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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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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $27,459$41,193$82,386
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      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%
      Other27.0%26.5%

      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).