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Income/capita 289%
Household income 291%
Unemployment 35%
IndexHillsboroughCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$116,164$31,458$29,829
Median household income$216,292$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$218,043$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$190,521$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$108,558$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$51,311$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level2.8%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Hillsborough is 289% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Hillsborough is 291% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Hillsborough is 35% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Hillsborough is 81% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $144,180$216,292$432,584
      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.

      Hillsborough median earnings by income bracket

      Hillsborough employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry3.0%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector8.5%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services14.7%12.5%
      Wholesale & retail services11.7%11.8%
      Public administration1.7%2.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.6%0.2%
      Education, health & social services16.7%31.9%
      Other32.7%34.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ladera, CA1,514$250,001352%
      Atherton, CA7,127$250,001352%
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,376$243,701341%
      Portola Valley, CA4,550$232,981321%
      Woodside, CA5,496$223,934305%
      Hillsborough, CA11,312$216,292291%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Lyndon, KY11,310$51,8976%
      Winton, CA11,309$41,48625%
      Crossville, TN11,308$26,67552%
      Lowes Island, VA11,316$152,241175%
      Lake Arrowhead, CA11,307$60,92610%
      Hillsborough, CA11,312$216,292291%
      Source: The Hillsborough, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).