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Income/capita 68%
Household income 60%
Unemployment 62%
IndexIsla VistaCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$9,604$31,458$29,829
Median household income$22,304$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$159,219$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$21,715$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$4,415$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$4,035$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate7.5%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level67.3%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Isla Vista is 68% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Isla Vista is 60% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Isla Vista is 62% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Isla Vista is 345% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $14,867$22,304$44,608
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Isla Vista median earnings by income bracket

      Isla Vista employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry1.0%0.1%
      Manufacturing sector4.6%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services2.2%0.7%
      Wholesale & retail services16.4%12.3%
      Public administration2.4%0.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.9%0.5%
      Education, health & social services41.6%42.5%
      Other27.3%40.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Montecito, CA9,193$138,872151%
      Mission Canyon, CA2,769$137,727149%
      Ballard, CA362$109,37598%
      Santa Ynez, CA4,468$98,03677%
      Goleta, CA30,671$81,39847%
      Isla Vista, CA27,179$22,30460%

      Cities with similar population

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