Income/capita 47%
Household income 54%
Unemployment 13%
IndexHuntington BeachCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$43,863$31,458$29,829
Median household income$85,312$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$106,340$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$62,310$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$51,087$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$36,216$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level9.0%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Huntington Beach is 47% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Huntington Beach is 54% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Huntington Beach is 13% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Huntington Beach is 40% lower than the national average

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      Huntington Beach employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.3%1.3%
      Manufacturing sector15.5%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services4.6%6.1%
      Wholesale & retail services16.5%13.8%
      Public administration4.3%3.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.3%2.6%
      Education, health & social services9.9%30.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      North Tustin, CA26,208$134,597143%
      Villa Park, CA5,922$131,386137%
      Newport Beach, CA86,813$115,845109%
      Rossmoor, CA10,933$114,457107%
      Laguna Beach, CA23,204$100,50682%
      Huntington Beach, CA198,724$85,31254%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Shreveport, LA198,571$38,05631%
      Akron, OH198,508$35,24036%
      Glendale, CA197,895$56,0691%
      Yonkers, NY199,725$61,27211%
      Little Rock, AR197,640$46,57816%
      Huntington Beach, CA198,724$85,31254%
      Source: The Huntington Beach, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).