Costa Mesa employment information

IndexCosta MesaCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$33,342$29,906$28,555
Median household income$66,491$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$95,713$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$54,698$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$37,313$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$31,096$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate6.5%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level15.1%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Costa Mesa is 17% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Costa Mesa is 24% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Costa Mesa is 12% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Costa Mesa is 3% lower than the national average.

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Costa Mesa median earnings by income bracket

Costa Mesa employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.2%1.6%
Manufacturing sector12.2%0.7%
Financial & insurance services4.6%7.2%
Wholesale & retail services14.4%13.7%
Public administration2.0%1.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.3%1.8%
Education, health & social services8.7%25.5%

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Aliso Viejo, CA49,437$102,32591%
Costa Mesa, CA111,635$66,49124%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Inglewood, CA111,133$42,24921%
Elgin, IL110,906$59,83212%
Miami Gardens, FL110,867$39,54526%
Fargo, ND110,725$46,31113%
Downey, CA113,082$60,37413%
Costa Mesa, CA111,635$66,49124%
Source: The Costa Mesa, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.