Income/capita 109%
Household income 81%
Unemployment 55%
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IndexSolana BeachCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$62,380$31,458$29,829
Median household income$100,352$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$117,639$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$70,833$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$72,400$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$37,049$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate2.1%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level6.5%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Solana Beach is 109% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Solana Beach is 81% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Solana Beach is 55% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Solana Beach is 57% lower than the national average

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      Solana Beach employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.5%0.6%
      Manufacturing sector5.5%2.2%
      Financial & insurance services6.4%3.8%
      Wholesale & retail services15.8%11.9%
      Public administration1.8%0.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.6%1.9%
      Education, health & social services10.1%25.0%

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      Poway, CA49,675$98,85978.7%
      Solana Beach, CA13,312$100,35281.4%

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      Solana Beach, CA13,312$100,35281.4%
      Source: The Solana Beach, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).