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The economy of Markham, IL employs 4,377 people. The economy of Markham, IL is specialized in Transportation & Warehousing; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 2.38; 1.77; and 1.45 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Markham, IL are Healthcare & Social Assistance (834), Retail trade (482), and Transportation & Warehousing (434), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($64,800), Arts, Entertainment, Recreation ($55,250), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($43,958).

Median household income in Markham, IL is $34,414. Males in Markham, IL have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,320. The income inequality of Markham, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.488 which is higher than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Markham, IL. In Cook County, IL the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 25-34, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 94 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,353. St. Clair County, IL has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Illinois.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Markham, IL is from the county of Cook County, IL.

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Markham, IL is home to a population of 12,633 people, from which 97.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Markham, IL is composed of 10,302 Black residents (81.5%), 1,074 Hispanic residents (8.5%), 1,036 White residents (8.2%), 106 Asian residents (0.84%), and 100 Two+ residents (0.79%). The most common foreign languages in Markham, IL are Spanish (632 speakers), African Languages (74 speakers), and French Creole (19 speakers), but compared to other places, Markham, IL has a relative high number of African Languages (74 speakers), Mon-Khmer, Cambodian (12 speakers), and French Creole (19 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area awarded 153,195 degrees. The student population of Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 63,222 male students and 89,973 female students. Most students in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area are White (77,048 and 50.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21,948 and 14.3%), Black or African American (21,442 and 14%), and Asian (10,108 and 6.6%). The largest universities in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area by number of graduates are Northwestern University (9,543 and 6.23%), University of Illinois at Chicago (7,070 and 4.62%), and DePaul University (6,531 and 4.26%). The most popular majors in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area are Registered Nursing (8,001 and 5.22%), General Business Administration & Management (3,250 and 2.12%), and General Psychology (2,963 and 1.93%). The median tuition costs in Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area are $35,250 for private four year colleges, and $8,160 and $18,088 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Markham, IL is $87,700, which is 0.43 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $92,900 to $87,700, a 5.6% increase. The homeownership rate of Markham, IL is 68.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Markham, IL have an average commute time of 29.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Markham, IL is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.


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