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Berkeley, California (CA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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20.3% of Berkeley, CA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 34.5% greater than the poverty level of 13.3% across the entire state of California. Taking into account residents not living in families, 33.7% of high school graduates and 37.0% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 23.8% among disabled males and 21.6% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 88.9%. For comparison, it was 50.2% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Berkeley, CA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Berkeley:

20.3%
Whole state:

13.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Berkeley:

12.2%
Whole state:

5.8%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Berkeley:

23.8%
California:

16.2%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 13.9% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Berkeley:

17.3%
California:

24.6%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Berkeley:

21.6%
California:

18.6%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 15.8% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Berkeley:

17.2%
California:

24.3%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

88.9%
Residents above poverty level:

50.2%

Poverty by age in Berkeley, CA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Berkeley
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Berkeley,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 5.2%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 15.7%6 to 11 years
  • 18.7%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.5%16 and 17 years
  • 59.0%18 to 24 years
  • 17.2%25 to 34 years
  • 6.8%35 to 44 years
  • 4.7%45 to 54 years
  • 19.1%55 to 64 years
  • 3.5%65 to 74 years
  • 4.1%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Berkeley
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Berkeley,CA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 5.1%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 9.8%6 to 11 years
  • 4.8%12 to 14 years
  • 18.7%15 years
  • 24.0%16 and 17 years
  • 63.8%18 to 24 years
  • 19.8%25 to 34 years
  • 6.4%35 to 44 years
  • 11.8%45 to 54 years
  • 14.8%55 to 64 years
  • 6.4%65 to 74 years
  • 7.4%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Berkeley, CA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Berkeley,CA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 4.7%Under 5 years
  • 4.1%5 years
  • 5.5%6 to 11 years
  • 3.3%12 to 14 years
  • 11.6%15 years
  • 8.9%16 and 17 years
  • 43.8%18 to 24 years
  • 8.2%25 to 34 years
  • 5.6%35 to 44 years
  • 4.6%45 to 54 years
  • 3.3%55 to 64 years
  • 2.6%65 to 74 years
  • 4.0%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Berkeley, CA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Berkeley, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Berkeley, CA (%)
  • 10.3%White
  • 26.9%Black
  • 20.2%American Indian
  • 33.5%Asian
  • 28.5%Native Hawaiian
  • 21.8%Other race
  • 15.7%2+ races
  • 15.8%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Berkeley, CA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Berkeley, CA (absolute numbers)
  • 6,026White
  • 2,533Black
  • 111American Indian
  • 6,486Asian
  • 151Native Hawaiian
  • 887Other race
  • 1,2462+ races
  • 1,728Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 18.6%Below poverty level
  • 81.4%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 27.0%Below poverty level
  • 73.0%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Berkeley, CA

Children below poverty level:
Berkeley, California:

5.8%
State:

17.8%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Berkeley:

33.7%
California:

18.0%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Berkeley:

37.0%
California:

43.0%
Poor families by family type
  • 21.6%Married-couple family
  • 20.6%Male, no wife present
  • 57.8%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Berkeley not in families by work experience
  • 1.3%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 56.2%Worked part-time
  • 42.5%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 1.7%One full-time, other part-time
  • 7.1%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 11.3%Both worked part-time
  • 42.0%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 37.9%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.7%1999 to 2000
  • 2.2%1995 to 1998
  • 1.3%1990 to 1994
  • 0.0%1980 to 1989
  • 1.4%1970 to 1979
  • 4.5%1960 to 1969
  • 9.7%1950 to 1959
  • 21.1%1940 to 1949
  • 59.1%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.1%1999 to 2000
  • 0.7%1995 to 1998
  • 1.0%1990 to 1994
  • 1.5%1980 to 1989
  • 1.5%1970 to 1979
  • 3.1%1960 to 1969
  • 8.8%1950 to 1959
  • 11.4%1940 to 1949
  • 71.9%1939 or earlier
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