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15%
Income/capita NAT. AVG.
39%
Household income NAT. AVG.
100%
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexDesert CenterCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$25,381$31,458$29,829
Median household income$33,750$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$32,254$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$0$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$0$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$0$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate0.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level2.5%15.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Desert Center is 15% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Desert Center is 39% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Desert Center is 100% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Desert Center is 83% lower than the national average

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      $22,497 $33,750 $67,500
      City
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      State
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Desert Center median earnings by income bracket

      Desert Center employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry19.4%19.4%
      Manufacturing sector0.0%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services32.3%32.3%
      Public administration0.0%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services22.6%22.6%
      Other25.8%25.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Desert Center, CA285$33,75039.0%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Sherrill, AR285$18,53766.5%
      Barwick, GA285$31,75042.6%
      Kensett, IA285$33,75039.0%
      Plainville, IL285$50,5008.7%
      Dover, KY285$51,0947.6%
      Desert Center, CA285$33,75039.0%
      Source: The Desert Center, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).