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Income/capita 35%
Household income 25%
Unemployment 3%
IndexSolvangCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$40,128$31,458$29,829
Median household income$69,261$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$92,705$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$54,679$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$53,958$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$22,460$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.8%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level11.0%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Solvang is 35% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Solvang is 25% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Solvang is 3% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Solvang is 27% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $46,169$69,261$138,522
      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.

      Solvang median earnings by income bracket

      Solvang employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry7.7%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector15.2%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.6%3.4%
      Wholesale & retail services19.1%15.4%
      Public administration6.5%1.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities2.4%1.2%
      Education, health & social services11.9%23.3%
      Other36.5%46.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ballard, CA362$109,37598%
      Santa Ynez, CA4,468$98,03677%
      Los Olivos, CA871$95,47673%
      Buellton, CA5,021$71,93230%
      Los Alamos, CA1,351$59,6888%
      Solvang, CA5,552$69,26125%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fruitridge Pocket, CA5,554$24,93855%
      Gardnerville, NV5,555$45,60718%
      Pecan Plantation, TX5,555$80,86546%
      Cullowhee, NC5,556$23,32458%
      Red Oak, IA5,547$33,07740%
      Solvang, CA5,552$69,26125%
      Source: The Solvang, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).