Income/capita 3%
Household income 21%
Unemployment 74%
IndexNevada CityCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$30,804$31,458$29,829
Median household income$43,770$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$57,386$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,458$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$20,696$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$26,302$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate1.2%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level16.9%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Nevada City is 3% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Nevada City is 21% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Nevada City is 74% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Nevada City is 12% higher than the national average

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      Nevada City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.7%2.4%
      Manufacturing sector12.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%2.0%
      Wholesale & retail services14.2%10.9%
      Public administration4.4%5.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.2%0.0%
      Education, health & social services6.3%34.0%

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      Nevada City, CA3,117$43,77021%

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      Source: The Nevada City, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).