The map below is one of many IECAM helped create for Erikson Institute‘s recent Risk and Reach Report. It shows child care costs as a share of median family income in 2016 by county.

According to the Risk and Read Report, Illinois ranks eighth among states for the most expensive infant care. In addition, only a quarter of Illinois residents spent less than 10% of their income on child care. Only Mason County had child care costs considered affordable by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services standards.

Child Care Cost as Percent of Median Family Income (2016)

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