Income/capita 52%
Household income 26%
Unemployment 89%
IndexEast Los AngelesCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$14,459$31,458$29,829
Median household income$41,193$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,255$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$34,988$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$24,262$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$18,630$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate8.8%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level24.2%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in East Los Angeles is 52% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in East Los Angeles is 26% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in East Los Angeles is 89% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in East Los Angeles is 60% higher than the national average

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      East Los Angeles median earnings by income bracket

      East Los Angeles employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry15.8%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector17.0%1.6%
      Financial & insurance services0.9%2.6%
      Wholesale & retail services18.8%19.5%
      Public administration1.3%3.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.8%4.1%
      Education, health & social services7.1%28.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      La Cañada Flintridge, CA20,477$158,438186%
      Manhattan Beach, CA35,573$144,868162%
      San Marino, CA13,324$139,792153%
      Bradbury, CA954$130,625136%
      Hermosa Beach, CA19,726$121,345119%
      East Los Angeles, CA124,191$41,19326%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Hartford, CT124,320$32,09542%
      Kent, WA125,492$61,03310%
      Santa Clara, CA122,725$102,53385%
      Abilene, TX122,612$44,10820%
      Lafayette, LA125,808$47,94013%
      East Los Angeles, CA124,191$41,19326%
      Source: The East Los Angeles, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).