Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexSanta RosaCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$38,773$31,458$29,829
Median household income$80,472$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$100,104$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$61,845$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$43,079$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$32,868$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.5%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level10.0%15.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in Santa Rosa is 30% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Santa Rosa is 45% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Santa Rosa is 25% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Santa Rosa is 34% lower than the national average

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      $53,642 $80,472 $160,944
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      Santa Rosa median earnings by income bracket

      Santa Rosa employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.9%11.9%
      Manufacturing sector15.1%15.1%
      Financial & insurance services2.8%2.8%
      Wholesale & retail services17.2%17.2%
      Public administration3.4%3.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.9%5.9%
      Education, health & social services11.0%11.0%

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      Angwin, CA3,415$115,848109.4%
      Santa Rosa, CA178,391$80,47245.5%

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      Source: The Santa Rosa, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).