Merced, California 

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Population

82,436

47% Growth

Unemployment Rate

10.0%

Median Income

$38,917

Avg. Home Price

$231,100

Best Places to Live in Merced, California

Small city - Central California, mid-Central Valley, 80 miles south of Sacramento
Pros
-Nearby national parks
-Emerging college town
-Future job growth
Cons
-Low educational attainment
-Cost of living
-Current unemployment

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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

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: California
County: Merced County
Metro Area: Merced Metro Area
City: Merced
Zip Codes: 95340 95341 95348
Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Elevation: 22 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Merced is 10.0% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Merced jobs have increased by 1.77%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Merced's cost of living is 7.50% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Merced's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Merced's population is 82,436 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 46.64%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Merced is $231,100. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.02%. Check out the homes in the area.
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. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Merced

It's a good time to buy in Merced. Home Appreciation is up 11.0% in the last 12 months. Browse Merced Real Estate.

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Reviews for Merced   38 Reviews
Rainy Cloud Over This Town - 10/3/2017
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

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Merced is not a bad place if you could change a fe - 6/9/2016
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 - 5/17/2015
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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ZIP CODES IN MERCED, CALIFORNIA
95340 95341 95348
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