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Income/capita 15%
Household income 36%
Unemployment 20%
IndexGrass ValleyCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$25,402$31,458$29,829
Median household income$35,524$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$44,322$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,473$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$25,355$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$22,640$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.6%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level25.5%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Grass Valley is 15% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Grass Valley is 36% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Grass Valley is 20% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Grass Valley is 69% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $23,680$35,524$71,048
      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.

      Grass Valley median earnings by income bracket

      Grass Valley employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.4%1.8%
      Manufacturing sector3.5%1.9%
      Financial & insurance services2.1%0.3%
      Wholesale & retail services17.8%14.2%
      Public administration5.5%6.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.7%1.8%
      Education, health & social services10.6%25.2%
      Other41.5%47.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lake of the Pines, CA3,936$80,09645%
      Alta Sierra, CA6,639$64,86017%
      Lake Wildwood, CA5,289$63,12514%
      Alta, CA448$58,4386%
      Dutch Flat, CA192$46,75015%
      Grass Valley, CA12,861$35,52436%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Gaffney, SC12,859$30,08546%
      Grenada, MS12,863$30,82644%
      Luling, LA12,855$68,59424%
      Herrin, IL12,868$41,65325%
      Malibu, CA12,853$116,904111%
      Grass Valley, CA12,861$35,52436%
      Source: The Grass Valley, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).