Foster City employment information

IndexFoster CityCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$60,812$31,458$29,829
Median household income$129,733$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$132,653$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$124,198$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$100,993$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$61,296$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.4%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level4.3%15.8%15.1%
The Foster City, CA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Foster City is $60,812, which is 93% higher than than the California average and 104% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $129,733, which is 103% higher than than the California average and 135% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Foster City is 3%, which is 26% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Foster City is 4% which is 71% lower than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$86,480$129,733$259,466
City
$42,517$63,783$127,566
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
Nation
According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Foster City is 104% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Foster City is 135% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Foster City is 26% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Foster City is 71% lower than the national average.

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Foster City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry2.4%0.9%
Manufacturing sector15.1%0.2%
Financial & insurance services6.0%10.5%
Wholesale & retail services11.5%7.8%
Public administration2.0%1.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.7%2.5%
Education, health & social services7.1%29.5%
Other44.7%35.2%

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Foster City, CA32,967$129,733135%

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Source: The Foster City, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).