Income/capita 78%
Household income 98%
Unemployment 10%
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Income per capita$53,133$31,458$29,829
Median household income$109,799$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$131,509$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$100,832$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$89,961$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$46,659$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate4.2%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level7.0%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Sunnyvale is 78% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Sunnyvale is 98% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Sunnyvale is 10% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Sunnyvale is 53% lower than the national average

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      Sunnyvale employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry5.0%0.7%
      Manufacturing sector23.9%0.1%
      Financial & insurance services1.6%3.3%
      Wholesale & retail services9.3%10.2%
      Public administration1.7%2.2%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.9%0.9%
      Education, health & social services7.0%26.0%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Ladera, CA1,514$250,001351.9%
      Atherton, CA7,127$250,001351.9%
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,376$243,701340.5%
      Portola Valley, CA4,550$232,981321.1%
      Woodside, CA5,496$223,934304.8%
      Sunnyvale, CA149,596$109,79998.5%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rockford, IL149,597$40,14327.4%
      Kansas City, KS149,755$39,53628.5%
      Lakewood, CO149,793$58,2275.3%
      Lévis, QC149,331n/a 
      Escondido, CA149,912$54,2681.9%
      Sunnyvale, CA149,596$109,79998.5%
      Source: The Sunnyvale, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).