California Poverty Rate by City

Data Item State
Chart.
People of all ages in poverty - percent, 2006-2010 - (Percent)
County Value
Acton 6.3
Adelanto 25.6
Agoura Hills 4.0
Alameda 10.1
Alamo 4.7
Albany 8.7
Alhambra 12.7
Aliso Viejo 3.7
Alondra Park 18.9
Alpine 6.4
Alta Sierra 2.1
Altadena 9.2
Alum Rock 9.7
American Canyon 5.1
Anaheim 13.7
Anderson 22.2
Antelope 7.7
Antioch 13.4
Apple Valley 17.9
Aptos 10.8
Arcadia 9.1
Arcata 28.5
Arden-Arcade 15.3
Arroyo Grande 5.9
Artesia 9.3
Arvin 33.1
Ashland 15.8
Atascadero 8.8
Atherton 7.1
Atwater 23.4
Auburn 8.9
August 38.8
Avenal 37.7
Avocado Heights 13.3
Azusa 17.4
Bakersfield 17.3
Baldwin Park 15.9
Banning 14.6
Barstow 21.4
Bay Point 21.7
Bear Valley Springs 7.1
Beaumont 11.0
Bell 22.6
Bell Gardens 22.7
Bellflower 13.1
Belmont 3.6
Ben Lomond 9.2
Benicia 5.2
Berkeley 18.9
Bermuda Dunes 5.7
Beverly Hills 7.9
Big Bear City 17.6
Big Bear Lake 21.1
Blackhawk 1.6
Bloomington 22.7
Blythe 16.8
Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos 4.5
Bonita 6.4
Bostonia 14.9
Boyes Hot Springs 20.0
Brawley 24.7
Brea 5.7
Brentwood 5.4
Bret Harte 32.2
Buena Park 9.8
Burbank 8.2
Burlingame 7.2
Calabasas 6.0
Calexico 22.1
California City 23.0
Calimesa 13.7
Calipatria 17.2
Calistoga 10.5
Camarillo 4.7
Cambria 5.2
Cameron Park 5.1
Camp Pendleton North 6.1
Camp Pendleton South 7.8
Campbell 7.6
Canyon Lake 5.0
Capitola 9.4
Carlsbad 7.2
Carmichael 10.2
Carpinteria 10.7
Carson 8.0
Casa de Oro-Mount Helix 4.8
Castaic 5.8
Castro Valley 6.6
Castroville 13.8
Cathedral City 16.3
Ceres 16.9
Cerritos 6.1
Charter Oak 9.5
Cherry Valley 4.7
Cherryland 21.0
Chico 21.2
Chino 6.2
Chino Hills 4.1
Chowchilla 18.4
Chula Vista 9.6
Citrus 9.0
Citrus Heights 11.8
Claremont 6.4
Clayton 3.1
Clearlake 32.9
Cloverdale 6.4
Clovis 10.2
Coachella 23.7
Coalinga 23.3
Colton 17.9
Colusa 14.5
Commerce 13.8
Compton 22.8
Concord 9.6
Contra Costa Centre 6.9
Corcoran 25.3
Corning 26.6
Corona 8.9
Coronado 6.1
Corte Madera 2.2
Costa Mesa 13.3
Cotati 7.6
Coto de Caza 1.6
Country Club 12.6
Covina 10.7
Crescent City 33.3
Crestline 16.5
Cudahy 24.3
Culver City 7.2
Cupertino 4.6
Cutler 45.8
Cypress 6.3
Daly City 7.0
Dana Point 5.5
Danville 3.6
Davis 23.5
Del Aire 4.6
Delano 27.7
Delhi 17.0
Desert Hot Springs 24.9
Desert Palms 2.4
Diamond Bar 4.6
Diamond Springs 9.1
Dinuba 26.4
Discovery Bay 2.9
Dixon 8.6
Downey 10.0
Duarte 10.4
Dublin 3.9
Durham 5.8
Earlimart 44.9
East Foothills 7.3
East Hemet 14.8
East La Mirada 7.0
East Los Angeles 24.1
East Palo Alto 16.6
East Pasadena 6.3
East Porterville 40.4
East Rancho Dominguez 17.4
East San Gabriel 6.9
Eastvale 3.8
El Cajon 21.3
El Centro 20.9
El Cerrito 7.7
El Cerrito 7.0
El Dorado Hills 2.8
El Granada 2.6
El Monte 20.7
El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles) 10.0
El Rio 20.8
El Segundo 3.3
El Sobrante (Contra Costa) 8.1
El Sobrante (Riverside) 3.9
Elk Grove 8.0
Elverta 5.2
Emeryville 15.0
Encinitas 8.0
Escalon 9.0
Escondido 15.6
Eucalyptus Hills 3.6
Eureka 21.1
Exeter 17.2
Fair Oaks 7.8
Fairfax 7.0
Fairfield 11.0
Fairview 6.1
Fallbrook 10.5
Farmersville 31.2
Fillmore 11.4
Firebaugh 33.5
Florence-Graham 28.7
Florin 18.1
Folsom 3.7
Fontana 12.5
Foothill Farms 20.4
Fort Bragg 26.1
Fort Irwin 10.1
Fortuna 19.1
Foster City 4.4
Fountain Valley 6.2
Fowler 20.1
Franklin 17.3
Fremont 5.2
French Valley 4.0
Fresno 24.9
Fruitridge Pocket 37.6
Fullerton 11.3
Galt 12.2
Garden Acres 26.6
Garden Grove 12.9
Gardena 15.9
Garnet 17.3
Gilroy 8.7
Glen Avon 12.9
Glendale 13.0
Glendora 6.5
Gold River 4.0
Golden Hills 20.6
Goleta 9.1
Gonzales 15.8
Good Hope 30.1
Grand Terrace 3.9
Granite Bay 3.6
Grass Valley 16.3
Greenacres 3.1
Greenfield 19.0
Gridley 17.8
Grover Beach 13.1
Guadalupe 14.8
Gustine 18.4
Hacienda Heights 7.7
Half Moon Bay 6.5
Hanford 16.5
Hawaiian Gardens 15.8
Hawthorne 16.1
Hayward 12.5
Healdsburg 9.3
Hemet 18.0
Hercules 5.8
Hermosa Beach 5.1
Hesperia 19.2
Hidden Valley Lake 15.0
Highland 17.3
Hillsborough 2.8
Hilmar-Irwin 11.6
Hollister 12.5
Holtville 23.4
Home Gardens 18.0
Homeland 17.3
Hughson 13.4
Huntington Beach 7.0
Huntington Park 24.0
Huron 54.5
Imperial 12.6
Imperial Beach 19.5
Indio 19.7
Inglewood 19.8
Interlaken 16.8
Ione 6.6
Irvine 10.2
Isla Vista 52.1
Jamul 4.2
Joshua Tree 22.2
Kensington 3.1
Kentfield 3.5
Kerman 22.0
Keyes 25.8
King City 14.7
Kingsburg 15.8
La Canada Flintridge 3.2
La Crescenta-Montrose 6.5
La Habra 10.8
La Habra Heights 2.1
La Mesa 11.7
La Mirada 5.2
La Palma 6.2
La Presa 13.9
La Puente 12.0
La Quinta 9.3
La Riviera 20.9
La Verne 6.8
Ladera Heights 4.1
Ladera Ranch 3.6
Lafayette 2.3
Laguna Beach 7.5
Laguna Hills 8.5
Laguna Niguel 5.5
Laguna Woods 7.4
Lake Arrowhead 12.4
Lake Elsinore 12.4
Lake Forest 5.3
Lake Los Angeles 27.8
Lake Mathews 14.2
Lakeland Village 19.4
Lakeside 7.7
Lakewood 5.2
Lamont 27.2
Lancaster 20.2
Larkfield-Wikiup 11.1
Larkspur 5.6
Las Flores 2.8
Lathrop 8.3
Lawndale 15.8
Lemon Grove 16.4
Lemon Hill 35.7
Lemoore 13.0
Lemoore Station 10.8
Lennox 30.1
Lincoln 6.7
Linda 28.9
Lindsay 34.7
Live Oak 13.5
Live Oak 22.3
Livermore 5.6
Livingston 17.2
Lodi 15.8
Loma Linda 12.7
Lomita 8.6
Lompoc 18.9
Long Beach 19.1
Loomis 5.9
Los Alamitos 5.6
Los Altos 2.2
Los Altos Hills 2.6
Los Angeles 19.5
Los Banos 18.7
Los Gatos 3.5
Los Osos 8.7
Lucas Valley-Marinwood 4.3
Lucerne Valley 23.8
Lynwood 20.1
Madera 25.7
Madera Acres 15.2
Magalia 18.9
Malibu 6.3
Mammoth Lakes 15.2
Manhattan Beach 3.0
Manteca 9.1
Marina 14.9
Marina del Rey 9.8
Martinez 7.9
Marysville 23.2
Mayflower Village 6.0
Maywood 22.5
McFarland 34.9
McKinleyville 10.2
Mead Valley 22.6
Mecca 50.4
Mendota 44.6
Menifee 9.0
Menlo Park 6.2
Mentone 7.0
Merced 26.2
Midway City 13.7
Mill Valley 2.4
Millbrae 5.9
Milpitas 5.8
Mira Loma 13.4
Mira Monte 7.2
Mission Viejo 4.2
Modesto 16.8
Monrovia 9.8
Montclair 15.2
Montebello 14.9
Montecito 9.6
Monterey 10.6
Monterey Park 12.6
Moorpark 3.5
Moraga 4.6
Moreno Valley 16.2
Morgan Hill 10.0
Morro Bay 11.6
Mountain House 5.8
Mountain View 6.8
Murrieta 6.2
Muscoy 23.6
Napa 11.7
National City 22.6
Newark 7.6
Newman 16.5
Newport Beach 6.3
Nipomo 9.4
Norco 9.4
North Auburn 9.5
North Fair Oaks 22.4
North Highlands 21.6
North Tustin 3.2
Norwalk 11.1
Novato 7.4
Nuevo 3.4
Oak Hills 5.4
Oak Park 3.0
Oakdale 9.4
Oakland 18.7
Oakley 7.4
Oasis 50.0
Oceano 13.2
Oceanside 10.1
Oildale 25.7
Ojai 5.6
Old Fig Garden 11.2
Olivehurst 24.4
Ontario 12.7
Orange 9.1
Orange Cove 43.9
Orangevale 6.2
Orcutt 5.5
Orinda 2.2
Orland 17.0
Orosi 35.1
Oroville 22.5
Oroville East 9.0
Oxnard 15.1
Pacific Grove 6.8
Pacifica 4.8
Palermo 16.3
Palm Desert 8.8
Palm Springs 11.9
Palmdale 17.7
Palo Alto 5.7
Palos Verdes Estates 1.8
Paradise 12.6
Paramount 19.2
Parkway 24.2
Parlier 29.5
Pasadena 13.5
Patterson 11.5
Pedley 8.9
Perris 22.3
Petaluma 7.5
Phelan 13.5
Pico Rivera 11.0
Piedmont 2.4
Pinole 7.7
Pinon Hills 25.1
Pismo Beach 5.5
Pittsburg 13.6
Placentia 10.9
Placerville 17.0
Pleasant Hill 6.9
Pleasanton 3.5
Pleasure Point 9.2
Plumas Lake 8.2
Pollock Pines 9.7
Pomona 17.2
Port Hueneme 15.6
Porterville 25.9
Poway 4.3
Prunedale 8.5
Quartz Hill 17.0
Ramona 10.7
Rancho Calaveras 6.9
Rancho Cordova 16.3
Rancho Cucamonga 4.8
Rancho Mirage 10.6
Rancho Murieta 1.6
Rancho Palos Verdes 3.9
Rancho San Diego 2.9
Rancho Santa Margarita 3.5
Red Bluff 26.5
Redding 17.3
Redlands 10.1
Redondo Beach 5.5
Redwood City 9.6
Reedley 22.9
Rialto 14.7
Richmond 16.4
Ridgecrest 13.2
Rio del Mar 6.4
Rio Linda 8.1
Rio Vista 9.8
Ripon 10.7
Riverbank 14.9
Riverside 14.9
Rocklin 4.4
Rodeo 11.8
Rohnert Park 11.3
Rolling Hills Estates 1.7
Rosamond 22.0
Rosedale 5.6
Roseland 14.5
Rosemead 14.2
Rosemont 12.1
Roseville 7.1
Rossmoor 2.7
Rowland Heights 10.5
Rubidoux 17.4
Sacramento 17.3
Salida 10.3
Salinas 18.1
San Anselmo 7.2
San Bernardino 27.4
San Bruno 7.2
San Buenaventura (Ventura) 9.4
San Carlos 3.3
San Clemente 7.2
San Diego 14.1
San Diego Country Estates 4.4
San Dimas 5.4
San Fernando 17.2
San Francisco 11.9
San Gabriel 13.7
San Jacinto 17.2
San Jose 10.8
San Juan Capistrano 11.4
San Leandro 8.6
San Lorenzo 7.3
San Luis Obispo 31.3
San Marcos 11.3
San Marino 3.5
San Martin 14.1
San Mateo 5.9
San Pablo 18.3
San Rafael 10.3
San Ramon 2.9
Sanger 24.6
Santa Ana 17.9
Santa Barbara 14.1
Santa Clara 8.6
Santa Clarita 7.6
Santa Cruz 17.8
Santa Fe Springs 8.9
Santa Maria 17.7
Santa Monica 11.1
Santa Paula 18.1
Santa Rosa 12.2
Santee 6.3
Saranap 1.2
Saratoga 4.2
Sausalito 6.0
Scotts Valley 4.1
Seal Beach 6.9
Seaside 11.6
Sebastopol 5.9
Selma 22.0
Shafter 21.8
Shasta Lake 16.4
Sierra Madre 6.9
Signal Hill 7.9
Silver Lakes 12.7
Simi Valley 5.8
Solana Beach 7.6
Soledad 15.5
Solvang 6.0
Sonoma 5.6
Soquel 6.7
South El Monte 15.6
South Gate 18.5
South Lake Tahoe 17.7
South Monrovia Island 12.7
South Oroville 45.9
South Pasadena 6.6
South San Francisco 6.3
South San Gabriel 12.2
South San Jose Hills 12.2
South Whittier 10.8
Spring Valley 9.8
Spring Valley Lake 4.6
St. Helena 5.7
Stanford 20.0
Stanton 15.7
Stevenson Ranch 6.1
Stockton 19.8
Strawberry 7.2
Suisun City 8.9
Sun Village 14.3
Sunnyslope 14.9
Sunnyvale 6.2
Susanville 17.4
Taft 12.9
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley 3.8
Tara Hills 5.5
Tehachapi 14.3
Temecula 8.2
Temescal Valley 3.4
Temple City 7.1
Templeton 4.8
Thermalito 20.0
Thousand Oaks 5.1
Thousand Palms 11.7
Tiburon 3.7
Topanga 4.8
Torrance 6.3
Tracy 10.4
Truckee 8.6
Tulare 19.1
Turlock 14.1
Tustin 9.6
Twentynine Palms 14.2
Ukiah 15.5
Union City 7.3
University of California Davis 31.6
Upland 8.9
Vacaville 7.0
Valinda 8.8
Valle Vista 11.8
Vallejo 13.9
Valley Center 6.6
Vandenberg Village 1.9
Victorville 19.4
View Park-Windsor Hills 6.8
Villa Park 2.3
Vincent 12.1
Vineyard 10.4
Visalia 15.6
Vista 13.8
Walnut 4.9
Walnut Creek 4.4
Walnut Park 27.6
Wasco 26.3
Waterford 21.3
Watsonville 18.7
West Athens 21.2
West Carson 6.6
West Covina 8.7
West Hollywood 13.2
West Modesto 29.1
West Puente Valley 11.8
West Rancho Dominguez 12.2
West Sacramento 16.6
West Whittier-Los Nietos 10.0
Westlake Village 3.4
Westminster 12.9
Westmont 29.6
Whittier 9.2
Wildomar 10.8
Williams 13.4
Willowbrook 25.4
Willows 22.2
Wilton 6.8
Windsor 5.0
Winter Gardens 7.4
Winters 9.2
Winton 30.7
Woodcrest 6.9
Woodlake 28.2
Woodland 11.2
Woodside 3.7
Yorba Linda 2.3
Yreka 23.0
Yuba City 14.3
Yucaipa 10.4
Yucca Valley 13.5

Data item: People of all ages in poverty - percent, 2006-2010

Source: U. S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates. Updated every year. http://factfinder2.census.gov

Definitions:

Poverty statistics in ACS products adhere to the standards specified by the Office of Management and Budget in Statistical Policy Directive 14. The Census Bureau uses a set of dollar value thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who is in poverty. Further, poverty thresholds for people living alone or with nonrelatives (unrelated individuals) vary by age (under 65 years or 65 years and older). The poverty thresholds for two-person families also vary by the age of the householder. If a family's total income is less than the dollar value of the appropriate threshold, then that family and every individual in it are considered to be in poverty. Similarly, if an unrelated individual's total income is less than the appropriate threshold, then that individual is considered to be in poverty.

How the Census Bureau Determines Poverty Status

Poverty status is determined by comparing annual income to a set of dollar values called poverty thresholds that vary by family size, number of children and age of householder. If a family's before tax money income is less than the dollar value of their threshold, then that family and every individual in it are considered to be in poverty. For people not living in families, poverty status is determined by comparing the individual's income to his or her poverty threshold.

The poverty thresholds are updated annually to allow for changes in the cost of living using the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U). They do not vary geographically. The ACS is a continuous survey and people respond throughout the year. Since income is reported for the previous 12 months, the appropriate poverty threshold for each family is determined by multiplying the base-year poverty threshold (1982) by the average of monthly CPI values for the 12 months preceding the survey month.

Scope and Methodology:

These data are collected in the American Community Survey (ACS). The data are estimates and are subject to sampling variability. The data for each geographic area are presented together with margins of error at factfinder2.census.gov. The data are period estimates, that is, they represent the characteristics of the population over a specific 60-month data collection period.

Since answers to income questions are frequently based on memory and not on records, many people tended to forget minor or sporadic sources of income and, therefore, underreport their income. Underreporting tends to be more pronounced for income sources that are not derived from earnings, such as public assistance, interest, dividends, and net rental income.

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