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Wondering about the home of the richest people in the Praire State? In case you are planning on moving to one of these towns from our Top, you should probably start saving. To come up with the list we have carefully analyzed the census data of American Community Survey (ACS) from the year 2010-2014 for the 344 places in Illinois that house more than 5,000 people.

The first thing that comes to mind when talking about how to determine the richest places is how high is the income of the residents residing in a given place.

Although this may be the case, we do not think that one statistic encompasses everything on what it means to say when we’re talking about the “richest places”, we also added this set of data from  ACS: Poverty Level, Median Household Income, Unemployment Rate.


15. Oswego


Population: 31,723
Median Income: $97,323
Poverty Level: 3.4%
Unemployment Rate: 5.4%

Oswego is a village located Kendall County, Illinois and houses a population of 31, 723 residents. This place is known for the town dragstrip that existed from 1955 to 1979, this is where muscle cars were raced by drivers that came from places all over the Midwest. Aside from this, Oswego is also notable for its high median income rate of $97,323.

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