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Household income NAT. AVG.
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Income per capita$23,126$31,458$29,829
Median household income$49,176$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$80,917$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$39,853$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$30,036$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$23,457$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.1%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level16.1%15.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in National City is 22% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in National City is 11% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in National City is 11% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in National City is 7% higher than the national average

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      $32,780 $49,176 $98,352
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      National City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry15.3%15.3%
      Manufacturing sector10.2%10.2%
      Financial & insurance services0.9%0.9%
      Wholesale & retail services15.5%15.5%
      Public administration4.4%4.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.7%7.7%
      Education, health & social services10.8%10.8%

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      National City, CA61,342$49,17611.1%

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      Source: The National City, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).