California Poverty Rate by City

Data Item State
Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013 - (Percent)
City Value
Acton 11.7
Adelanto 33.7
Agoura Hills 7.1
Alameda 10.3
Alamo 2.3
Albany 10.6
Alhambra 13.9
Aliso Viejo 5.1
Alondra Park 20.7
Alpine 8.1
Alta Sierra 2.1
Altadena 10.7
Alum Rock 11.7
American Canyon 8.6
Anaheim 16.1
Anderson 23.9
Antelope 12.5
Antioch 14.9
Apple Valley 20.2
Aptos 12.3
Arcadia 9.6
Arcata 34.1
Arden-Arcade 19.8
Arroyo Grande 7.4
Artesia 13.5
Arvin 32.7
Ashland 17.0
Atascadero 10.5
Atherton 3.6
Atwater 24.4
Auburn 11.1
August 40.9
Avenal 40.4
Avocado Heights 14.1
Azusa 20.1
Bakersfield 20.4
Baldwin Park 17.5
Banning 18.0
Barstow 26.2
Bay Point 29.1
Bear Valley Springs 5.0
Beaumont 11.8
Bell 30.2
Bell Gardens 27.6
Bellflower 17.1
Belmont 5.5
Ben Lomond 8.1
Benicia 5.7
Bermuda Dunes 9.4
Beverly Hills 8.8
Big Bear City 20.1
Big Bear Lake 19.4
Blackhawk 2.9
Bloomington 20.4
Blythe 19.2
Bonadelle Ranchos-Madera Ranchos 9.4
Bonita 11.4
Bostonia 20.9
Boyes Hot Springs 12.9
Brawley 24.1
Brea 6.6
Brentwood 5.7
Bret Harte 34.3
Buena Park 12.0
Burbank 9.4
Burlingame 7.5
Calabasas 6.6
Calexico 25.4
California City 24.0
Calimesa 13.4
Calipatria 23.1
Calistoga 12.7
Camarillo 5.8
Cambria 7.9
Cameron Park 5.2
Camp Pendleton North 18.7
Camp Pendleton South 8.8
Campbell 7.2
Canyon Lake 6.2
Capitola 8.0
Carlsbad 10.6
Carmichael 13.9
Carpinteria 7.5
Carson 10.0
Casa de Oro-Mount Helix 12.2
Castaic 8.6
Castro Valley 7.8
Castroville 25.0
Cathedral City 20.5
Ceres 20.5
Cerritos 5.5
Charter Oak 11.1
Cherry Valley 7.2
Cherryland 25.9
Chico 23.2
Chino 10.0
Chino Hills 6.1
Chowchilla 27.7
Chula Vista 11.8
Citrus 10.9
Citrus Heights 14.7
Claremont 7.2
Clayton 3.7
Clearlake 36.3
Cloverdale 5.0
Clovis 13.2
Coachella 30.9
Coalinga 22.8
Colton 24.5
Colusa 10.0
Commerce 16.5
Compton 26.3
Concord 12.1
Corcoran 28.7
Corning 25.9
Corona 10.8
Coronado 6.7
Corte Madera 3.7
Costa Mesa 15.1
Cotati 10.6
Coto de Caza 2.7
Country Club 16.8
Covina 11.3
Crescent City 24.2
Crestline 19.1
Cudahy 31.8
Culver City 7.1
Cupertino 4.3
Cutler 52.6
Cypress 6.7
Daly City 8.6
Dana Point 8.3
Danville 4.6
Davis 26.3
Del Aire 9.1
Delano 29.9
Delhi 14.4
Desert Hot Springs 32.0
Desert Palms 5.9
Diamond Bar 5.9
Diamond Springs 11.6
Dinuba 28.6
Discovery Bay 5.0
Dixon 11.0
Downey 11.8
Duarte 13.4
Dublin 3.8
Durham 9.9
Earlimart 45.6
East Foothills 6.4
East Hemet 18.0
East Los Angeles 26.9
East Palo Alto 18.4
East Pasadena 16.0
East Porterville 35.9
East Rancho Dominguez 20.0
East San Gabriel 7.8
Eastvale 4.7
El Cajon 26.4
El Centro 24.9
El Cerrito 8.5
El Cerrito 8.7
El Dorado Hills 3.8
El Granada 5.1
El Monte 24.3
El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles) 12.1
El Rio 17.0
El Segundo 4.8
El Sobrante (Contra Costa) 10.2
El Sobrante (Riverside) 6.8
Elk Grove 9.5
Elverta 9.4
Emeryville 9.7
Encinitas 9.3
Escalon 13.2
Escondido 18.7
Eucalyptus Hills 4.8
Eureka 23.8
Exeter 29.9
Fair Oaks 11.1
Fairfax 7.8
Fairfield 13.6
Fairview 7.2
Fallbrook 15.6
Farmersville 32.9
Fillmore 20.7
Firebaugh 35.2
Florence-Graham 30.7
Florin 25.6
Folsom 4.6
Fontana 15.5
Foothill Farms 24.0
Fort Bragg 23.5
Fort Irwin 9.4
Fortuna 20.3
Foster City 4.6
Fountain Valley 8.0
Fowler 23.2
Franklin 30.2
Fremont 6.0
French Valley 4.1
Fresno 28.9
Fruitridge Pocket 46.2
Fullerton 16.0
Galt 19.5
Garden Acres 22.5
Garden Grove 16.6
Gardena 15.5
Garnet 15.4
Gilroy 15.5
Glendale 14.2
Glendora 7.8
Gold River 2.3
Golden Hills 16.8
Goleta 6.9
Gonzales 23.9
Good Hope 40.6
Grand Terrace 8.8
Granite Bay 3.6
Grass Valley 24.6
Greenacres 5.8
Greenfield 24.5
Gridley 17.1
Grover Beach 12.4
Guadalupe 19.7
Gustine 22.0
Hacienda Heights 8.1
Half Moon Bay 7.4
Hanford 19.5
Hawaiian Gardens 24.4
Hawthorne 19.2
Hayward 14.4
Healdsburg 14.5
Hemet 23.3
Hercules 6.0
Hermosa Beach 3.4
Hesperia 25.3
Hidden Valley Lake 11.8
Highland 21.2
Hillsborough 3.1
Hilmar-Irwin 8.8
Hollister 13.3
Holtville 25.9
Home Gardens 24.4
Homeland 17.1
Hughson 18.6
Huntington Beach 8.9
Huntington Park 28.7
Huron 39.8
Imperial 11.8
Imperial Beach 18.6
Indio 21.9
Inglewood 22.4
Interlaken 12.2
Ione 13.8
Irvine 12.2
Isla Vista 62.8
Jamul 5.7
Joshua Tree 20.7
Kensington 3.4
Kentfield 3.8
Kerman 23.4
Keyes 34.9
King City 20.5
Kingsburg 17.9
La Canada Flintridge 1.8
La Crescenta-Montrose 7.4
La Habra 13.4
La Habra Heights 2.8
La Mesa 12.7
La Mirada 7.0
La Palma 9.0
La Presa 13.0
La Puente 14.3
La Quinta 9.7
La Riviera 25.4
La Verne 7.9
Ladera Heights 4.7
Ladera Ranch 4.0
Lafayette 3.4
Laguna Beach 6.3
Laguna Hills 6.7
Laguna Niguel 6.3
Laguna Woods 9.7
Lake Arrowhead 11.2
Lake Elsinore 14.2
Lake Forest 6.0
Lake Los Angeles 26.6
Lake Mathews 10.0
Lakeland Village 23.9
Lakeside 12.3
Lakewood 8.1
Lamont 28.8
Lancaster 21.5
Larkfield-Wikiup 9.7
Larkspur 4.0
Las Flores 4.6
Lathrop 10.5
Lawndale 16.7
Lemon Grove 18.5
Lemon Hill 38.6
Lemoore 14.5
Lemoore Station 13.1
Lennox 32.3
Lincoln 9.5
Linda 29.5
Lindsay 42.5
Live Oak 14.6
Live Oak 19.2
Livermore 5.7
Livingston 20.0
Lodi 18.1
Loma Linda 17.0
Lomita 12.2
Lompoc 23.7
Long Beach 20.2
Loomis 6.3
Los Alamitos 8.5
Los Altos 2.1
Los Altos Hills 3.8
Los Angeles 22.0
Los Banos 25.0
Los Gatos 4.6
Los Osos 9.0
Lucas Valley-Marinwood 5.0
Lucerne Valley 22.5
Lynwood 25.3
Madera 27.7
Madera Acres 11.6
Magalia 16.8
Malibu 10.6
Mammoth Lakes 9.9
Manhattan Beach 3.4
Manteca 10.8
Marina 19.2
Marina del Rey 9.9
Martinez 6.3
Marysville 32.3
Mayflower Village 3.1
Maywood 28.3
McFarland 32.9
McKinleyville 13.2
Mead Valley 31.2
Mecca 47.1
Mendota 47.4
Menifee 10.3
Menlo Park 6.1
Mentone 10.8
Merced 30.0
Midway City 19.8
Mill Valley 2.6
Millbrae 5.7
Milpitas 7.2
Mira Monte 11.9
Mission Viejo 5.3
Modesto 20.8
Monrovia 9.8
Montclair 18.1
Montebello 15.4
Montecito 7.1
Monterey 10.4
Monterey Park 15.2
Moorpark 7.2
Moraga 4.4
Moreno Valley 19.5
Morgan Hill 9.9
Morro Bay 13.8
Mountain House 6.2
Mountain View 8.1
Murrieta 7.0
Muscoy 32.2
Napa 11.1
National City 25.3
Newark 7.7
Newman 22.5
Newport Beach 7.9
Nipomo 11.5
Norco 8.8
North Auburn 13.4
North Fair Oaks 25.1
North Highlands 25.3
North Tustin 2.7
Norwalk 12.9
Novato 7.2
Nuevo 19.0
Oak Hills 8.7
Oak Park 4.7
Oakdale 16.1
Oakland 20.5
Oakley 9.4
Oasis 51.4
Oceano 18.9
Oceanside 13.3
Oildale 30.8
Ojai 11.5
Old Fig Garden 25.7
Olivehurst 19.5
Ontario 18.1
Orange 11.8
Orange Cove 49.2
Orangevale 7.7
Orcutt 6.5
Orinda 1.5
Orland 26.7
Orosi 32.9
Oroville 23.3
Oroville East 13.8
Oxnard 16.7
Pacific Grove 8.8
Pacifica 4.8
Palermo 21.6
Palm Desert 9.8
Palm Springs 18.2
Palmdale 21.2
Palo Alto 5.7
Palos Verdes Estates 3.2
Paradise 17.5
Paramount 22.1
Parkway 30.6
Parlier 35.5
Pasadena 13.2
Patterson 16.0
Perris 25.9
Petaluma 9.6
Phelan 13.7
Pico Rivera 13.0
Piedmont 4.1
Pinole 9.2
Pinon Hills 15.8
Pismo Beach 7.2
Pittsburg 16.8
Placentia 11.9
Placerville 18.4
Pleasant Hill 9.1
Pleasanton 4.8
Plumas Lake 3.9
Pollock Pines 9.9
Pomona 21.6
Port Hueneme 17.5
Porterville 27.0
Poway 5.3
Prunedale 9.7
Quartz Hill 19.1
Ramona 11.7
Rancho Calaveras 9.2
Rancho Cordova 17.8
Rancho Cucamonga 6.9
Rancho Mirage 13.6
Rancho Murieta 4.4
Rancho Palos Verdes 4.5
Rancho San Diego 5.7
Rancho Santa Margarita 3.9
Red Bluff 26.5
Redding 18.2
Redlands 12.5
Redondo Beach 5.4
Redwood City 9.0
Reedley 24.2
Rialto 19.1
Richmond 18.5
Ridgecrest 13.2
Rio del Mar 6.4
Rio Linda 14.9
Rio Vista 11.4
Ripon 9.7
Riverbank 16.0
Riverside 19.1
Rocklin 8.0
Rodeo 9.0
Rohnert Park 13.9
Rolling Hills Estates 3.5
Rosamond 17.7
Rosedale 7.6
Roseland 14.9
Rosemead 18.8
Rosemont 16.8
Roseville 8.3
Rossmoor 3.3
Rowland Heights 10.6
Sacramento 21.9
Salida 7.3
Salinas 21.0
San Anselmo 7.0
San Bernardino 32.4
San Bruno 6.6
San Buenaventura (Ventura) 10.7
San Carlos 4.4
San Clemente 8.6
San Diego 15.6
San Diego Country Estates 4.9
San Dimas 6.6
San Fernando 16.9
San Francisco 13.5
San Gabriel 13.3
San Jacinto 17.4
San Jose 12.2
San Juan Capistrano 14.2
San Leandro 10.0
San Lorenzo 9.0
San Luis Obispo 32.4
San Marcos 14.6
San Marino 5.4
San Martin 9.4
San Mateo 7.1
San Pablo 20.8
San Rafael 12.2
San Ramon 3.8
Sanger 22.7
Santa Ana 21.5
Santa Barbara 14.0
Santa Clara 9.0
Santa Clarita 9.5
Santa Cruz 21.9
Santa Fe Springs 9.1
Santa Maria 20.7
Santa Monica 11.2
Santa Paula 19.4
Santa Rosa 13.5
Santee 7.7
Saranap 7.5
Saratoga 3.7
Sausalito 5.9
Scotts Valley 3.2
Seal Beach 9.9
Seaside 16.4
Sebastopol 8.5
Selma 23.3
Shafter 19.1
Shasta Lake 21.2
Sierra Madre 8.3
Signal Hill 14.1
Silver Lakes 16.9
Simi Valley 6.6
Solana Beach 8.9
Soledad 21.3
Solvang 8.0
Sonoma 6.6
Soquel 5.8
South El Monte 19.4
South Gate 21.1
South Lake Tahoe 18.3
South Monrovia Island 18.0
South Oroville 31.9
South Pasadena 6.7
South San Francisco 7.1
South San Gabriel 13.3
South San Jose Hills 16.6
South Whittier 12.9
Spring Valley 11.5
Spring Valley Lake 11.2
St. Helena 6.8
Stanford 17.3
Stanton 19.6
Stevenson Ranch 4.2
Stockton 24.3
Strawberry 10.6
Suisun City 13.5
Sun Village 15.1
Sunnyvale 8.1
Susanville 22.1
Taft 16.8
Tamalpais-Homestead Valley 5.2
Tara Hills 13.9
Tehachapi 12.4
Temecula 8.5
Temple City 10.0
Templeton 6.2
Thermalito 30.9
Thousand Oaks 6.8
Thousand Palms 14.4
Tiburon 4.9
Topanga 5.9
Torrance 7.4
Tracy 8.2
Truckee 9.6
Tulare 21.4
Turlock 17.2
Tustin 12.2
Twentynine Palms 16.6
Ukiah 22.4
Union City 8.4
University of California Davis 41.1
Upland 13.5
Vacaville 9.9
Valinda 12.5
Valle Vista 21.6
Vallejo 17.5
Valley Center 5.9
Vandenberg Village 6.1
Victorville 25.3
View Park-Windsor Hills 8.3
Villa Park 1.9
Vineyard 12.9
Visalia 19.2
Vista 16.0
Walnut 6.2
Walnut Creek 5.3
Walnut Park 21.7
Wasco 32.4
Waterford 23.3
Watsonville 20.7
West Athens 28.6
West Carson 9.6
West Covina 10.0
West Hollywood 15.8
West Modesto 38.2
West Puente Valley 11.9
West Rancho Dominguez 17.2
West Sacramento 19.9
West Whittier-Los Nietos 10.1
Westlake Village 3.9
Westminster 16.7
Westmont 34.4
Whittier 12.4
Wildomar 13.9
Williams 12.3
Willowbrook 33.1
Willows 17.6
Wilton 15.3
Windsor 3.3
Winter Gardens 11.7
Winters 4.3
Winton 25.5
Woodcrest 6.9
Woodlake 26.1
Woodland 12.7
Woodside 4.6
Yorba Linda 3.1
Yreka 32.2
Yuba City 17.5
Yucaipa 13.8
Yucca Valley 20.5

Data item: Persons below poverty level, percent, 2009-2013

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 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.

Margins of Error (MOE). ACS estimates are based on a sample and are subject to sampling variability. The degree of uncertainty for an estimate arising from sampling variability is represented through the use of a MOE. The MOE used with ACS estimates can be interpreted as providing a 90 percent probability that the interval defined by the estimate plus the MOE and the estimate minus the MOE (the upper and lower confidence bounds) contains the full population value of the estimate.

For example, suppose the 5-year ACS reported the percentage of people 25 years and older in Birmingham, Alabama who had a bachelor's degree was 21.3 percent and that the MOE associated with this estimate is plus or minus (+/-) 0.9 percent. By adding and subtracting the MOE from the estimate, we can calculate the 90-percent confidence interval for this estimate at 21.3%, +/-0.9%:


21.3% - 0.9% = 20.4% = Lower-bound estimate
21.3% + 0.9% = 22.2% = Upper-bound estimate

Therefore, we can be 90 percent confident that the percent of the population in Birmingham, Alabama of age 25 years and older having a bachelor's degree in 2007-2011 falls somewhere between 20.4 percent and 22.2 percent.

For this Fact and other 5-year Economic Characteristic Facts (listed below), their estimates and margins of error or percents and percent margins of errors can be found on Data Profile - Economic Characteristics. This profile is displayed by geography. Click on the link for "Browse for Data sets (geography picked)" near the top of the Quick facts profile page, click on the link for People QuickLinks/American Community Survey - "Economic Characteristics" for the data profile.


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