Economic Insights

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Congressional District 49

Autos Drive California Forward

Industry Impact

8.5K
8.5 Thousand total auto jobs in California
1.90%
1.90% depend on the auto industry for jobs
$677.1M
Total Labor Income Annually
38K
Total New Cars Sold in 2022
Multi-industry contribution analysis of the economic impact of automotive manufacturing, selling, repairing, renting, and additional maintenance modeled using IMPLAN economic analysis data software, 2021 data year; compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by S&P Global Mobility, sales figures represent new vehicle registrations between January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022.

Tax Revenue

$89.8M
total state tax revenue
$0.00
corporate profits tax
$11.4M
state income taxes

Registrations

611.8K
Registered

By Body Style

  • Cars 254,991 (41.68%)
  • UVs 235,184 (38.44%)
  • Pickups 88,897 (14.53%)
  • Vans/Minivans 29,143 (4.76%)

By Powertrain

  • ICE / Hybrid 578,445 (94.56%)
  • Electric 23,524 (3.85%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 9,527 (1.56%)
  • Fuel Cell 254 (0.04%)
The California congressional district 49 average age of vehicles is 10.4 years; The national average is 12.2.

Figures compiled by Powerbase Associates with data provided by S&P Global Mobility as of December 31, 2022.

New Purchases

38K
Vehicles Sold

By Body Style

  • Cars 9,724 (25.58%)
  • UVs 22,158 (58.29%)
  • Pickups 4,873 (12.82%)
  • Vans/Minivans 1,259 (3.31%)

By Powertrain

  • ICE / Hybrid 29,258 (76.97%)
  • Electric 7,362 (19.37%)
  • Plug-In Hybrid 1,342 (3.53%)
  • Fuel Cell 53 (0.14%)

Auto-related Activity at Ports

Economic Activity From Past Decade

  • 0.00 0.00 Total Exports
  • 0.00 0.00 Total Imports

Economic Activity from 2022

  • 0.00 0.00 Total Exports
  • 0.00 0.00 Total Imports

Compiled by Powerbase Associates with data provided by USA Trade Online, figures represent port activity over the past decade and between January 1, 2022 - December 31, 2022.

Fueling

  • Gasoline Stations 166
  • EV Level 2 Charging Ports 266
  • EV Level 2 Charging Stations 133
  • EV DC Fast Charging Ports 61
  • EV DC Fast Charging Stations 24

Compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided by U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center, figures represent fueling data as of January 1, 2023.

Consumers
$108.5K
Median Household Income
59.00%
Owner Occupied Housing
41.00%
Rental Occupied Housing
83.30%
Owner Occupied Single Family Homes

Commuting to Work

  • Drive Alone to Work (62.30%)
  • Carpool to Work (5.40%)
  • Take Public Transportation (0.70%)
  • Work From Home (25%)
  • Other (6.60%)

Housing Type

  • Single Family Home (52.40%)
  • 1-Unit (15.90%)
  • 2-4 Units (8.50%)
  • 5-9 Units (5.90%)
  • 10-19 Units (5.70%)
  • 20+ Units (8.30%)
  • Mobile / RV / Boat (3.20%)

Figures compiled by Alliance for Automotive Innovation with data provided U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey 2021.

Automaker's Facilities

Mercedes-Benz Location Employees
Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America Carlsbad, CA 22