Income/capita 52%
Household income 27%
Unemployment 98%
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IndexSouth TaftCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$14,392$31,458$29,829
Median household income$40,625$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$40,724$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$40,515$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$28,288$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$13,269$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate9.2%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level16.0%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in South Taft is 52% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in South Taft is 27% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in South Taft is 98% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in South Taft is 6% higher than the national average

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      South Taft employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry3.8%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector14.8%23.5%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%0.0%
      Wholesale & retail services22.7%26.0%
      Public administration3.8%0.0%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities11.3%10.3%
      Education, health & social services0.0%21.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fellows, CA76$75,41736.3%
      Dustin Acres, CA640$58,4035.6%
      Derby Acres, CA338$51,8756.2%
      Taft, CA9,128$49,8449.9%
      New Cuyama, CA551$45,41717.9%
      South Taft, CA1,423$40,62526.6%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Harwich Center, MA1,423$78,64142.2%
      Marthasville, MO1,423$58,9776.6%
      Bunkerville, NV1,423$42,70822.8%
      Oak Leaf, TX1,423$101,25083.0%
      Weldford, NB1,423n/a 
      South Taft, CA1,423$40,62526.6%
      Source: The South Taft, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).