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Income/capita 25%
Household income 17%
Unemployment 21%
IndexPalm SpringsCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$37,343$31,458$29,829
Median household income$46,059$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$59,501$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$30,505$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$30,047$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$26,005$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.7%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level19.4%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Palm Springs is 25% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Palm Springs is 17% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Palm Springs is 21% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Palm Springs is 28% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $30,702$46,059$92,118
      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.

      Palm Springs median earnings by income bracket

      Palm Springs employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.3%1.4%
      Manufacturing sector5.0%0.8%
      Financial & insurance services3.0%2.3%
      Wholesale & retail services10.7%11.5%
      Public administration2.5%2.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.7%2.2%
      Education, health & social services15.6%30.4%
      Other48.8%44.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Indian Wells, CA5,194$96,96175%
      La Quinta, CA39,801$71,33829%
      Rancho Mirage, CA17,876$66,08319%
      Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA2,548$57,7504%
      Bermuda Dunes, CA7,339$57,5694%
      Palm Springs, CA46,714$46,05917%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      San Luis Obispo, CA46,716$47,77714%
      Twin Falls, ID46,623$44,35120%
      Texas City, TX46,811$41,95224%
      North Highlands, CA46,841$39,33429%
      Hattiesburg, MS46,846$30,74844%
      Palm Springs, CA46,714$46,05917%
      Source: The Palm Springs, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).