Select a New Section:

Merced, California   Add Favorite    38 Reviews | Review This Place

Find your Best Mortgage in Merced: Fixed Rate, Adjustable Rate, 30 years, 15 years.


-Nearby national parks
-Emerging college town
-Future job growth


-Low educational attainment
-Cost of living
-Current unemployment

What Bert Has To Say About Merced Metro Area

Merced has played a role, for the past 125 years, as a sleepy agricultural and transportation center and a travel gateway to Yosemite National Park. But in 2005, the long-awaited University of California Merced campus was finally opened, which should over time greatly influence its role and character and bring positive growth. Aside from the University and its 2100-acre campus northeast of town, Merced is a typical Central Valley town, with a pleasant if somewhat mundane character. Retail and residential growth are well-planned and attractive.

Bert Suggests test-driving a neighborhood in Merced with an affordable short term rental. Click here to find the right place on Airbnb.


Quick Facts About Merced

    The unemployment rate in Merced is 10.00 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Merced jobs have Increased by 1.77 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Merced's cost of living is 1.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Merced's population is 82,436 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 46.64 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Merced is $189,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -40.90%.
    Merced public schools spend $8,250 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 23.6 students per teacher in Merced.

Merced Ranked & Rated

Merced Housing Market

It's a good time to buy in Merced. Home Appreciation is up 4.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Merced Real Estate.
The median home price in Merced is $189,300. Browse Homes in this Range.
Learn More
Mortgage Calculator     Home Equity Calculator

Reviews for Merced, California


Star Rating Not a fan. Not for me. Just okay. Great place. The best place.
Mouse over the stars for your rating and click to rate.
Start Your Review of Merced, CA

Rainy Cloud Over This Town

I grew up in Modesto and moved to Merced for work in 2012. I was in my early 20's and had my first real full-time job. Since I was in my early 20's and single, I wanted... (Read More)



Merced is not a bad place if you could change a fe

I resided in Merced for over 4 decades, basically grew up there and we truly loved the place. However in 2006 we saw a shift in the city and 2 years ago our family moved... (Read More)



Merced, CA

When I first arrived in Merced, 8 years ago, I was disappointed in my neighbors. But, they all got foreclosed on and moved. The new neighbors are ALL employed, happy... (Read More)



Side-by-Side Comparison

Compare Merced, California to any other place in the USA.

Ask A Merced Expert

This place does not have any experts.
How To Become An Expert Here

Select a New Section: