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Income/capita 36%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 79%
IndexCottonwoodCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$18,943$31,458$29,829
Median household income$38,556$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$53,250$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,476$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$48,049$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$25,987$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate8.3%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level31.1%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Cottonwood is 36% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Cottonwood is 30% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Cottonwood is 79% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Cottonwood is 106% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $25,701$38,556$77,112
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Cottonwood median earnings by income bracket

      Cottonwood employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry27.3%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector9.2%14.2%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%6.7%
      Wholesale & retail services25.9%9.7%
      Public administration4.5%17.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.9%0.0%
      Education, health & social services2.9%34.1%
      Other27.7%24.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Palo Cedro, CA1,379$78,45042%
      Millville, CA757$61,91212%
      Shasta, CA1,737$56,6892%
      Bend, CA597$49,37511%
      Lake California, CA2,796$45,26518%
      Cottonwood, CA3,644$38,55630%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Vivian, LA3,645$25,43354%
      Wadsworth, IL3,646$93,45669%
      Oakhurst, NJ3,642$99,48980%
      Las Lomas, TX3,646$28,70848%
      Quartzsite, AZ3,646$29,74046%
      Cottonwood, CA3,644$38,55630%
      Source: The Cottonwood, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).