Palo Alto employment information

IndexPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$75,257$29,906$28,555
Median household income$126,771$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$174,610$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$85,192$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$100,566$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$58,800$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate3.7%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level5.3%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Palo Alto is 164% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Palo Alto is 137% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Palo Alto is 37% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Palo Alto is 66% lower than the national average.

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Palo Alto median earnings by income bracket

Palo Alto employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry2.6%0.5%
Manufacturing sector16.6%0.2%
Financial & insurance services4.5%3.0%
Wholesale & retail services7.0%6.4%
Public administration1.5%2.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.7%1.1%
Education, health & social services17.9%39.9%

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Loyola, CA3,463$210,882294%
Palo Alto, CA65,998$126,771137%

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Camarillo, CA65,985$87,12063%
Youngstown, OH66,013$24,36154%
St. Cloud, MN66,038$44,48517%
Schenectady, NY66,055$38,91627%
Walnut Creek, CA65,923$80,39950%
Palo Alto, CA65,998$126,771137%
Source: The Palo Alto, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.