Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$37,143$31,458$29,829
Median household income$65,290$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$106,722$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$49,568$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$36,544$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$30,433$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.6%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level16.9%15.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Los Angeles is 25% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Los Angeles is 18% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Los Angeles is 2% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Los Angeles is 12% higher than the national average

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      $43,522 $65,290 $130,580
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
      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.

      Los Angeles median earnings by income bracket

      Los Angeles employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.5%10.5%
      Manufacturing sector9.0%9.0%
      Financial & insurance services3.0%3.0%
      Wholesale & retail services12.7%12.7%
      Public administration2.2%2.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.1%7.1%
      Education, health & social services11.7%11.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      La Cañada Flintridge, CA20,078$170,299207.8%
      San Marino, CA13,020$164,423197.2%
      Manhattan Beach, CA35,064$153,926178.2%
      Hermosa Beach, CA19,147$142,500157.6%
      Del Aire, CA10,424$121,076118.9%
      Los Angeles, CA3,973,278$65,29018.0%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Toronto, ON3,013,752n/a 
      Chicago, IL2,699,347$62,09712.2%
      Houston, TX2,313,238$53,6003.1%
      Montréal, QC1,811,008n/a 
      Phoenix, AZ1,658,422$60,91410.1%
      Los Angeles, CA3,973,278$65,29018.0%
      Source: The Los Angeles, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).