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Income/capita 46%
Household income 22%
Unemployment 36%
IndexTehachapiCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$16,108$31,458$29,829
Median household income$42,961$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$60,964$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$26,147$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$35,194$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$24,724$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.0%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level18.4%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Tehachapi is 46% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Tehachapi is 22% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Tehachapi is 36% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Tehachapi is 22% higher than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $28,637$42,961$85,922
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Tehachapi median earnings by income bracket

      Tehachapi employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry16.2%1.9%
      Manufacturing sector12.5%5.1%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%5.5%
      Wholesale & retail services10.2%10.3%
      Public administration15.8%12.8%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities12.2%0.0%
      Education, health & social services5.2%37.8%
      Other28.0%27.5%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bear Valley Springs, CA5,152$82,52849%
      Stallion Springs, CA2,902$68,22523%
      Golden Hills, CA8,951$61,36111%
      Keene, CA377$55,0001%
      Tehachapi, CA13,179$42,96122%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Fort Mill, SC13,181$66,74821%
      South Charleston, WV13,182$47,00315%
      Alexandria, MN13,185$44,14020%
      Clayton, OH13,172$71,91130%
      St. Helens, OR13,169$45,72717%
      Tehachapi, CA13,179$42,96122%
      Source: The Tehachapi, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).