Income/capita 59%
Household income 37%
Unemployment 45%
IndexPismo BeachCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$47,330$31,458$29,829
Median household income$75,978$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$81,467$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$70,038$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$51,722$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$30,093$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate2.5%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level7.3%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Pismo Beach is 59% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Pismo Beach is 37% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Pismo Beach is 45% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Pismo Beach is 52% lower than the national average

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      Pismo Beach employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry3.8%0.3%
      Manufacturing sector5.2%5.4%
      Financial & insurance services4.9%4.5%
      Wholesale & retail services19.0%13.2%
      Public administration7.5%3.6%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.2%1.4%
      Education, health & social services15.1%28.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Woodlands, CA1,075$140,188153%
      Los Ranchos, CA1,630$117,740113%
      Avila Beach, CA1,242$96,64675%
      Callender, CA1,814$80,24045%
      Blacklake, CA895$71,02928%
      Pismo Beach, CA7,984$75,97837%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Decorah, IA7,985$52,9124%
      Ilion, NY7,986$42,90122%
      Newton, NJ7,982$52,2266%
      Summit Park, UT7,986$121,841120%
      Oak Brook, IL7,988$144,286161%
      Pismo Beach, CA7,984$75,97837%
      Source: The Pismo Beach, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).