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Median Household Income​

San Joaquin County’s income and wealth largely depends upon residents’ current employment and education levels. Currently, a San Joaquin resident’s average earned income is $22,645 (per capita), $7,673 less than California’s average. San Joaquin’s median household income is $53,274, behind the state’s median income, $61,818.

SJC Facts: 15.2% of sjc families receive SNAP benefits, 17.5% of SJC residents are in poverty, and 6


San Joaquin County employment levels have risen for the last several years.
Job creation is San Joaquin County’s employment and unemployment numbers. Over the last 30 years, these numbers have fluctuated.
Around 2008, employment numbers dropped, driving up unemployment. Before 2008, San Joaquin County was at an all-time employment high; however, in 2016 San Joaquin County reached 300,000 employed, its highest employment. Employment is now higher than pre-recession numbers.

Employment Forecast

This UOP Center for Business and Policy Research employment forecast shows that total county employment will steadily increase. Construction, Natural Resources & Mining, and Professional & Business Services will double employment by 2045. Educational & Health Services, Leisure & Hospitality, and Government will also increase. No sector’s workforce shrinks, but Financial Activities expects the smallest gains.

Income and Benefits
(in 2017 inflation-adjusted dollars)

 Total Household Income  Percent of Total Households
 Less than $10,000  5.8%
 $10,000 to $14,999  5.6%
 $15,000 to $24,999  10.2%
 $25,000 to $34,999  9.4%
 $35,000 to $49,999  12.5%
 $50,000 to $74.999  18.2%
 $75,000 to $99,999  12.5%
 $100,000 to $149,999  14.9%
 $150,000 to $199,999  6.0%
 $200,000 or more  4.9%

Average salaries
*Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or "food stamps"