Income/capita 48%
Household income 16%
Unemployment 24%
Income per capita$15,464$31,458$29,829
Median household income$46,364$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,382$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$39,712$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$26,017$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$21,081$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.8%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level22.1%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Paramount is 48% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Paramount is 16% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Paramount is 24% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Paramount is 47% higher than the national average

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      Paramount employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.3%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector19.2%0.3%
      Financial & insurance services1.4%3.0%
      Wholesale & retail services15.7%18.0%
      Public administration1.9%2.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.1%4.2%
      Education, health & social services7.4%31.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rolling Hills, CA1,760$220,764299%
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,582$200,766263%
      Manhattan Beach, CA35,573$144,868162%
      Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,206$129,728134%
      Hermosa Beach, CA19,726$121,345119%
      Paramount, CA54,941$46,36416%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Port Arthur, TX54,913$32,00342%
      Hanford, CA54,912$51,2317%
      West Haven, CT54,972$50,8318%
      Aloha, OR54,908$67,67322%
      Shoreline, WA55,021$70,39827%
      Paramount, CA54,941$46,36416%
      Source: The Paramount, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).