Income/capita 43%
Household income 33%
Unemployment 86%
Income per capita$16,897$31,458$29,829
Median household income$37,085$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,582$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$22,023$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$30,752$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$16,843$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate8.6%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level36.7%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Barstow is 43% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Barstow is 33% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Barstow is 86% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Barstow is 143% higher than the national average

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      Barstow employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.1%2.5%
      Manufacturing sector7.6%1.6%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%3.0%
      Wholesale & retail services14.0%14.9%
      Public administration13.9%9.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.9%3.1%
      Education, health & social services10.2%35.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lenwood, CA4,045$37,66332%
      Barstow, CA23,438$37,08533%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sebastian, FL23,432$46,49316%
      Romulus, MI23,457$44,72719%
      Morton Grove, IL23,413$75,79737%
      Dinuba, CA23,465$38,00831%
      Candler-McAfee, GA23,478$36,25734%
      Barstow, CA23,438$37,08533%
      Source: The Barstow, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).