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

Percent of married couples with two children making a living wage of at least $20.17 per hour, by race/ethnicity, Sacramento County 2010.

  • In Sacramento County, 20.2% of African American families of four make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Sacramento County, 21.2% of Asian families of four make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Sacramento County, 27.6% of Native American families of four make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Sacramento County, 34.5% of Latino families of four make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Sacramento County, 24.4% of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander families of four make less than a living wage.
     
  • In Sacramento County, Latino families of four (34.5%) are nearly three times as likely to make less than a living wage as White families of four (13.7%).
     
  • In Sacramento County, Native American families of four (27.6%) are more than twice as likely to make less than a living wage as White families of four (13.7%).
     
  • In Sacramento County, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (24.4%), Asian (21.2%), and African American (20.2%) families of four are nearly twice as likely to make less than a living wage as White families of four (13.7%).

Sacramento 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

20.2

34.5

27.6

21.2

24.4

13.7

Number of Families of Four Making Below a Living Wage 1,370 8,422 154 4,182 283 7,514

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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