Income/capita 32%
Household income 0%
Unemployment 27%
IndexEast Palo AltoCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$20,336$31,458$29,829
Median household income$55,170$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$82,659$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$47,236$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$29,267$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$21,789$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.9%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level16.6%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in East Palo Alto is 32% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in East Palo Alto is equal to the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in East Palo Alto is 27% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in East Palo Alto is 10% higher than the national average

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      East Palo Alto employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.8%1.4%
      Manufacturing sector8.7%1.4%
      Financial & insurance services0.8%3.5%
      Wholesale & retail services14.3%10.8%
      Public administration1.2%1.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.7%2.2%
      Education, health & social services8.4%35.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Atherton, CA7,127$250,001352%
      Ladera, CA1,514$250,001352%
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,376$243,701341%
      Portola Valley, CA4,550$232,981321%
      Woodside, CA5,496$223,934305%
      East Palo Alto, CA29,353$55,1700%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Southgate, MI29,355$51,1388%
      Raytown, MO29,366$48,56512%
      Port Huron, MI29,388$34,59237%
      Morristown, TN29,395$31,25943%
      Savage, MN29,399$97,58476%
      East Palo Alto, CA29,353$55,1700%
      Source: The East Palo Alto, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).