Palo Alto employment information

IndexPalo AltoCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$78,721$31,458$29,829
Median household income$137,043$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$179,628$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$93,786$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$107,089$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$61,046$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.1%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level5.9%15.8%15.1%
The Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto is $78,721, which is 150% higher than than the California average and 164% higher than than the national average. The median household income is $137,043, which is 115% higher than than the California average and 148% higher than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Palo Alto is 3%, which is 34% lower than than the national average. The poverty rate in Palo Alto is 6% which is 61% lower than than the national average.

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$Input your household income
$91,352$137,043$274,086
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 Palo Alto is 164% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Palo Alto is 148% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Palo Alto is 34% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Palo Alto is 61% lower than the national average.

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Palo Alto employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry2.3%0.7%
Manufacturing sector15.1%0.1%
Financial & insurance services5.4%3.3%
Wholesale & retail services6.9%6.1%
Public administration1.6%1.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.7%0.7%
Education, health & social services17.1%37.1%
Other40.9%35.2%

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Palo Alto, CA66,649$137,043148%

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Source: The Palo Alto, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).