Being a great place to live also means being a great place to work. A thriving economy helps the tax base (so there’s more money for city improvements) and helps a city attract and retain talent. The median household income in California is $61,818, and check out our data to give you an inside look at its key industries and job opportunities.
Palo Alto and San Francisco are well-known tech hubs, but these lesser-known California cities offer great quality of life — and tech jobs galore.
Even in expensive California, affordability is still possible.
Naval Station, UCLA, Disney head impressive list
Agriculture, tourism, technology are major economic contributors.
UC Santa Barbara, Raytheon head an impressive list.
Metro, hotels, House of Blues lead the way