Income/capita 32%
Household income 24%
Unemployment 67%
Income per capita$20,141$31,458$29,829
Median household income$41,842$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$65,589$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,556$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$26,330$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$21,441$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate7.8%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level30.0%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Fresno is 32% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Fresno is 24% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Fresno is 67% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Fresno is 99% higher than the national average

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      Fresno median earnings by income bracket

      Fresno employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.5%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector9.7%7.8%
      Financial & insurance services2.3%4.9%
      Wholesale & retail services16.7%12.8%
      Public administration5.2%7.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.0%2.4%
      Education, health & social services13.6%36.4%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sunnyside, CA4,066$66,59120%
      Old Fig Garden, CA5,495$65,69419%
      Clovis, CA102,148$64,64017%
      Easton, CA2,347$54,7161%
      Tarpey Village, CA3,223$52,6325%
      Fresno, CA513,807$41,84224%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Tucson, AZ527,586$37,97331%
      Sacramento, CA484,530$52,0716%
      Kansas City, MO471,767$47,48914%
      Albuquerque, NM556,859$48,12713%
      Mesa, AZ470,456$50,6159%
      Fresno, CA513,807$41,84224%
      Source: The Fresno, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).