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Income/capita 117%
Household income 92%
Unemployment 25%
IndexHalf Moon BayCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$64,853$31,458$29,829
Median household income$106,211$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$116,469$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$75,881$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$56,369$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$44,427$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level4.0%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Half Moon Bay is 117% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Half Moon Bay is 92% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Half Moon Bay is 25% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Half Moon Bay is 73% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $70,800$106,211$212,422
      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.

      Half Moon Bay median earnings by income bracket

      Half Moon Bay employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.1%1.8%
      Manufacturing sector6.7%4.8%
      Financial & insurance services1.7%3.0%
      Wholesale & retail services12.2%14.6%
      Public administration5.4%3.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.3%4.9%
      Education, health & social services10.9%29.0%
      Other46.4%36.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Atherton, CA7,127$250,001352%
      Ladera, CA1,514$250,001352%
      Portola Valley, CA4,550$232,981321%
      Woodside, CA5,496$223,934305%
      Hillsborough, CA11,312$216,292291%
      Half Moon Bay, CA12,281$106,21192%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Winfield, KS12,283$41,29725%
      Finneytown, OH12,279$57,5464%
      Rogers, MN12,284$109,02397%
      Okmulgee, OK12,284$28,71748%
      Portales, NM12,275$31,15244%
      Half Moon Bay, CA12,281$106,21192%
      Source: The Half Moon Bay, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).