Income/capita 40%
Household income 24%
Unemployment 15%
IndexNational CityCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$17,878$31,458$29,829
Median household income$42,178$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,597$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$33,466$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$25,900$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$20,505$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.4%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level24.1%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in National City is 40% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in National City is 24% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in National City is 15% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in National City is 60% higher than the national average

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      National City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry14.7%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector9.4%1.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.1%3.2%
      Wholesale & retail services16.1%13.1%
      Public administration4.5%4.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.1%3.2%
      Education, health & social services9.8%32.4%

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      Granite Hills, CA3,071$116,146110%
      Jamul, CA5,640$110,29099%
      Coronado, CA24,852$92,41367%
      Bonita, CA12,885$90,59864%
      Casa de Oro-Mount Helix, CA20,137$81,23847%
      National City, CA60,349$42,17824%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Auburn, AL60,318$38,91230%
      Cupertino, CA60,297$147,929167%
      Bristol, CT60,437$61,55111%
      Taylorsville, UT60,448$57,8265%
      Palm Harbor, FL60,236$54,9241%
      National City, CA60,349$42,17824%
      Source: The National City, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).