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Income/capita 14%
Household income 6%
Unemployment 61%
IndexLake San MarcosCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$33,964$31,458$29,829
Median household income$51,793$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$55,243$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$41,934$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$0$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$25,283$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate1.8%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level16.4%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Lake San Marcos is 14% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Lake San Marcos is 6% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Lake San Marcos is 61% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Lake San Marcos is 8% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $34,525$51,793$103,586
      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 San Marcos median earnings by income bracket

      Lake San Marcos employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.5%2.8%
      Manufacturing sector17.1%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.0%0.9%
      Wholesale & retail services5.4%8.0%
      Public administration6.7%2.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%0.9%
      Education, health & social services21.7%41.4%
      Other40.5%40.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fairbanks Ranch, CA2,864$134,250143%
      Del Mar, CA4,312$108,55696%
      Rancho Santa Fe, CA2,763$106,21592%
      Encinitas, CA62,160$100,69882%
      Solana Beach, CA13,312$100,35281%
      Lake San Marcos, CA4,529$51,7936%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Dansville, NY4,529$41,04826%
      Ludlow, KY4,528$47,00615%
      Phoenix, OR4,528$35,68335%
      Nashville, AR4,530$28,22949%
      Margaret, AL4,530$65,91819%
      Lake San Marcos, CA4,529$51,7936%
      Source: The Lake San Marcos, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).