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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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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $28,264$42,401$84,802
      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.

      South Lake Tahoe median earnings by income bracket

      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%
      Other55.8%52.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

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      Genoa, NV983$134,838144%
      Glenbrook, NV151$134,327143%
      Skyland, NV262$128,654133%
      East Valley, NV1,467$104,15788%
      Lakeridge, NV258$88,12559%
      South Lake Tahoe, CA21,506$42,40123%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Roselle, NJ21,507$46,11817%
      Allison Park, PA21,515$78,35642%
      Darien, CT21,519$208,125276%
      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).