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Living Wage for Families of Four (San Diego County, 2010)

Percent of married couples with two children making a living wage of at least $22.25 per hour, by race/ethnicity, San Diego County 2010.

  • In San Diego County, 28.2% of African American families of four make less than a living wage.
     
  • In San Diego County, 15.7% of Asian families of four make less than a living wage.
     
  • In San Diego County, 32.5% of Native American families of four make less than a living wage.
     
  • In San Diego County, 41.1% of Latino families of four make less than a living wage.
     
  • In San Diego County, 19.2% of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander families of four make less than a living wage.
     
  • In San Diego County, Latino families of four (41.1%) are nearly four times as likely to make less than a living wage as White families of four (11.5%).
     
  • In San Diego County, Native American families of four (32.5%) are nearly three times as likely to make less than a living wage as White families of four (11.5%).
     
  • In San Diego County, African American families of four (28.2%) are more than twice as likely to make less than a living wage as White families of four (11.5%).

San Diego 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

28.2

41.1

32.5

15.7

19.2

11.5

Number of Families of Four Making Below a Living Wage 2,410 32,702 288 4,739 210 13,750

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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