Income/capita 9%
Household income 6%
Unemployment 41%
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Income per capita$27,146$31,458$29,829
Median household income$52,071$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$75,326$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$36,343$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$32,672$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$29,969$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate6.6%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level21.4%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Sacramento is 9% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Sacramento is 6% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Sacramento is 41% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Sacramento is 42% higher than the national average

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      Sacramento median earnings by income bracket

      Sacramento employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.2%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector6.7%0.7%
      Financial & insurance services3.6%5.4%
      Wholesale & retail services14.5%10.9%
      Public administration10.3%13.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.8%2.3%
      Education, health & social services13.6%32.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Gold River, CA7,652$108,44896.0%
      Wilton, CA4,995$86,85657.0%
      Elk Grove, CA163,634$83,14150.3%
      Vineyard, CA26,650$80,67845.8%
      Roseville, CA128,276$78,44641.8%
      Sacramento, CA484,530$52,0715.9%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Kansas City, MO471,767$47,48914.2%
      Mesa, AZ470,456$50,6158.5%
      Long Beach, CA469,793$55,1510.3%
      Atlanta, GA456,378$49,39810.7%
      Fresno, CA513,807$41,84224.4%
      Sacramento, CA484,530$52,0715.9%
      Source: The Sacramento, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).