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Income/capita 19%
Household income 9%
Unemployment 11%
IndexGardenaCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$24,115$31,458$29,829
Median household income$50,137$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$67,190$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$37,064$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$31,213$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$27,376$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.2%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level15.0%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Gardena is 19% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Gardena is 9% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Gardena is 11% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Gardena is 1% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $33,421$50,137$100,274
      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.

      Gardena median earnings by income bracket

      Gardena employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.1%0.6%
      Manufacturing sector13.9%0.7%
      Financial & insurance services2.7%5.3%
      Wholesale & retail services17.1%14.3%
      Public administration4.4%4.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.4%7.8%
      Education, health & social services10.8%30.3%
      Other28.7%25.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rolling Hills, CA1,760$220,764299%
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,582$200,766263%
      Manhattan Beach, CA35,573$144,868162%
      Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,206$129,728134%
      Hermosa Beach, CA19,726$121,345119%
      Gardena, CA59,898$50,1379%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      St. Clair Shores, MI59,916$54,5901%
      Pontiac, MI59,920$30,15245%
      Lakeville, MN59,786$98,86479%
      Springfield, OH59,761$32,16542%
      Petaluma, CA59,757$80,90746%
      Gardena, CA59,898$50,1379%
      Source: The Gardena, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).