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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexEast Los AngelesCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$17,977$31,458$29,829
Median household income$50,280$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$72,476$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$42,361$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$30,620$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$24,025$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.3%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level17.6%15.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in East Los Angeles is 40% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in East Los Angeles is 9% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in East Los Angeles is 8% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in East Los Angeles is 17% higher than the national average

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      $33,516 $50,280 $100,560
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      East Los Angeles median earnings by income bracket

      East Los Angeles employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.8%16.8%
      Manufacturing sector14.8%14.8%
      Financial & insurance services1.1%1.1%
      Wholesale & retail services18.5%18.5%
      Public administration2.9%2.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.5%12.5%
      Education, health & social services7.8%7.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Bradbury, CA825$181,875228.8%
      La Cañada Flintridge, CA20,078$170,299207.8%
      San Marino, CA13,020$164,423197.2%
      La Habra Heights, CA5,318$163,750196.0%
      Manhattan Beach, CA35,064$153,926178.2%
      East Los Angeles, CA120,504$50,2809.1%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Arvada, CO120,229$92,66967.5%
      Ann Arbor, MI121,093$69,45625.5%
      Allentown, PA121,156$43,81620.8%
      Vallejo, CA121,275$73,86933.5%
      Terrebonne, QC119,135n/a 
      East Los Angeles, CA120,504$50,2809.1%
      Source: The East Los Angeles, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).