New California Median Income Figures Show Drops in Some Counties for the Second Straight Year

July 6, 2011

For the second straight year during the economic downturn, a number of counties experienced declines in median incomes in the 2011 figures published by the Department of Housing and Community Development on June 23 (as updated July 13). Prior to 2010, HUD's hold harmless policy prevented published median incomes from declining, but HUD eliminated that policy as of 2010. The counties with lower median incomes include Amador, Orange, Plumas, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties. Check out the new 2011 California median income figures, together with affordable rents and affordable housing costs for redevelopment-assisted housing, in the following counties: