Income/capita 23%
Household income 7%
Unemployment 49%
Income per capita$23,061$31,458$29,829
Median household income$58,979$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$80,385$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$39,688$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$31,008$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$23,134$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate6.9%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level17.8%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Riverside is 23% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Riverside is 7% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Riverside is 49% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Riverside is 18% higher than the national average

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      Riverside employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.6%1.5%
      Manufacturing sector14.1%0.7%
      Financial & insurance services1.8%4.0%
      Wholesale & retail services16.8%16.1%
      Public administration4.1%5.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.7%3.2%
      Education, health & social services13.6%35.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      El Sobrante, CA15,374$106,21992%
      Eastvale, CA58,217$104,94090%
      Temescal Valley, CA24,797$90,33263%
      Woodcrest, CA16,296$88,13359%
      Norco, CA26,809$87,06757%
      Riverside, CA318,678$58,9797%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Corpus Christi, TX320,050$52,1546%
      St. Louis, MO316,030$36,80933%
      Lexington-Fayette, KY311,529$50,6618%
      Pittsburgh, PA305,305$42,45023%
      Santa Ana, CA333,605$54,0622%
      Riverside, CA318,678$58,9797%
      Source: The Riverside, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).