McFarland, CA

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Population

13,930

4.03% growth

Median Age

25.8


Median Household Income

$35,069

4.1% growth

Poverty Rate

35.9%


Number of Employees

4,632

7.77% growth

Median Property Value

$149,200

9.14% growth

About

In 2017, McFarland, CA had a population of 13.9k people with a median age of 25.8 and a median household income of $35,069. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of McFarland, CA grew from 13,391 to 13,930, a 4.03% increase and its median household income grew from $33,687 to $35,069, a 4.1% increase.

The population of McFarland, CA is 95.6% Hispanic or Latino, 2.76% White Alone, and 0.89% Black or African American Alone. 85.2% of the people in McFarland, CA speak a non-English language, and 72.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in McFarland, CA is $149,200, and the homeownership rate is 57.9%. Most people in McFarland, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in McFarland, CA is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of McFarland, CA employs 4.63k people. The largest industries in McFarland, CA are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,101 people), Retail Trade (507 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (252 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,833), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,955), and Construction ($51,083).

Median household income in McFarland, CA is $35,069. Males in McFarland, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in McFarland, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,069

2017 value

± $4,430

4.1%

1 Year Growth

± 15.6%

Households in McFarland, CA have a median annual income of $35,069, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,687 in 2016, which represents a 4.1% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in McFarland, CA made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of McFarland, CA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for McFarland, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for California was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in California in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in California across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 47.02

  2. Census Tract 47.01

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in McFarland, CA was Census Tract 47.02 with a value of $37,885, followed by Census Tract 47.01 and N/A, with respective values of $33,592 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the places in McFarland, CA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

35.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in McFarland, CA (4.64k out of 12.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Hispanic

    4,537 ± 455

  2. White

    4,345 ± 451

  3. Other

    289 ± 100

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in McFarland, CA is Hispanic, followed by White and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.63k

2017 Value

± 408

7.77%

1 Year growth

± 11.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McFarland, CA grew at a rate of 7.77%, from 4.3k employees to 4.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in McFarland, CA, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1,895 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (361 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (331 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of McFarland, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of McFarland, CA, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1,895 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (361 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (331 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, McFarland, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (60.6 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.28 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.27 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of McFarland, CA, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($85,066), Management Occupations ($51,875), and Construction & Extraction Occupations ($48,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.63k

2017 Value

± 408

7.77%

1 Year growth

± 11.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in McFarland, CA grew at a rate of 7.77%, from 4.3k employees to 4.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in McFarland, CA, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,101 people), Retail Trade (507 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (252 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of McFarland, CA, though some of these residents may live in McFarland, CA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in McFarland, CA, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2,101 people), Retail Trade (507 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (252 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, McFarland, CA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (38.3 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.16 times), and Utilities (2.12 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in McFarland, CA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,833), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,955), and Construction ($51,083).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight with $157B and Gasoline and $127B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound California products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound California trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from California to other states, or from other states to California.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that California shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.3% of the population of McFarland, CA has health coverage, with 25.7% on employee plans, 50.6% on Medicaid, 2.77% on Medicare, 6.21% on non-group plans, and 0.139% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of McFarland, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in McFarland, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1281 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.7%

Uninsured

25.7%

Employer Coverage

50.6%

Medicaid

2.77%

Medicare

6.21%

Non-Group

0.139%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in McFarland, CA declined by 26.9% from 20.1% to 14.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in McFarland, CA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in California by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

McFarland, CA is home to a population of 13.9k people, from which 72.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 35.7% of McFarland, CA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of McFarland, CA is composed of 13.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (95.6%), 384 White Alone residents (2.76%), 124 Black or African American Alone residents (0.89%), 70 Two or More Races residents (0.503%), 11 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.079%), 10 Asian Alone residents (0.0718%), 7 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0503%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in McFarland, CA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (9,733 speakers), Other & Unspecified Languages (36 speakers), and Arabic (16 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

17

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in McFarland, CA was 25.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 17, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in McFarland, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all McFarland, CA residents was 26.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

35.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

36.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 35.7% of McFarland, CA residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in McFarland, CA was 36.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of McFarland, CA was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 McFarland, CA residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

72.3%

2017 Citizenship

71.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 72.3% of McFarland, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in McFarland, CA was 71.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    13.3k ± 563

  2. White Alone

    384 ± 175

  3. Black or African American Alone

    124 ± 51

In 2017, there were 34.7 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (13.3k people) in McFarland, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 384 White Alone and 124 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    9,733 speakers (84.5%)

  2. Other & Unspecified Languages

    36 speakers (0.313%)

  3. Arabic

    16 speakers (0.139%)

85.2% of McFarland, CA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in McFarland, CA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 84.5% of the overall population of McFarland, CA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.313% speak Other & Unspecified Languages and 0.139% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    49 ± 50

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    14 ± 25

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    12 ± 24

McFarland, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.5 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in McFarland, CA was $149,200 in 2017, which is 0.686 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $136,700 to $149,200, a 9.14% increase. The homeownership rate in McFarland, CA is 57.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in McFarland, CA have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in McFarland, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$35,069

Median Household Income

± $4,430

3.02k

Number of Households

± 324

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.02k households in McFarland, CA grew to $35,069 from the previous year's value of $33,687.

The following chart displays the households in McFarland, CA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $15k - $20k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$149,200

2017 Median

± $12,872

$136,700

2016 Median

± $10,597

In 2017, the median property value in McFarland, CA grew to to $149,200 from the previous year's value of $136,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in McFarland, CA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McFarland, CA the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in McFarland, CA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In McFarland, CA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.9%

2017 Homeownership

56.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.9% of the housing units in McFarland, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in McFarland, CA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in McFarland, CA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in McFarland, CA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in McFarland, CA have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.974% of the workforce in McFarland, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79%

  2. Carpooled

    15.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.6%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in McFarland, CA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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