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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 2017Feb114,600100,40014,20012.4
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2017FebTotal Wage and Salary76,200
2017FebTotal Nonfarm64,900
2017FebService Providing53,700
2017FebTotal Private46,300
2017FebPrivate Service Providing35,100
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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, General20161st Qtr$123.94$0.00$0.00$0.00
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other20161st Qtr$100.67$0.00$0.00$0.00
Chief Executives20161st Qtr$82.26$60.03$79.63$0.00
Compensation and Benefits Managers20161st Qtr$74.33$57.37$71.05$0.00
Family and General Practitioners20161st Qtr$74.31$57.98$72.76$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 2013Annual49$5,584,700
Single Family 2013Annual99$30,011,192
Total all types construction permits 2013Annual148$35,595,892
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2013Time Period2012
United States Annual233.0Annual229.61.5
California Annual241.6Annual238.21.5
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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 (DQnews)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Type
Median Price
2014NovMedian Price of Homes Sold$173,000
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2012Annual$357,000,000
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2012Annual$7,462,000,000
Cigarette Tax 2012Annual$868,703,000
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2012Annual$14,088,000
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2012Annual$0
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Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2013AnnualRetail $685,001
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
Merced County 2014AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance265,069
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2013Annual$31,935263,228
Total Personal Income - BEA2013Annual$8,406,195263,228
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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
2000CensusMerced County , CAMerced County , CA55,021
2000CensusMerced County , CAStanislaus County , CA8,827
2000CensusStanislaus County , CAMerced County , CA4,962
2000CensusMerced County , CASanta Clara County , CA3,449
2000CensusMerced County , CAFresno County , CA1,325
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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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