B+
Income/capita 50%
Household income 90%
Unemployment 15%
IndexMission ViejoCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$44,684$31,458$29,829
Median household income$104,886$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$116,534$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$76,285$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$60,193$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$39,623$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level4.7%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Mission Viejo is 50% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Mission Viejo is 90% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Mission Viejo is 15% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Mission Viejo is 69% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $69,917$104,886$209,772
      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.

      Mission Viejo median earnings by income bracket

      Mission Viejo employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.0%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector15.1%0.1%
      Financial & insurance services4.9%7.2%
      Wholesale & retail services15.8%12.5%
      Public administration4.7%2.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.8%1.7%
      Education, health & social services10.3%34.7%
      Other35.7%29.8%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
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      Villa Park, CA5,922$131,386137%
      Las Flores, CA5,671$122,331121%
      Mission Viejo, CA96,178$104,88690%

      Cities with similar population

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      Portsmouth, VA96,071$47,05015%
      Tuscaloosa, AL96,352$40,54227%
      Lawton, OK96,728$43,67421%
      Vacaville, CA95,607$76,18838%
      Dearborn, MI95,520$48,42112%
      Mission Viejo, CA96,178$104,88690%
      Source: The Mission Viejo, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).