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Income/capita 61%
Household income 33%
Unemployment 44%
IndexBell GardensCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$11,544$31,458$29,829
Median household income$37,183$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,757$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,116$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$21,784$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$15,908$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate6.7%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level29.4%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Bell Gardens is 61% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Bell Gardens is 33% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Bell Gardens is 44% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Bell Gardens is 95% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $24,786$37,183$74,366
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Bell Gardens median earnings by income bracket

      Bell Gardens employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.8%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector24.0%0.6%
      Financial & insurance services1.1%2.5%
      Wholesale & retail services19.8%23.7%
      Public administration0.7%1.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.6%4.0%
      Education, health & social services5.5%27.3%
      Other25.7%25.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rolling Hills, CA1,760$220,764299%
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,582$200,766263%
      Manhattan Beach, CA35,573$144,868162%
      San Marino, CA13,324$139,792153%
      Bradbury, CA954$130,625136%
      Bell Gardens, CA42,805$37,18333%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Moline, IL42,805$51,5197%
      Salem, MA42,804$61,09310%
      Hicksville, NY42,856$101,34183%
      San Bruno, CA42,736$89,00061%
      Belleville, IL42,729$42,34823%
      Bell Gardens, CA42,805$37,18333%
      Source: The Bell Gardens, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).