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0.42% growth
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4.46% growth
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0.82% growth
Median Property Value
7.84% growth

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The economy of Merced, CA employs 29,020 people. The economy of Merced, CA is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Educational Services; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 9.06; 1.76; and 1.19 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Merced, CA are Educational Services (4,769), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,880), and Retail trade (3,325), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($65,455), Finance & Insurance ($42,560), and Educational Services ($37,120).

Median household income in Merced, CA is $39,307. Males in Merced, CA have an average income that is 1.2 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,411. The income inequality of Merced, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473 which is lower 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 Merced, CA. In Merced 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 47 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,297. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Merced, CA is from the county of Merced County, CA.

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Merced, CA is home to a population of 81,461 people, from which 87.7% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Merced, CA is composed of 41,691 Hispanic residents (51.2%), 23,851 White residents (29.3%), 9,437 Asian residents (11.6%), 4,342 Black residents (5.33%), and 1,790 Two+ residents (2.2%). The most common foreign languages in Merced, CA are Spanish (25,085 speakers), Hmong (3,174 speakers), and Other Asian (769 speakers), but compared to other places, Merced, CA has a relative high number of Hmong (3,174 speakers), Laotian (560 speakers), and Other Asian (769 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Merced, CA awarded 1,274 degrees. The student population of Merced, CA is skewed towards females, with 419 male students and 855 female students. Most students in Merced, CA are Hispanic or Latino (666 and 52.3%), followed by White (325 and 25.5%), Asian (140 and 11%), and Black or African American (56 and 4.4%). The largest universities in Merced, CA by number of graduates are Merced College (1,061 and 83.3%), Milan Institute-Merced (162 and 12.7%), and Sierra College of Beauty (51 and 4%). The most popular majors in Merced, CA are General Social Sciences (122 and 9.6%), General Psychology (119 and 9.3%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (65 and 5.1%). The median tuition costs in Merced, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A 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 Merced, CA is $170,500, which is 0.83 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $158,100 to $170,500, a 7.84% increase. The homeownership rate of Merced, CA is 40.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Merced, CA have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Merced, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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