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Income/capita 51%
Household income 34%
Unemployment 114%
IndexSalton CityCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$14,697$31,458$29,829
Median household income$36,274$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$26,607$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$42,568$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$38,375$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$13,257$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate10.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level28.9%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Salton City is 51% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Salton City is 34% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Salton City is 114% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Salton City is 91% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $24,180$36,274$72,548
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Salton City median earnings by income bracket

      Salton City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.0%4.7%
      Manufacturing sector10.1%19.9%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services13.0%15.3%
      Public administration7.5%2.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.1%3.9%
      Education, health & social services2.8%35.5%
      Other36.5%33.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Desert Shores, CA1,173$32,73341%
      North Shore, CA3,199$27,98149%
      Oasis, CA4,374$22,21060%
      Bombay Beach, CA317$14,80373%
      Salton Sea Beach, CA501$0100%
      Salton City, CA5,217$36,27434%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Manitou Springs, CO5,217$52,6465%
      Tipton, IN5,217$42,97622%
      Springfield, MI5,218$35,28636%
      Chackbay, LA5,216$68,12523%
      Forestbrook, SC5,218$51,8706%
      Salton City, CA5,217$36,27434%
      Source: The Salton City, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).