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Pros

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

Cons

-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.


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Quick Facts About Merced


    ECONOMY
    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.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Merced's cost of living is 1.10% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Merced's population is 82,436 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 46.64 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Merced is $189,300. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -40.90%.
    SCHOOLS
    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.

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  6/9/2016
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)

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  5/17/2015
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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)

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  1/14/2014
I have hated a few places

It usually comes down to frustration over an endless horizon of buildings and traffic, crowds of people and feeling isolated in the thick of it all. This is most places.... (Read More)

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