Income/capita 13%
Household income 23%
Unemployment 54%
IndexSouth Lake TahoeCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$25,880$31,458$29,829
Median household income$42,401$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$62,689$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$33,930$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$25,842$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$25,328$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate7.2%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level16.3%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in South Lake Tahoe is 13% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in South Lake Tahoe is 23% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in South Lake Tahoe is 54% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in South Lake Tahoe is 8% higher than the national average

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      South Lake Tahoe employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry9.3%1.2%
      Manufacturing sector3.9%2.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.4%2.0%
      Wholesale & retail services11.2%13.0%
      Public administration3.6%3.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities4.2%0.6%
      Education, health & social services9.4%23.7%

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      East Valley, NV1,467$104,15788%
      Lakeridge, NV258$88,12559%
      South Lake Tahoe, CA21,506$42,40123%

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      Allison Park, PA21,515$78,35642%
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      Lakeside, CA21,488$65,25618%
      Midlothian, TX21,530$72,95632%
      South Lake Tahoe, CA21,506$42,40123%
      Source: The South Lake Tahoe, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).