Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexWest SideLong BeachCalifornia
Income per capita$20,855$33,607$31,458
Median household income$61,102$66,410$63,783
Median income owner occupied$0$102,380$86,568
Median income renter occupied$0$50,566$43,419
Median earnings male$29,021$39,849$36,599
Median earnings female$26,971$31,424$27,020
Unemployment rate5.4%4.4%5.5%
Poverty leveln/a16.2%15.8%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Side is 30% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in West Side is 10% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West Side is 17% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in West Side is 100% lower than the national average

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      $44,268 $66,410 $132,820
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      West Side median earnings by income bracket

      West Side employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.2%13.2%
      Manufacturing sector15.2%15.2%
      Financial & insurance services1.0%1.0%
      Wholesale & retail services12.7%12.7%
      Public administration2.8%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities15.4%15.4%
      Education, health & social services10.0%10.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Rolling Hills, CA1,439$250,000351.9%
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,359$197,826257.6%
      Manhattan Beach, CA35,064$153,926178.2%
      Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,025$149,632170.5%
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA41,635$146,163164.2%
      Long Beach, CA462,081$66,41020.0%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Miami, FL461,080$44,26820.0%
      Raleigh, NC469,698$69,72026.0%
      Colorado Springs, CO471,686$67,71922.4%
      Halifax, NS451,852n/a 
      Virginia Beach, VA450,882$78,13641.2%
      Long Beach, CA462,081$66,41020.0%
      Source: The West Side, Long Beach, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).