Southwest employment information

IndexSouthwestChula VistaCalifornia
Income per capita$18,133$25,750$31,458
Median household income$48,687$66,956$63,783
Median income owner occupied$0$88,371$86,568
Median income renter occupied$0$41,885$43,419
Median earnings male$29,674$38,700$36,599
Median earnings female$21,594$27,363$27,020
Unemployment rate8.2%6.1%5.5%
Poverty leveln/a12.2%15.8%

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  • The income per capita in Southwest is 39% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Southwest is 12% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Southwest is 77% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Southwest is equal to the national average.

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Southwest median earnings by income bracket

Southwest employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.6%0.8%
Manufacturing sector11.7%0.7%
Financial & insurance services1.1%4.6%
Wholesale & retail services19.4%18.4%
Public administration6.1%6.9%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.5%3.3%
Education, health & social services9.3%32.7%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Granite Hills, CA3,071$116,146110%
Jamul, CA5,640$110,29099%
Coronado, CA24,852$92,41367%
Bonita, CA12,885$90,59864%
Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA20,137$81,23847%
Chula Vista, CA260,598$66,95621%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Fort Wayne, IN260,954$44,44920%
Jersey City, NJ261,666$60,70310%
Buffalo, NY258,989$33,11940%
Orlando, FL263,306$44,00720%
St. Petersburg, FL253,585$48,18313%
Chula Vista, CA260,598$66,95621%
Source: The Southwest, Chula Vista, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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