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Merced County Profile

 
About this area:
Located in central California, Merced is bordered by Santa Clara County to the northwest, Stanislaus County to the north, Tuolumne and Mariposa counties to the east, Madera and Fresno counties to the south, and San Benito County to the west. More than half of the county’s land is made up of an agriculturally-rich alluvial plain produced by the Chowchilla, San Joaquin, and Merced Rivers. Agriculture is one of the county’s main sources of revenue and, based on production, Merced is the fifth-leading agricultural county in California. Milk and related products from Merced’s commercial dairies generate the greatest amount of revenue. Other crops grown in commercial quantities include poultry, beef, almonds, and tomatoes.
EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
Unemployment Rate and Labor Force (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Labor Force
No. of
Employed
No. of
Unemployed
Unemployment Rate
Merced County 2017Oct115,900107,6008,3007.2
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2017OctTotal Wage and Salary84,500
2017OctTotal Nonfarm67,700
2017OctService Providing54,700
2017OctTotal Private48,800
2017OctPrivate Service Providing35,800
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Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Dental Lab Technicians2014 - 20244010060150.0
Heating/Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Workers2014 - 20249018090100.0
Drywall and Ceiling Tile Installers2014 - 2024408040100.0
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers2014 - 2024601105083.3
Woodworkers2014 - 202450904080.0
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Data for Merced County is not available. Data for Merced has been displayed for Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)
 
Projections of Employment by Industry
 
High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Dentists, General20171st Qtr$101.40$65.80$0.00$0.00
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other20171st Qtr$101.27$0.00$0.00$0.00
Chief Executives20171st Qtr$94.64$60.09$0.00$0.00
Family and General Practitioners20171st Qtr$83.74$60.38$76.65$0.00
Compensation and Benefits Managers20171st Qtr$73.05$55.04$70.51$0.00
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Data for Merced County is not available. Data for Merced MSA has been displayed for High Wage Occupations
 

ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Building Permits (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Type of Permit
Year
Time Period
No. of Permits
Total Costs
Multi-Family 2016AnnualN/AN/A
Single Family 2016AnnualN/AN/A
Total all types construction permits 2016AnnualN/AN/A
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2016Time Period2015
United States Annual240.0Annual237.01.3
California Annual255.3Annual249.62.3
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Data for Merced County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)
 
Median Price of Existing Homes Sold[Top]
Year
Time Period
Type
Median Price
2016AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$213,000
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2016Annual$357,000
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2016Annual$8,682,000
Cigarette Tax 2016Annual$811,518
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2016Annual$14,862
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2016Annual$0
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Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2015AnnualRetail $2,964,724,095
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
Merced County 2016AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance268,672
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2015Annual$43,845268,455
Total Personal Income - BEA2015Annual$9,714,034268,455
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County-to-County Commute Patterns (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Area of Residence
Area of WorkPlace
Number of Workers
2010CensusMerced County , CAMerced County , CA68,465
2010CensusMerced County , CAStanislaus County , CA10,053
2010CensusStanislaus County , CAMerced County , CA5,646
2010CensusMerced County , CASanta Clara County , CA4,118
2010CensusMerced County , CASan Joaquin County , CA1,610
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JOB OPENINGS & TRAINING PROVIDERS
Job Openings from JobCentral National Labor Exchange[Top]
 
Job Openings

Training Providers in Area[Top]
Provider Name
Provider Type
Location
Sierra College of BeautyApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsMerced,CA
Merced Adult SchoolSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Merced,CA
Merced CollegeCommunity Colleges (two-year school)Merced,CA
H & R Block Income Tax School - MercedApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsMerced,CA
Central Valley Opportunity CenterOther (incl. religious schools and seminaries)Winton,CA
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