Chicago is located on the shores of Lake Michigan. It is the most populous city in Illinois and the third most populous city in the United States. The city of Chicago is renowned for its bold architecture, its skyline punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Center, museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago.
Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837 near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city’s unique culture arises from its being a melting pot, with nearly even percentages of European Americans, African Americans, and Latinos as well as sizable populations of Asians.
Chicago is an international hub for finance, commerce, technology, industry, transportation, and telecommunications.
According to the US Census Bureau data, the median income for a household in Chicago in 2013 – 2017 was $52, 497 and per capita income was $32,560. Below the poverty line were 20.6% of the population.
According to Federal Reserve, Chicago was ranked 12th in the top cities with the most credit card debt in 2017 with $6,649 as the average credit card balance. These facts strongly suggest that consumers in the Chicago area can benefit from a financial review with possible debt relief options offered by American Consumer Credit Counseling.
American Consumer Credit Counseling is a nonprofit organization that offers credit counseling services, debt management services, and financial education to consumers nationwide. With branches in various parts of the country, as well as certification to do business in all 50 states, ACCC aims to help Chicago residents get out of credit card debt and improve their financial knowledge.
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3 Reasons to Fill Out Our Form and Speak With an ACCC Certified Credit Counselor:
- Chicago residents have an average of $6,649 in credit card debt
- Get a free credit counseling session
- Pay off your debt in most cases within five years