Income/capita NAT. AVG.
Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexSouth GateCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$18,936$31,458$29,829
Median household income$55,084$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$75,740$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$43,521$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$31,373$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$22,988$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.7%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level15.5%15.8%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in South Gate is 37% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in South Gate is equal to the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in South Gate is 23% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in South Gate is 3% higher than the national average

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      $36,718 $55,084 $110,168
      $42,517 $63,783 $127,566
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      South Gate median earnings by income bracket

      South Gate employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry13.4%13.4%
      Manufacturing sector18.3%18.3%
      Financial & insurance services1.3%1.3%
      Wholesale & retail services17.2%17.2%
      Public administration2.4%2.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities14.0%14.0%
      Education, health & social services7.2%7.2%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Rolling Hills, CA1,439$250,000351.9%
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,359$197,826257.6%
      Bradbury, CA825$181,875228.8%
      San Marino, CA13,020$164,423197.2%
      La Habra Heights, CA5,318$163,750196.0%
      South Gate, CA94,905$55,0840.4%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Roswell, GA94,884$105,91391.4%
      Portsmouth, VA94,961$53,2133.8%
      North Vancouver, BC94,662n/a 
      Sunrise, FL94,657$54,7011.1%
      Hesperia, CA95,163$54,1492.1%
      South Gate, CA94,905$55,0840.4%
      Source: The South Gate, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).