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Income/capita 65%
Household income 47%
Unemployment 41%
IndexPacific GroveCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$49,287$31,458$29,829
Median household income$81,304$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$104,239$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$64,006$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$53,088$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$37,392$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate2.7%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level6.7%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Pacific Grove is 65% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Pacific Grove is 47% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Pacific Grove is 41% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Pacific Grove is 56% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $54,197$81,304$162,608
      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.

      Pacific Grove median earnings by income bracket

      Pacific Grove employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.5%2.0%
      Manufacturing sector4.3%2.0%
      Financial & insurance services3.4%4.2%
      Wholesale & retail services10.8%8.9%
      Public administration7.9%7.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.5%1.6%
      Education, health & social services19.9%39.9%
      Other38.9%32.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Del Monte Forest, CA4,819$105,20890%
      Elkhorn, CA1,091$103,75088%
      Carmel Valley Village, CA4,282$90,81364%
      Del Rey Oaks, CA1,683$86,80657%
      Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA3,852$81,60748%
      Pacific Grove, CA15,546$81,30447%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Damascus, MD15,554$116,890111%
      Adelphi, MD15,554$63,39615%
      Susanville, CA15,555$46,86315%
      Brunswick, ME15,564$51,9056%
      La Marque, TX15,567$42,57223%
      Pacific Grove, CA15,546$81,30447%
      Source: The Pacific Grove, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).