Long Beach employment information

IndexLong BeachCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$27,752$31,458$29,829
Median household income$55,151$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$87,777$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$40,856$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$33,330$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$27,433$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate6.2%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level20.3%15.8%15.1%
The Long Beach, 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 Long Beach is $27,752, which is 12% lower than than the California average and 7% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $55,151, which is 14% lower than than the California average and equal to than the national average. The unemployment rate in Long Beach is 6%, which is 34% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Long Beach is 20% which is 34% higher than than the national average.

am i middle class

$Input your household income
$36,763$55,151$110,302
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 Long Beach is 7% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Long Beach is equal to the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Long Beach is 34% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Long Beach is 34% higher than the national average.

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Long Beach employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry9.1%1.0%
Manufacturing sector13.5%0.6%
Financial & insurance services3.1%4.6%
Wholesale & retail services13.5%12.9%
Public administration3.3%3.7%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.8%4.3%
Education, health & social services12.4%33.6%
Other32.7%31.1%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Rolling Hills, CA1,760$220,764299%
Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,582$200,766263%
Manhattan Beach, CA35,573$144,868162%
Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,206$129,728134%
Hermosa Beach, CA19,726$121,345119%
Long Beach, CA469,793$55,1510%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Mesa, AZ470,456$50,6159%
Kansas City, MO471,767$47,48914%
Atlanta, GA456,378$49,39811%
Sacramento, CA484,530$52,0716%
Virginia Beach, VA449,733$67,71922%
Long Beach, CA469,793$55,1510%
Source: The Long Beach, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).