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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      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%

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      Portola Valley, CA4,550$232,981321%
      Woodside, CA5,496$223,934305%
      Redwood City, CA82,595$90,46164%

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      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).