B+
Income/capita 55%
Household income 64%
Unemployment 36%
IndexRedwood CityCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$46,318$31,458$29,829
Median household income$90,461$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$124,260$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$68,556$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$49,935$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$40,122$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level9.1%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Redwood City is 55% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Redwood City is 64% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Redwood City is 36% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Redwood City is 40% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $60,301$90,461$180,922
      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.

      Redwood City median earnings by income bracket

      Redwood City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.5%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector10.2%0.9%
      Financial & insurance services4.1%6.1%
      Wholesale & retail services13.0%11.3%
      Public administration2.4%2.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.4%1.2%
      Education, health & social services12.1%30.8%
      Other38.0%37.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ladera, CA1,514$250,001352%
      Atherton, CA7,127$250,001352%
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,376$243,701341%
      Portola Valley, CA4,550$232,981321%
      Woodside, CA5,496$223,934305%
      Redwood City, CA82,595$90,46164%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Town 'n' Country, FL82,554$50,9978%
      Sioux City, IA82,666$46,02817%
      Hemet, CA82,748$35,60936%
      Buena Park, CA82,771$70,34127%
      Santa Fe, NM82,927$51,5727%
      Redwood City, CA82,595$90,46164%
      Source: The Redwood City, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).