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Income/capita 48%
Household income 54%
Unemployment 102%
IndexClearlakeCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$15,463$31,458$29,829
Median household income$25,426$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$27,500$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,402$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$16,495$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$19,482$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate9.4%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level38.1%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Clearlake is 48% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Clearlake is 54% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Clearlake is 102% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Clearlake is 152% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $16,948$25,426$50,852
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Clearlake median earnings by income bracket

      Clearlake employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.3%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector5.9%20.7%
      Financial & insurance services0.8%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services12.9%13.4%
      Public administration9.2%7.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.5%1.0%
      Education, health & social services10.2%46.7%
      Other44.0%28.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Cobb, CA1,122$80,72646%
      Hidden Valley Lake, CA5,618$66,41120%
      Soda Bay, CA1,495$59,6358%
      Middletown, CA771$47,97613%
      North Lakeport, CA2,851$44,85619%
      Clearlake, CA15,070$25,42654%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sterling, IL15,071$39,88528%
      Cherryland, CA15,066$54,7191%
      Otsego, MN15,065$89,55662%
      Hereford, TX15,086$46,03817%
      Newton, IA15,090$47,37714%
      Clearlake, CA15,070$25,42654%
      Source: The Clearlake, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).