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Income/capita 22%
Household income 32%
Unemployment 159%
IndexSearles ValleyCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$23,208$31,458$29,829
Median household income$37,344$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$44,783$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,693$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$55,156$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$19,297$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate12.1%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level26.8%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Searles Valley is 22% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Searles Valley is 32% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Searles Valley is 159% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Searles Valley is 77% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $24,893$37,344$74,688
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Searles Valley median earnings by income bracket

      Searles Valley employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.6%2.5%
      Manufacturing sector32.1%8.8%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services6.2%21.9%
      Public administration6.5%4.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities6.8%0.0%
      Education, health & social services2.8%32.5%
      Other35.2%20.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ridgecrest, CA28,604$59,7808%
      Homewood Canyon, CA22$0100%
      Trona, CA14$0100%
      Valley Wells, CA0$0100%
      Searles Valley, CA1,582$37,34432%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Leona Valley, CA1,582$83,19450%
      Gorham, NH1,582$58,6986%
      White Island Shores, MA1,582$67,24022%
      Babbitt, MN1,582$42,32124%
      Quincy, CA1,582$50,7048%
      Searles Valley, CA1,582$37,34432%
      Source: The Searles Valley, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).