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Contra Costa County Profile

 
About this area:
Contra Costa County belongs to one of California’s busiest urban centers—the San Francisco Bay Area. There are nine counties contributing to the economy of the Bay Area: Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano and Sonoma. While there is a tremendous amount of growth and development in Contra Costa County, much of the land is still rural, providing many recreational opportunities. The western and northern area shorelines are highly industrialized, while the interior sections are residential, commercial and light industrial.
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
Contra Costa County 2017Jun555,400532,30023,1004.2
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2017JunTotal Wage and Salary1,161,500
2017JunTotal Nonfarm1,160,000
2017JunService Providing997,800
2017JunTotal Private979,900
2017JunPrivate Service Providing817,700
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Data for Contra Costa County is not available. Data for Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley Metro Div has been displayed for Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Brickmasons and Blockmasons2014 - 202432053021065.6
Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers2014 - 202422035013059.1
Cartographers and Photogrammetrists2014 - 20241602509056.3
Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers2014 - 202421033012057.1
Roofers2014 - 20241,7602,70094053.4
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Data for Contra Costa County is not available. Data for Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley Metro Div 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
Surgeons20171st Qtr$119.56$74.86$0.00$0.00
Internists, General20171st Qtr$113.11$75.96$0.00$0.00
Chief Executives20171st Qtr$111.72$77.63$0.00$0.00
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other20171st Qtr$108.40$76.76$0.00$0.00
Nurse Anesthetists20171st Qtr$106.64$0.00$0.00$0.00
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Data for Contra Costa County is not available. Data for Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley Metro Div 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 Contra Costa 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
2016AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$565,000
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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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Data for Contra Costa County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for State Revenues by Source
 
Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2016AnnualRetail $3,682,893,964
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
Contra Costa County 2015AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance1,135,127
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2014Annual$39,3131,135,127
Total Personal Income - BEA2014Annual$109,5731,135,127
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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
2000CensusContra Costa County , CAContra Costa County , CA254,749
2000CensusContra Costa County , CAAlameda County , CA95,938
2000CensusContra Costa County , CASan Francisco County , CA49,525
2000CensusAlameda County , CAContra Costa County , CA35,517
2000CensusSolano County , CAContra Costa County , CA22,018
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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
Martinez Adult EducationSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Martinez,CA
Montessori Teacher Training CenterApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsMountain View,CA
Contractors State License Services - ConcordApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsConcord,CA
Contra Costa County ROPSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Pleasant Hill,CA
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Mountain ViewUniversity or College (four-year school)Mountain View,CA
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