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Income/capita 67%
Household income 47%
Unemployment 15%
IndexSan RafaelCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$49,929$31,458$29,829
Median household income$81,360$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$122,492$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$49,914$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$40,461$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$35,450$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level13.7%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in San Rafael is 67% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in San Rafael is 47% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in San Rafael is 15% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in San Rafael is 9% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $54,234$81,360$162,720
      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 Rafael median earnings by income bracket

      San Rafael employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.0%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector6.0%0.6%
      Financial & insurance services5.1%5.6%
      Wholesale & retail services12.9%10.8%
      Public administration3.2%3.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.5%1.7%
      Education, health & social services11.4%30.9%
      Other43.7%40.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sleepy Hollow, CA2,275$208,452277%
      Ross, CA2,381$199,107260%
      Belvedere, CA2,017$178,750223%
      Kentfield, CA6,907$176,736219%
      Tiburon, CA9,170$149,510170%
      San Rafael, CA58,948$81,36047%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Idaho Falls, ID58,933$48,19613%
      Huntington Park, CA58,921$35,62936%
      Chapel Hill, NC59,005$65,37318%
      Royal Oak, MI58,823$68,50424%
      Port Orange, FL58,780$46,36416%
      San Rafael, CA58,948$81,36047%
      Source: The San Rafael, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).