San Bernardino, CA Economy


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San Bernardino, CA is a city located in the eponymous county of Southern California. It has a hot and dry climate with plenty of sunshine throughout the year. The city is home to many well-known companies including Stater Bros. Markets, Arrowhead Credit Union, San Manuel Casino and Mission Foods. The average 2 bedroom rent in San Bernardino is slightly higher than the US average at $1,560 versus $1,430 respectively. Additionally, the Food Cost Index in San Bernardino is 98 compared to 100 nationally - meaning groceries are slightly cheaper here than elsewhere in the country. All in all, San Bernardino offers an affordable cost of living along with popular attractions and great job market potential.

San Bernardino has an unemployment rate of 10.6%. The US average is 6.0%.

San Bernardino has seen the job market increase by 2.3% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 36.0%, which is higher than the US average of 33.5%.

Tax Rates for San Bernardino
- The Sales Tax Rate for San Bernardino is 8.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
- The Income Tax Rate for San Bernardino is 9.3%. The US average is 4.6%.
- Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.

Income and Salaries for San Bernardino
- The average income of a San Bernardino resident is $20,812 a year. The US average is $37,638 a year.
- The Median household income of a San Bernardino resident is $55,372 a year. The US average is $69,021 a year.

Income by Population Percent

  EconomySan Bernardino, CaliforniaUnited States
  10.66
  -5.7%-6.2%
  36.0%33.5%
  8.0%6.2%
  8.0%4.6%
  $20,812$37,638
  $55,372$69,021
  $59,171$85,028
  Population by Occupation
  0.5%1.2%
  0.1%0.5%
  9.4%6.8%
  7.8%10.0%
  3.3%2.5%
  13.6%11.0%
  13.6%4.8%
  0.5%0.8%
  0.8%1.9%
  2.0%4.7%
  1.5%1.9%
  2.8%7.6%
  0.0%0.1%
  6.7%4.2%
  7.2%9.3%
  11.1%14.0%
  1.9%2.1%
  7.5%7.0%
  4.5%4.8%
  5.4%4.7%
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Over 3 years ago

Living in san bernardino for now 8 years, id definitely say la is way better, from just looks to safety. i've seen a lot of sh*t happen here an it's sad. i never leave  More

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This place is the biggest county in all the United States, and it is also the biggest **** hole in the United States. It is a historical place with a tremendous story to  More

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Over 6 years ago

While I do believe the average housing price is slightly off (it is listed at $229,000, but it's actually more like $250,000), San Bernardino is still one of the most  More

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