Income/capita 34%
Household income 46%
Unemployment 59%
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Income per capita$19,618$31,458$29,829
Median household income$29,839$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$32,868$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$30,833$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$22,821$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate1.9%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level22.0%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Alturas is 34% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Alturas is 46% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Alturas is 59% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Alturas is 45% higher than the national average

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      Alturas median earnings by income bracket

      Alturas employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.7%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector4.8%6.7%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%1.0%
      Wholesale & retail services18.8%23.1%
      Public administration15.9%7.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.0%3.5%
      Education, health & social services12.4%31.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Daphnedale Park, CA116$49,08311.3%
      California Pines, CA314$0100.0%
      Alturas, CA2,616$29,83946.1%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lamoni, IA2,616$33,39339.6%
      Blasdell, NY2,616$41,20425.5%
      Division No. 22, Unorganized, MB2,616n/a 
      Arden on the Severn, MD2,615$129,545134.2%
      Owings, MD2,615$153,000176.6%
      Alturas, CA2,616$29,83946.1%
      Source: The Alturas, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).