Oakland employment information

IndexOaklandCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$32,566$29,906$28,555
Median household income$52,962$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$94,043$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$36,657$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$33,545$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$30,903$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate7.8%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level21.0%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Oakland is 14% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Oakland is 1% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Oakland is 34% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Oakland is 34% higher than the national average.

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Oakland median earnings by income bracket

Oakland employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry10.2%0.6%
Manufacturing sector8.7%0.6%
Financial & insurance services3.0%3.9%
Wholesale & retail services13.1%10.6%
Public administration3.2%4.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%3.3%
Education, health & social services14.5%35.5%
Other37.7%34.8%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Piedmont, CA10,957$212,222297%
Orinda, CA18,390$166,866212%
Belvedere, CA2,036$166,250211%
Alamo, CA15,639$163,151205%
Acalanes Ridge, CA1,226$160,000199%
Oakland, CA402,339$52,9621%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Tulsa, OK395,599$41,95722%
Minneapolis, MN394,424$50,7675%
Cleveland, OH392,114$26,17951%
Miami, FL416,432$30,85842%
Wichita, KS385,518$45,90714%
Oakland, CA402,339$52,9621%
Source: The Oakland, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.