This Well-Being Index highlights counties that are experiencing particularly negative conditions and trends on four key indicators: poverty, unemployment, teen births, and high school graduation. This year, 39 out of 102 Illinois counties are on either the Poverty Watch or Poverty Warning lists.
County has an indicator score of 4 or 5 and needs to be monitored.
County has an indicator score of 6, 7 or 8 and needs to initiate corrective action.
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We gratefully acknowledge The Chicago Community Trust, Grand Victoria Foundation, and The Libra Foundation for their support of our poverty research, communications, and education efforts.
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Select your counties or regions of interest and then select the categories of data you are interested in downloading. Hit the Download Data button to download an Excel file with the selected data.