Income/capita 43%
Household income 2%
Unemployment 3%
IndexSanta AnaCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$17,040$31,458$29,829
Median household income$54,062$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$73,814$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$42,544$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$24,957$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$19,096$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.8%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level21.2%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Santa Ana is 43% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Santa Ana is 2% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Santa Ana is 3% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Santa Ana is 40% higher than the national average

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      Santa Ana employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.2%0.8%
      Manufacturing sector18.2%1.7%
      Financial & insurance services2.5%4.7%
      Wholesale & retail services13.7%15.0%
      Public administration1.1%2.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.8%2.1%
      Education, health & social services6.5%21.1%

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      Las Flores, CA5,671$122,331121%
      Yorba Linda, CA67,362$119,697116%
      Santa Ana, CA333,605$54,0622%

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      Anaheim, CA346,776$61,82612%
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      Santa Ana, CA333,605$54,0622%
      Source: The Santa Ana, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).