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Income/capita 29%
Household income 12%
Unemployment 28%
IndexVandenberg AFBCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$21,216$31,458$29,829
Median household income$62,018$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$0$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$62,018$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$32,153$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$19,196$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate3.4%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level5.4%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Vandenberg AFB is 29% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Vandenberg AFB is 12% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Vandenberg AFB is 28% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Vandenberg AFB is 64% lower than the national average

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      $41,341$62,018$124,036
      City
      $42,517$63,783$127,566
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
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      Vandenberg AFB median earnings by income bracket

      Vandenberg AFB employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry0.0%0.0%
      Manufacturing sector5.6%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%1.0%
      Wholesale & retail services10.9%11.0%
      Public administration70.2%47.4%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities0.0%0.0%
      Education, health & social services0.0%22.7%
      Other11.7%16.6%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mission Hills, CA3,616$85,05254%
      Vandenberg Village, CA7,146$77,40640%
      Orcutt, CA30,109$75,69537%
      Casmalia, CA140$71,60729%
      Los Alamos, CA1,351$59,6888%
      Vandenberg AFB, CA3,483$62,01812%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Bunk Foss, WA3,484$97,29776%
      Carey, OH3,482$50,4179%
      South Oroville, CA3,481$35,95835%
      Freeland, PA3,485$49,30611%
      Livingston, AL3,485$16,06371%
      Vandenberg AFB, CA3,483$62,01812%
      Source: The Vandenberg AFB, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).