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Living Wage for Families of Four (Alameda County, 2010)

Percent of married couples with two children making a living wage of at least $22.64 per hour, by race/ethnicity, Alameda County 2010.
 

  • In Alameda County, 17.9% of African American families of four make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Alameda County, 13.7% of Asian families of four make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Alameda County, 22.2% of Native American families of four make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Alameda County, 36.0% of Latino families of four make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Alameda County, 11.3% of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander families of four make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Alameda County, Latino families of four (36.0%) are five times as likely to make less than a living wage as White families of four (7.2%).
     
  • In Alameda County, Native American families of four (22.2%) are nearly three times as likely to make less than a living wage as White families of four (7.2%).
     
  • In Alameda County, African American families of four (17.9%) are more than twice as likely to make less than a living wage as White families of four (7.2%).
     
  • In Alameda County, Asian families of four (13.7%) are nearly twice as likely to make less than a living wage as White families of four (7.2%).

Alameda County, 2010

African American

Latino

Native American/ Alaska Native

Asian

Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander

White

Percent of Families of Four Making Below a Living  Wage

17.9

36.0

22.2

13.7

11.3

7.2

Number of Families of Four Making Below a Living Wage 1,149 9,281 71 5,735 118 3,025

Definition: The living wage is defined as the hourly wage rate or annual income that a sole provider working full time (2080 hours/yr) must earn to provide his/her family a minimum standard of living, covering costs of food, child care, health insurance, housing, transportation, and other necessities. 

Source: 
Healthy Communities Data and Indicators Project, California Department of Public Health
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