Per Capita Income by Race & Ethnicity

Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties

Percent Change in Inflation-Adjusted Per Capita Income: 2010-2015
Silicon Valley San Francisco California United States
White +10.2% +14.4% +5.9% +6.6%
Asian +11.1% +28.1% +10.5% +9.4%
Black or African American +9.8% +9.3% +5.0% +6.2%
Hispanic or Latino +7.5% +0.9% +5.8% +8.4%
Multiple & Other -2.1% +16.7% +4.1% +7.2%

Data Source:

U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey

Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

Data for per Capita Income are from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. All income values have been inflation-adjusted and are reported in 2015 dollars, using the Bay Area consumer price index for all urban consumers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the Silicon Valley and San Francisco data, the California consumer price index for all urban consumers from the California Department of Finance for California data, and the U.S. city average consumer price index for all urban consumers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for U.S. data. Silicon Valley data includes Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Per capita income is the mean money income received computed for every man, woman, and child in a geographic area. It is derived by dividing the total income of all people 15 years old and over in a geographic area by the total population in that area. Income is not collected for people under 15 years old even though these people are included in the denominator of per capita income. This measure is rounded to the nearest whole dollar. Money income includes amounts reported separately for wage or salary income; net self-employment income; interest, dividends, or net rental or royalty income or income from estates and trusts; Social Security or Railroad Retirement income; Supplemental Security Income (SSI); public assistance or welfare payments; retirement, survivor, or disability pensions; and all other income. Population data used to compute per capita values are from the United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates. Multiple & Other includes Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone, American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, Some Other Race Alone and Two or More Races; White, Asian, Black or African American, Multiple & Other are non-Hispanic.

Multiple & Other includes Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone, American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, Some Other Race Alone and Two or More Races; Personal income is defined as the sum of wage or salary income, net self-employment income, interest, dividends, or net rental welfare payments, retirement, survivor or disability pensions; and all other income; White, Asian, Black or African American, Multiple & Other are non-Hispanic.

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