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Income/capita 20%
Household income 53%
Unemployment 14%
IndexFountain ValleyCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$35,713$31,458$29,829
Median household income$84,763$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$97,491$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$60,208$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$49,972$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$34,156$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level8.5%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fountain Valley is 20% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Fountain Valley is 53% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fountain Valley is 14% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fountain Valley is 44% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $56,503$84,763$169,526
      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.

      Fountain Valley median earnings by income bracket

      Fountain Valley employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.1%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector19.5%0.1%
      Financial & insurance services4.6%8.3%
      Wholesale & retail services16.2%13.4%
      Public administration3.5%3.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.9%2.2%
      Education, health & social services12.2%31.8%
      Other32.3%29.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      North Tustin, CA26,208$134,597143%
      Villa Park, CA5,922$131,386137%
      Yorba Linda, CA67,362$119,697116%
      Newport Beach, CA86,813$115,845109%
      Rossmoor, CA10,933$114,457107%
      Fountain Valley, CA56,670$84,76353%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Valdosta, GA56,717$31,19944%
      Oak Lawn, IL56,774$58,7076%
      Taunton, MA56,504$54,7851%
      Santee, CA56,839$77,46040%
      Diamond Bar, CA56,456$89,84562%
      Fountain Valley, CA56,670$84,76353%
      Source: The Fountain Valley, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).