Income/capita 74%
Household income 48%
Unemployment 85%
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Income per capita$51,778$31,458$29,829
Median household income$81,607$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$81,250$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$90,263$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$50,774$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$51,802$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate0.7%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level6.1%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Carmel-by-the-Sea is 74% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Carmel-by-the-Sea is 48% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Carmel-by-the-Sea is 85% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Carmel-by-the-Sea is 60% lower than the national average

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      Carmel-by-the-Sea employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.0%4.5%
      Manufacturing sector9.6%1.8%
      Financial & insurance services5.6%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services6.7%19.6%
      Public administration4.7%3.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.1%8.5%
      Education, health & social services19.9%40.3%

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      Del Monte Forest, CA4,819$105,20890.2%
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      Pacific Grove, CA15,546$81,30447.0%
      Monterey, CA28,472$68,51123.8%
      Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA3,852$81,60747.5%

      Cities with similar population

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      Sewickley, PA3,852$69,62525.9%
      Ashland, MO3,851$56,6962.5%
      Camdenton, MO3,854$30,42245.0%
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      Valley Grande, AL3,855$51,5006.9%
      Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA3,852$81,60747.5%
      Source: The Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).