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Income/capita 25%
Household income 37%
Unemployment 83%
IndexJoshua TreeCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$22,395$31,458$29,829
Median household income$34,970$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$45,911$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,232$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$26,146$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$26,270$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate8.5%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level29.1%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Joshua Tree is 25% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Joshua Tree is 37% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Joshua Tree is 83% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Joshua Tree is 93% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $23,311$34,970$69,940
      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.

      Joshua Tree median earnings by income bracket

      Joshua Tree employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry22.9%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector3.5%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services9.9%17.4%
      Public administration7.2%10.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.2%10.6%
      Education, health & social services4.0%26.5%
      Other43.6%33.1%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Yucca Valley, CA21,362$41,56925%
      Twentynine Palms, CA25,848$40,88826%
      Desert Hot Springs, CA28,092$34,05938%
      Homestead Valley, CA3,090$30,57545%
      Joshua Tree, CA6,943$34,97037%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ponchatoula, LA6,944$38,27531%
      Cochituate, MA6,940$133,339141%
      Desert Palms, CA6,940$55,0520%
      Kill Devil Hills, NC6,948$48,51712%
      Parkville, PA6,937$53,3244%
      Joshua Tree, CA6,943$34,97037%
      Source: The Joshua Tree, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).