Income/capita 104%
Household income 135%
Unemployment 26%
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IndexFoster CityCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$60,812$31,458$29,829
Median household income$129,733$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$132,653$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$124,198$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$100,993$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$61,296$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.4%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level4.3%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Foster City is 104% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Foster City is 135% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Foster City is 26% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Foster City is 71% lower than the national average

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      Foster City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry2.4%0.9%
      Manufacturing sector15.1%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services6.0%10.5%
      Wholesale & retail services11.5%7.8%
      Public administration2.0%1.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.7%2.5%
      Education, health & social services7.1%29.5%

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      Portola Valley, CA4,550$232,981321.1%
      Woodside, CA5,496$223,934304.8%
      Foster City, CA32,967$129,733134.5%

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      Fort Erie, ON32,970n/a 
      Socorro, TX32,988$32,18541.8%
      Newark, DE32,941$55,2560.1%
      Lexington, MA32,936$152,872176.3%
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      Foster City, CA32,967$129,733134.5%
      Source: The Foster City, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).