South Los Angeles employment information

IndexSouth Los AngelesLos AngelesCalifornia
Income per capita$15,215$29,878$31,458
Median household income$33,551$51,538$63,783
Median income owner occupied$0$87,511$86,568
Median income renter occupied$0$37,762$43,419
Median earnings male$22,681$30,113$36,599
Median earnings female$19,645$24,908$27,020
Unemployment rate7.1%6.1%5.5%
Poverty leveln/a21.5%15.8%
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  • The income per capita in South Los Angeles is 49% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in South Los Angeles is 39% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in South Los Angeles is 51% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in South Los Angeles is equal to the national average.

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South Los Angeles employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry14.3%0.4%
Manufacturing sector9.5%0.9%
Financial & insurance services1.0%2.2%
Wholesale & retail services14.3%12.2%
Public administration1.8%4.5%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.4%3.9%
Education, health & social services10.7%33.6%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,582$200,766263%
Manhattan Beach, CA35,573$144,868162%
San Marino, CA13,324$139,792153%
Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,206$129,728134%
Hermosa Beach, CA19,726$121,345119%
Los Angeles, CA3,918,872$51,5387%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Chicago, IL2,714,017$50,4349%
Houston, TX2,240,582$47,01015%
Philadelphia, PA1,559,938$39,77028%
Phoenix, AZ1,555,324$49,32811%
San Antonio, TX1,439,358$48,18313%
Los Angeles, CA3,918,872$51,5387%
Source: The South Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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