Merced, California 

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Population

82,008

+6.4% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

9.3%

Median Income

$38,917

Median Home Price

$258,900

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Best Places to Live in Merced, California

Small city - Central California, mid-Central Valley, 80 miles south of Sacramento. May, October and April are the most pleasant months in Merced, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Merced, CA Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: California
County: Merced County
Metro Area: Merced Metro Area
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
City: Merced
Zip Codes: 95340 95348 95341
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 22 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Merced is 9.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Merced jobs have increased by 2.5%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Merced's cost of living is 4.7% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Merced's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Merced county remained strongly Democratic, 53.8% to 43.3%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Merced's population is 82,008 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 6.4%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 23.6 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Merced is Real Estate: $258,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.3%.

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. More Education



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Housing Market in Merced

It's a good time to buy in Merced. Home Appreciation is up 8.3% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Merced is $258,900.

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Reviews for Merced   44 Reviews
Merced: The Hippest Place in the Valley - 12/22/2020
Merced is totally slept on - you want a little bit of everything CA has to offer, at a fraction of the price of other CA cities? Merced is the place to go. The town... Read More

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Good place to live - 2/25/2020
Good place to live. More affordable than most of california. The city is growing and there is alot of business and growth here. Moved from the Bay area years ago and... Read More

Great place to live. Do not listen to angry people - 2/22/2020
Great place to live. Lots of progress and changes coming to the city. Great place to raise a family. UC Merced is expanding and businesses are investing. Downtown is... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN MERCED, CALIFORNIA
95340 95348 95341

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