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Income/capita 29%
Household income 42%
Unemployment 22%
IndexDescansoCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$38,488$31,458$29,829
Median household income$78,750$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$84,348$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$13,571$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$60,050$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$24,375$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.7%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level11.9%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Descanso is 29% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Descanso is 42% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Descanso is 22% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Descanso is 21% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $52,494$78,750$157,500
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Descanso median earnings by income bracket

      Descanso employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry19.1%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector27.4%14.6%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%7.8%
      Wholesale & retail services8.5%4.7%
      Public administration0.0%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.7%18.2%
      Education, health & social services4.0%26.6%
      Other27.4%39.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Jamul, CA5,640$110,29099%
      San Diego Country Estates, CA10,547$103,92088%
      Pine Valley, CA1,912$100,25981%
      Harbison Canyon, CA4,128$84,18152%
      Alpine, CA15,188$79,44444%
      Descanso, CA1,287$78,75042%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      New Windsor, MD1,287$65,62519%
      Nellysford, VA1,287$72,34831%
      Saticoy, CA1,287$60,3619%
      Deadwood, SD1,287$34,37538%
      Sanborn, NY1,287$53,9123%
      Descanso, CA1,287$78,75042%
      Source: The Descanso, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).