Modesto employment information

Income per capita$23,034$29,906$28,555
Median household income$47,607$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$67,471$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$32,247$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$32,269$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$22,730$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate9.7%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level20.5%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Modesto is 19% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Modesto is 11% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Modesto is 66% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Modesto is 31% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Modesto median earnings by income bracket

Modesto employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry11.3%1.0%
Manufacturing sector14.5%4.1%
Financial & insurance services1.7%3.6%
Wholesale & retail services20.2%17.5%
Public administration3.7%4.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.6%2.1%
Education, health & social services12.7%37.3%

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Salida, CA14,509$72,87236%
Modesto, CA205,984$47,60711%

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Montgomery, AL204,095$43,53519%
Fayetteville, NC202,421$44,51417%
Spokane, WA210,142$42,81420%
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Modesto, CA205,984$47,60711%
Source: The Modesto, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.