Berkeley employment information

IndexBerkeleyCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$42,406$29,906$28,555
Median household income$65,283$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$122,163$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$38,539$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$37,141$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$26,595$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate4.9%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level20.0%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Berkeley is 49% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Berkeley is 22% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Berkeley is 16% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Berkeley is 28% higher than the national average.

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Berkeley median earnings by income bracket

Berkeley employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry4.8%0.7%
Manufacturing sector6.1%0.3%
Financial & insurance services3.7%2.0%
Wholesale & retail services7.7%8.4%
Public administration3.2%3.4%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.9%0.5%
Education, health & social services29.9%45.0%
Other37.1%33.2%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Piedmont, CA10,957$212,222297%
Ross, CA2,227$186,477249%
Kentfield, CA6,667$175,573228%
Orinda, CA18,390$166,866212%
Belvedere, CA2,036$166,250211%
Berkeley, CA115,688$65,28322%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Peoria, IL115,718$46,04214%
Norman, OK115,521$50,7145%
Ann Arbor, MI115,985$56,8356%
El Monte, CA115,243$38,90627%
Provo, UT114,804$40,35925%
Berkeley, CA115,688$65,28322%
Source: The Berkeley, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.