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 2022Apr548,300531,50016,9003.1
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2022AprTotal Wage and Salary1,166,800
2022AprTotal Nonfarm1,165,200
2022AprTotal Private996,600
2022AprService Providing982,100
2022AprPrivate Service Providing813,500
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Data for Contra Costa County is not available. Data for Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley MD 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
Nurse Practitioners2018 - 20281,0001,45045045.0
Nurse Anesthetists2018 - 20282002808040.0
Dental Lab Technicians2018 - 20282303209039.1
Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs2018 - 20282,1102,91080037.9
Medical Appliance Technicians2018 - 20281101504036.4
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Data not available for Industry Employment Projections
 
High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Obstetricians and Gynecologists20211st Qtr$132.10$0.00$0.00$0.00
Psychiatrists20211st Qtr$125.78$0.00$0.00$0.00
Pediatricians, General20211st Qtr$113.65$0.00$0.00$0.00
General Internal Medicine Physicians20211st Qtr$111.77$70.83$0.00$0.00
Advertising and Promotions Managers20211st Qtr$109.30$74.45$0.00$0.00
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ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Building Permits (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Type of Permit
Year
Time Period
No. of Permits
Total Costs
Multi-Family 2020Annual1,205$224,737,282
Single Family 2020Annual1,539$460,520,690
Total all types construction permits 2020Annual2,744$685,257,972
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2020Time Period2019
United States Annual258.8Annual255.71.2
California Annual285.3Annual280.61.7
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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[Top]
Year
Time Period
Type
Median Price
2020AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$756,750
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2019Annual$382,745
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2019Annual$14,035,432
Cigarette Tax 2019Annual$1,957,788
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2019Annual$16,013
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2019Annual$0
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Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2020AnnualRetail $17,892,266,176
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
Contra Costa County 2019AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance1,147,269
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2019Annual$85,3241,147,269
Total Personal Income - BEA2019Annual$98,423,3181,147,269
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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
2015CensusContra Costa County , CAContra Costa County , CA283,631
2015CensusContra Costa County , CAAlameda County , CA100,160
2015CensusContra Costa County , CASan Francisco County , CA58,089
2015CensusAlameda County , CAContra Costa County , CA41,010
2015CensusSolano County , CAContra Costa County , CA19,504
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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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