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Income/capita 29%
Household income 13%
Unemployment 49%
IndexImperial BeachCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$21,239$31,458$29,829
Median household income$48,010$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$76,526$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$41,474$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$31,665$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$21,459$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate6.9%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level19.5%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Imperial Beach is 29% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Imperial Beach is 13% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Imperial Beach is 49% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Imperial Beach is 29% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $32,003$48,010$96,020
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Imperial Beach median earnings by income bracket

      Imperial Beach employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.3%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector9.7%0.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.9%4.1%
      Wholesale & retail services14.2%16.7%
      Public administration11.6%7.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.4%2.2%
      Education, health & social services8.4%26.2%
      Other34.4%36.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Jamul, CA5,640$110,29099%
      Coronado, CA24,852$92,41367%
      Bonita, CA12,885$90,59864%
      Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA20,137$81,23847%
      Rancho San Diego, CA22,018$80,62846%
      Imperial Beach, CA27,180$48,01013%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Isla Vista, CA27,179$22,30460%
      Thomasville, NC27,178$36,79633%
      Alton, IL27,175$37,10833%
      Anderson, SC27,206$31,61343%
      New London, CT27,218$35,35736%
      Imperial Beach, CA27,180$48,01013%
      Source: The Imperial Beach, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).