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Income/capita 50%
Household income 30%
Unemployment 71%
IndexSan BernardinoCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$14,922$31,458$29,829
Median household income$38,456$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$56,403$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$25,869$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$23,632$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$17,440$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate8.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level32.3%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in San Bernardino is 50% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in San Bernardino is 30% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in San Bernardino is 71% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in San Bernardino is 113% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $25,634$38,456$76,912
      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.

      San Bernardino median earnings by income bracket

      San Bernardino employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry12.2%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector12.9%1.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.2%3.9%
      Wholesale & retail services18.3%15.2%
      Public administration3.0%7.1%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities13.0%5.7%
      Education, health & social services9.9%33.7%
      Other28.4%27.9%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Norco, CA26,809$87,06757%
      Redlands, CA70,442$66,51420%
      Fontana, CA205,228$65,99519%
      Grand Terrace, CA12,393$64,18816%
      Running Springs, CA4,624$62,34413%
      San Bernardino, CA214,581$38,45630%

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      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Des Moines, IA212,859$48,08813%
      Birmingham, AL212,424$32,40441%
      Richmond, VA216,773$41,18726%
      Spokane, WA212,078$43,27422%
      Boise, ID218,677$52,2496%
      San Bernardino, CA214,581$38,45630%
      Source: The San Bernardino, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).