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Contra Costa County, CA&

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Population
1.14M
0.74% growth
Median Age
39.5
Median Household Income
$91,045
9.6% growth
Poverty Rate
8.62%
Number of Employees
549,609
2.51% growth
Median Property Value
$577,000
10.4% growth

Economy

The economy of Contra Costa County, CA employs 549,609 people. The economy of Contra Costa County, CA is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Real Estate, Rental & Leasing; and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services, which employ respectively 1.55; 1.48; and 1.39 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Contra Costa County, CA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (75,492), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services (57,852), and Retail trade (56,616), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($117,917), Utilities ($98,570), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($85,130).

Median household income in Contra Costa County, CA is $91,045. Males in Contra Costa County, CA have an average income that is 1.28 times higher than the average income of females, which is $56,697. The income inequality of Contra Costa County, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.507 which is higher than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Contra Costa County, CA. In Contra Costa County, CA the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 98 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,288. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.

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Diversity

Contra Costa County, CA is home to a population of 1.14M people, from which 88.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Contra Costa County, CA is composed of 502,828 White residents (44.3%), 288,713 Hispanic residents (25.4%), 180,270 Asian residents (15.9%), 93,005 Black residents (8.19%), and 59,614 Two+ residents (5.25%). The most common foreign languages in Contra Costa County, CA are Spanish (181,705 speakers), Chinese (32,658 speakers), and Tagalog (32,221 speakers), but compared to other places, Contra Costa County, CA has a relative high number of Persian (10,889 speakers), Tagalog (32,221 speakers), and Laotian (1,828 speakers).

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Education

In 2015 universities in Contra Costa County, CA awarded 7,829 degrees. The student population of Contra Costa County, CA is skewed towards females, with 2,987 male students and 4,842 female students. Most students in Contra Costa County, CA are White (2,748 and 35.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,139 and 27.3%), Asian (1,027 and 13.1%), and Black or African American (724 and 9.2%). The largest universities in Contra Costa County, CA by number of graduates are Diablo Valley College (2,476 and 31.6%), Los Medanos College (1,968 and 25.1%), and Saint Mary's College of California (1,206 and 15.4%). The most popular majors in Contra Costa County, CA are Biological & Physical Sciences (486 and 6.21%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (374 and 4.78%), and Humanistic Studies (247 and 3.15%). The median tuition costs in Contra Costa County, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $44,210 and $44,210 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Contra Costa County, CA is $577,000, which is 2.81 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $522,500 to $577,000, a 10.4% increase. The homeownership rate of Contra Costa County, CA is 64%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Contra Costa County, CA have an average commute time of 35.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Contra Costa County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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