Income/capita 3%
Household income 52%
Unemployment 13%
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Income per capita$30,763$31,458$29,829
Median household income$84,351$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$120,522$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$42,570$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$40,727$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$23,204$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.3%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level13.0%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Gilroy is 3% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Gilroy is 52% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Gilroy is 13% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Gilroy is 14% lower than the national average

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      Gilroy employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.2%2.1%
      Manufacturing sector15.1%8.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.9%3.1%
      Wholesale & retail services17.1%14.6%
      Public administration4.9%4.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.6%1.0%
      Education, health & social services9.9%31.8%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Corralitos, CA2,557$115,244108.3%
      Ridgemark, CA3,175$112,663103.6%
      San Martin, CA7,245$108,61196.3%
      Elkhorn, CA1,091$103,75087.5%
      Aptos Hills-Larkin Valley, CA2,288$102,88586.0%
      Gilroy, CA52,576$84,35152.5%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Burlington, NC52,570$37,86231.6%
      Delano, CA52,538$36,26534.4%
      West New York, NJ52,407$50,3349.0%
      Levittown, PA52,407$72,62731.3%
      Elkhart, IN52,378$35,55535.7%
      Gilroy, CA52,576$84,35152.5%
      Source: The Gilroy, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).