Income/capita 20%
Household income 8%
Unemployment 75%
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Income per capita$24,006$31,458$29,829
Median household income$50,996$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$71,901$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$33,841$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$34,141$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$24,110$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate8.2%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level18.2%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Modesto is 20% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Modesto is 8% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Modesto is 75% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Modesto is 20% higher than the national average

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      Modesto employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.1%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector14.6%3.7%
      Financial & insurance services1.7%3.6%
      Wholesale & retail services20.4%16.2%
      Public administration3.8%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.4%2.8%
      Education, health & social services11.8%36.5%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Del Rio, CA1,577$122,331121.1%
      East Oakdale, CA3,157$108,29295.7%
      Ripon, CA14,971$79,35443.4%
      Salida, CA13,898$71,63229.5%
      Lathrop, CA20,331$65,69918.8%
      Modesto, CA208,512$50,9967.8%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rochester, NY210,291$31,68442.7%
      Tacoma, WA205,602$53,5533.2%
      Fontana, CA205,228$65,99519.3%
      Spokane, WA212,078$43,27421.8%
      Oxnard, CA204,752$61,70911.5%
      Modesto, CA208,512$50,9967.8%
      Source: The Modesto, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).