San Francisco County is in the top 10 for average personal income in California.
The latest figures from the Department of Commerce show the average individual income in 2017 was $119,868. That’s the second highest of the 58 counties in the state.
The average for California in 2017 was $59,796.
In San Francisco County, average income rose by 5.2% between 2016 and 2017. It has increased by 11.1% compared to 2015.
Personal income includes paychecks, social security benefits, employers’ contributions to retirement plans and health insurance, and any income from property.
The average is calculated by taking the total personal income for the county and dividing it by the adult population.
The state uses personal income data to help with budget planning and public spending decisions.
The data reveals the gap between the richest and poorest counties.
The highest average income in California is $124,552 in Marin County. It is one of three counties where the average is above $100,000. Kings County has the lowest with $35,326, three and a half times lower than Marin County.