Income/capita 49%
Household income 18%
Unemployment 60%
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Income per capita$15,287$31,458$29,829
Median household income$45,522$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$68,413$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$33,846$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$26,296$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$18,637$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate7.5%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level20.3%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in South Gate is 49% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in South Gate is 18% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in South Gate is 60% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in South Gate is 34% higher than the national average

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      South Gate employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.2%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector20.0%0.4%
      Financial & insurance services1.7%3.2%
      Wholesale & retail services21.2%20.3%
      Public administration1.5%3.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.3%3.2%
      Education, health & social services7.0%30.2%

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      Rolling Hills, CA1,760$220,764299.1%
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,582$200,766262.9%
      Manhattan Beach, CA35,573$144,868161.9%
      San Marino, CA13,324$139,792152.7%
      Bradbury, CA954$130,625136.1%
      South Gate, CA95,219$45,52217.7%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Niagara Falls, ON95,282n/a 
      New Bedford, MA94,988$38,17831.0%
      League City, TX94,976$97,08775.5%
      Dearborn, MI95,520$48,42112.5%
      Beaverton, OR94,865$59,6207.8%
      South Gate, CA95,219$45,52217.7%
      Source: The South Gate, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).