Income/capita 134%
Household income 144%
Unemployment 12%
IndexSan CarlosCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$69,738$31,458$29,829
Median household income$135,220$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$163,678$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$73,863$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$97,558$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$54,275$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.1%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level3.7%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in San Carlos is 134% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in San Carlos is 144% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in San Carlos is 12% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in San Carlos is 75% lower than the national average

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      San Carlos employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.1%1.4%
      Manufacturing sector15.5%0.7%
      Financial & insurance services5.8%5.5%
      Wholesale & retail services10.1%10.0%
      Public administration2.9%3.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.0%2.1%
      Education, health & social services10.5%31.8%

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      Portola Valley, CA4,550$232,981321%
      Woodside, CA5,496$223,934305%
      San Carlos, CA29,596$135,220144%

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      San Carlos, CA29,596$135,220144%
      Source: The San Carlos, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).