Palmdale employment information

IndexPalmdaleCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$19,908$31,458$29,829
Median household income$52,801$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$67,873$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,128$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$35,685$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$23,314$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate6.8%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level20.6%15.8%15.1%
The Palmdale, CA employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Palmdale is $19,908, which is 37% lower than than the California average and 33% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $52,801, which is 17% lower than than the California average and 5% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Palmdale is 7%, which is 46% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Palmdale is 21% which is 36% higher than than the national average.
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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$35,197$52,801$105,602
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.

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  • The income per capita in Palmdale is 33% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Palmdale is 5% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Palmdale is 46% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Palmdale is 36% higher than the national average.

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Palmdale median earnings by income bracket

Palmdale employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry12.9%0.8%
Manufacturing sector14.2%1.1%
Financial & insurance services2.0%5.2%
Wholesale & retail services15.3%15.6%
Public administration6.2%4.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.7%2.3%
Education, health & social services10.5%37.5%
Other28.6%23.7%

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