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Income/capita 34%
Household income 67%
Unemployment 20%
IndexLake ForestCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$39,913$31,458$29,829
Median household income$92,415$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$112,655$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$61,889$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$52,161$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$37,090$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.7%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level7.6%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Lake Forest is 34% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Lake Forest is 67% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Lake Forest is 20% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Lake Forest is 50% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $61,603$92,415$184,830
      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.

      Lake Forest median earnings by income bracket

      Lake Forest employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.2%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector14.5%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services5.5%8.0%
      Wholesale & retail services16.3%12.0%
      Public administration3.3%2.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.0%2.0%
      Education, health & social services9.3%30.2%
      Other34.8%31.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Coto de Caza, CA14,845$165,046198%
      Ladera Ranch, CA27,121$142,283157%
      North Tustin, CA26,208$134,597143%
      Villa Park, CA5,922$131,386137%
      Las Flores, CA5,671$122,331121%
      Lake Forest, CA80,658$92,41567%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Largo, FL80,678$39,63628%
      Avondale, AZ80,631$56,1201%
      Fayetteville, AR80,552$40,01328%
      Bryan, TX80,552$41,58725%
      Cranston, RI80,882$61,64611%
      Lake Forest, CA80,658$92,41567%
      Source: The Lake Forest, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).