Income/capita 13%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 16%
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Income per capita$33,622$31,458$29,829
Median household income$71,856$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$96,215$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$40,403$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$45,486$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$24,653$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.9%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level10.5%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Durham is 13% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Durham is 30% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Durham is 16% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Durham is 31% lower than the national average

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      Durham employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.5%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector8.0%11.2%
      Financial & insurance services4.8%3.1%
      Wholesale & retail services13.2%9.3%
      Public administration9.9%1.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.1%0.0%
      Education, health & social services22.8%54.2%

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      Richvale, CA118$79,16743.1%
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      Paradise, CA26,396$47,53314.1%
      Biggs, CA1,985$45,83317.2%
      Durham, CA5,660$71,85629.9%

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      Durham, CA5,660$71,85629.9%
      Source: The Durham, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).