3%
Western Springs 2.2%
Wilmette 3.3%
Winnetka 3.2%
Worth 10.8%

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