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Gabriel Dillard

published on November 7, 2017 - 10:32 AM
Written by Gabriel Dillard

What does it take to know you are pulling in the most elite of paychecks in the Fresno area?

A house on the Van Ness Extension or Old Fig Garden? The newest model off the lot at Haron Jaguar or BMW Fresno? A Shaver Lake cabin or second home in Cayucos?

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau simplifies the answer even more — $187,121 each year.

At least that amount is what 5 percent of the population of Fresno pulls in each year.

American City Business Journals distilled the data from the Census Bureau’s 2016 American Community Survey that was released in September, creating “income ladders” for the nation’s major metropolitan areas. It shows the incomes exceeded by 80, 60, 50, 40, 20 and 5 percent of all households in each metro.

Here’s how those numbers break down in Fresno:

— 80 percent of households earn at least $18,524

— 60 percent earn at least $36,723

— 50 percent earn at least $48,715

— 40 percent earn at least $61,612

— 20 percent earn at least $101,736

— 5 percent earn at least $187,121

In Bakersfield, elite earners start pulling in slightly less: 5 percent earn at least $177,738, while 80 percent of households earn at least $20,910.

In Sacramento, 5 percent of households earn at least $231,152, while 80 percent of households pull in $26,571.

The data puts a ceiling on income calculations of $250,000, meaning any figures exceeding that limit are listed as “>$250,000.”

In Los Angeles, 5 percent earn at least >$250,000, while 80 percent earn at least $25,626.

In San Francisco, the upper earning ladder is the same, while 80 percent of households earn at least $36,353 a year. In the Silicon Valley area, 80 percent earn at least $41,879.

 


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