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Income/capita 6%
Household income 22%
Unemployment 17%
IndexWest CarsonCaliforniaNational
Income per capita$27,986$31,458$29,829
Median household income$67,562$63,783$55,322
Median income owner occupied$75,359$86,568$70,586
Median income renter occupied$50,081$43,419$35,192
Median earnings male$37,051$36,599$36,919
Median earnings female$33,397$27,020$26,250
Unemployment rate5.5%5.5%4.7%
Poverty level11.3%15.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in West Carson is 6% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in West Carson is 22% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in West Carson is 17% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in West Carson is 25% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $45,036$67,562$135,124
      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.

      West Carson median earnings by income bracket

      West Carson employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.6%1.6%
      Manufacturing sector14.6%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services2.9%5.3%
      Wholesale & retail services13.8%14.7%
      Public administration6.7%2.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities10.0%4.4%
      Education, health & social services13.4%36.9%
      Other29.8%22.7%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Rolling Hills, CA1,760$220,764299%
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,582$200,766263%
      Manhattan Beach, CA35,573$144,868162%
      Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,206$129,728134%
      Hermosa Beach, CA19,726$121,345119%
      West Carson, CA21,929$67,56222%

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      Pace, FL21,922$63,99816%
      Sunny Isles Beach, FL21,937$52,0606%
      Oxford, OH21,941$29,45147%
      Del City, OK21,962$42,24524%
      Summit, NJ21,895$136,491147%
      West Carson, CA21,929$67,56222%
      Source: The West Carson, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).