La Mesa employment information

IndexLa MesaCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$30,728$29,906$28,555
Median household income$54,630$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$83,369$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$41,596$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$40,727$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$28,381$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate6.2%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level12.0%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in La Mesa is 8% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in La Mesa is 2% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in La Mesa is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in La Mesa is 23% lower than the national average.

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La Mesa median earnings by income bracket

La Mesa employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.5%1.9%
Manufacturing sector9.7%0.1%
Financial & insurance services1.9%5.0%
Wholesale & retail services15.7%14.1%
Public administration9.8%5.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.5%1.8%
Education, health & social services12.4%31.8%

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Bonita, CA13,864$87,66664%
La Mesa, CA58,239$54,6302%

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Tonawanda CDP, NY58,204$54,4982%
South Whittier, CA58,328$64,11220%
Chapel Hill, NC58,379$62,62017%
Royal Oak, MI58,382$64,87321%
Cedar Park, TX58,088$79,32348%
La Mesa, CA58,239$54,6302%
Source: The La Mesa, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.