Income/capita 18%
Household income 18%
Unemployment 4%
Income per capita$24,388$31,458$29,829
Median household income$65,332$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$82,447$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$50,305$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$34,651$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$28,955$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.5%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level11.0%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Downey is 18% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Downey is 18% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Downey is 4% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Downey is 27% lower than the national average

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      Downey employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.3%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector17.6%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services3.2%4.8%
      Wholesale & retail services16.6%16.9%
      Public administration4.0%4.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.4%3.3%
      Education, health & social services9.9%31.7%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rolling Hills, CA1,760$220,764299%
      San Marino, CA13,324$139,792153%
      Bradbury, CA954$130,625136%
      Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,206$129,728134%
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,412$120,668118%
      Downey, CA113,223$65,33218%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Arvada, CO113,532$72,01030%
      Round Rock, TX112,767$74,08734%
      Wilmington, NC113,724$43,85521%
      Miami Gardens, FL112,514$39,01229%
      Costa Mesa, CA112,439$70,43827%
      Downey, CA113,223$65,33218%
      Source: The Downey, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).