Income/capita 149%
Household income 128%
Unemployment 48%
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IndexMenlo ParkCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$74,162$31,458$29,829
Median household income$126,045$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$178,203$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$84,167$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$81,837$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$51,498$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate2.4%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level8.1%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Menlo Park is 149% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Menlo Park is 128% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Menlo Park is 48% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Menlo Park is 46% lower than the national average

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      Menlo Park employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry4.7%0.4%
      Manufacturing sector12.2%0.2%
      Financial & insurance services6.1%4.0%
      Wholesale & retail services8.6%5.8%
      Public administration2.1%2.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.0%0.7%
      Education, health & social services18.6%39.3%

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      Atherton, CA7,127$250,001351.9%
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      Portola Valley, CA4,550$232,981321.1%
      Woodside, CA5,496$223,934304.8%
      Menlo Park, CA33,319$126,045127.8%

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      Woodridge, IL33,331$76,85838.9%
      Owings Mills, MD33,332$70,13026.8%
      Wenatchee, WA33,257$45,60617.6%
      Foothill Farms, CA33,384$44,87118.9%
      Goshen, IN33,385$43,82020.8%
      Menlo Park, CA33,319$126,045127.8%
      Source: The Menlo Park, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).