Income/capita 25%
Household income 46%
Unemployment 170%
Income per capita$22,392$31,458$29,829
Median household income$29,741$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$47,702$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$19,625$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$22,220$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$16,848$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate12.6%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level22.5%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Portola is 25% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Portola is 46% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Portola is 170% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Portola is 49% higher than the national average

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      Portola employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry22.2%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector6.3%6.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services6.3%26.8%
      Public administration1.3%2.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.0%2.7%
      Education, health & social services6.1%28.9%

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      C-Road, CA116$80,50046%
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      Iron Horse, CA332$71,39729%
      Beckwourth, CA275$68,52924%
      Plumas Eureka, CA337$64,00016%
      Portola, CA2,082$29,74146%

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      Arlington, MN2,082$46,01717%
      Gibbon, NE2,081$50,8858%
      Three Forks, MT2,083$53,2294%
      Willow, AK2,081$53,9582%
      Portola, CA2,082$29,74146%
      Source: The Portola, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).