Social IMPACT Research Center continually tracks poverty-related indicators for the nation and for a variety of geographies in Illinois and across the Midwest. Browse the links below to learn about poverty and get the most recently-available data for your local community.
New 2011 Poverty Data
The U.S. Census Bureau released new information on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage on Thursday, September 20, 2012. The Social IMPACT Research Center has created fact sheets with the most current information on your Midwest state and local Illinois community. Visit our Local Fact Sheets page.
Chicago Community Indicators
In December 2012, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2007-2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. IMPACT has analyzed the data for you, and prepared its Chicago Neighborhood Indicators data book covering the 77 Chicago Community Areas. The data book provides community-level estimates across a variety of poverty and economic hardship indicators, including but not limited to poverty, extreme poverty, low-income, housing burden, and receipt of public benefits.