Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$25,569$31,458$29,829
Median household income$46,025$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$65,968$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,240$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$31,258$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$21,467$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.6%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level18.7%15.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fortuna is 14% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Fortuna is 17% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fortuna is 23% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fortuna is 23% higher than the national average

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      $30,680 $46,025 $92,050
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Fortuna median earnings by income bracket

      Fortuna employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.2%13.2%
      Manufacturing sector5.9%5.9%
      Financial & insurance services0.4%0.4%
      Wholesale & retail services22.5%22.5%
      Public administration4.6%4.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.9%9.9%
      Education, health & social services5.6%5.6%

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      Ferndale, CA1,387$59,5457.6%
      Myrtletown, CA5,143$56,4132.0%
      Fortuna, CA12,135$46,02516.8%

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      Baraboo, WI12,133$52,9254.3%
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      Fortuna, CA12,135$46,02516.8%
      Source: The Fortuna, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).