Santa Monica employment information

IndexSanta MonicaCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$58,252$29,906$28,555
Median household income$74,534$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$134,807$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$61,846$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$60,560$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$45,891$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate6.8%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level11.3%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Santa Monica is 104% higher than the national average.
  • The median household income in Santa Monica is 39% higher than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Santa Monica is 17% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Santa Monica is 27% lower than the national average.

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Santa Monica median earnings by income bracket

Santa Monica employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry3.8%0.6%
Manufacturing sector6.2%0.1%
Financial & insurance services6.1%3.9%
Wholesale & retail services9.9%9.7%
Public administration2.0%2.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.1%1.8%
Education, health & social services15.5%29.3%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Hidden Hills, CA1,749$245,694359%
Bell Canyon, CA2,289$208,508290%
Manhattan Beach, CA35,534$142,071166%
Calabasas, CA23,956$117,176119%
Topanga, CA8,923$115,518116%
Santa Monica, CA91,619$74,53439%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Federal Way, WA91,676$54,1861%
Hesperia, CA91,757$44,47217%
Lynn, MA91,289$47,19512%
Westminster, CA91,255$53,6600%
Sparks, NV92,236$53,4810%
Santa Monica, CA91,619$74,53439%
Source: The Santa Monica, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.