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Income/capita 65%
Household income 52%
Unemployment 35%
IndexNovatoCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$49,236$31,458$29,829
Median household income$83,895$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$105,007$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$52,318$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$47,295$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$36,008$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.1%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level7.4%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Novato is 65% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Novato is 52% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Novato is 35% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Novato is 51% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $55,924$83,895$167,790
      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.

      Novato median earnings by income bracket

      Novato employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.5%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector4.3%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services5.6%7.4%
      Wholesale & retail services17.4%11.5%
      Public administration5.1%3.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.0%2.8%
      Education, health & social services13.2%31.2%
      Other34.1%36.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sleepy Hollow, CA2,275$208,452277%
      Ross, CA2,381$199,107260%
      Belvedere, CA2,017$178,750223%
      Kentfield, CA6,907$176,736219%
      Tiburon, CA9,170$149,510170%
      Novato, CA54,790$83,89552%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Smyrna, GA54,788$64,88917%
      Lakewood, NJ54,679$40,96626%
      Aloha, OR54,908$67,67322%
      Hanford, CA54,912$51,2317%
      Port Arthur, TX54,913$32,00342%
      Novato, CA54,790$83,89552%
      Source: The Novato, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).