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Income/capita 31%
Household income 19%
Unemployment 7%
IndexFortunaCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$20,620$31,458$29,829
Median household income$44,904$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$53,906$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$29,315$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$28,676$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$21,071$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level16.3%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fortuna is 31% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Fortuna is 19% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fortuna is 7% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fortuna is 8% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $29,933$44,904$89,808
      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.

      Fortuna median earnings by income bracket

      Fortuna employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.3%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector8.1%5.8%
      Financial & insurance services1.5%3.4%
      Wholesale & retail services19.5%17.5%
      Public administration9.8%5.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.4%1.1%
      Education, health & social services10.6%40.0%
      Other30.7%27.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bayview CDP (Contra Costa County), CA1,753$79,33843%
      Hydesville, CA1,158$63,75015%
      Myrtletown, CA5,320$62,38413%
      Humboldt Hill, CA3,710$55,0760%
      Fairhaven, CA181$53,5003%
      Fortuna, CA11,917$44,90419%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Martinsville, NJ11,917$127,778131%
      Mango, FL11,916$35,98435%
      Plano, IL11,929$52,5205%
      Festus, MO11,929$45,52318%
      Robertsville, NJ11,930$139,211152%
      Fortuna, CA11,917$44,90419%
      Source: The Fortuna, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).