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Placer County, CA&

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1.37% growth
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Median Household Income
12.8% growth
Poverty Rate
Number of Employees
4.88% growth
Median Property Value
8.57% growth

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The economy of Placer County, CA employs 174,807 people. The economy of Placer County, CA is specialized in Utilities; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 1.87; 1.54; and 1.37 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Placer County, CA are Healthcare & Social Assistance (26,633), Retail trade (22,000), and Educational Services (15,428), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($155,455), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($111,724), and Utilities ($72,113).

Median household income in Placer County, CA is $85,426. Males in Placer 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 Placer 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 Placer County, CA. In Placer 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 120 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $7,571. Monterey County, CA has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in California.


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Placer County, CA is home to a population of 380,531 people, from which 96.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Placer County, CA is composed of 278,316 White residents (73.1%), 52,567 Hispanic residents (13.8%), 26,173 Asian residents (6.88%), 16,532 Two+ residents (4.34%), and 5,328 Black residents (1.4%). The most common foreign languages in Placer County, CA are Spanish (24,264 speakers), Tagalog (4,574 speakers), and Chinese (2,222 speakers), but compared to other places, Placer County, CA has a relative high number of Scandinavian (441 speakers), Persian (1,436 speakers), and Tagalog (4,574 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Placer County, CA awarded 3,402 degrees. The student population of Placer County, CA is skewed towards females, with 1,501 male students and 1,901 female students. Most students in Placer County, CA are White (2,191 and 64.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (716 and 21%), Asian (144 and 4.23%), and Two or more races (135 and 3.97%). The largest universities in Placer County, CA by number of graduates are Sierra College (3,085 and 90.7%), William Jessup University (298 and 8.76%), and InterCoast Colleges-Roseville (19 and 0.56%). The most popular majors in Placer County, CA are General Social Sciences (489 and 14.4%), Biological & Physical Sciences (400 and 11.8%), and General Business Administration & Management (361 and 10.6%). The median tuition costs in Placer County, CA are N/A for private four year colleges, and $28,300 and $28,300 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 Placer County, CA is $442,300, which is 2.16 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $407,400 to $442,300, a 8.57% increase. The homeownership rate of Placer County, CA is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Placer County, CA have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Placer County, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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