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Income/capita 9%
Household income 6%
Unemployment 76%
IndexAltaCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$32,424$31,458$29,829
Median household income$58,438$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$60,521$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$28,750$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$25,000$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate8.2%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level14.2%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Alta is 9% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Alta is 6% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Alta is 76% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Alta is 6% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $38,954$58,438$116,876
      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.

      Alta median earnings by income bracket

      Alta employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry3.9%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector15.6%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%3.0%
      Wholesale & retail services18.2%15.2%
      Public administration11.7%4.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.9%4.0%
      Education, health & social services5.2%19.2%
      Other41.6%40.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Meadow Vista, CA3,214$81,68148%
      Lake of the Pines, CA3,936$80,09645%
      Alta Sierra, CA6,639$64,86017%
      Dutch Flat, CA192$46,75015%
      Colfax, CA2,189$44,00420%
      Alta, CA448$58,4386%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Golinda, TX448$52,8854%
      Carlisle, SC448$22,78859%
      Yolo, CA448$75,79237%
      Lake View, AR448$19,00066%
      Clear Spring, MD448$48,50012%
      Alta, CA448$58,4386%
      Source: The Alta, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).