Merced, California 

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Economy in Merced, California

Merced has an unemployment rate of 10.0%. The US average is 5.2%.

Merced has seen the job market increase by 1.8% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 33.5%, which is lower than the US average of 38.0%.

Tax Rates for Merced
- The Sales Tax Rate for Merced is 8.0%. The US average is 6.0%.
- The Income Tax Rate for Merced is 8.0%. The US average is 4.6%.

Income and Salaries for Merced
- The average income of a Merced resident is $17,623 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
- The Median household income of a Merced resident is $38,917 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.

INCOME BY POPULATION PERCENT

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  ECONOMYMerced, CaliforniaUnited States
  Unemployment Rate10.0%5.2%
  Recent Job Growth1.8%1.6%
  Future Job Growth33.5%38.0%
  Sales Taxes8.0%6.0%
  Income Taxes0.080.046
  Income per Cap.$17,623$28,555
  Household Income$38,917$53,482
  Family Median Income$43,809$65,443
  POPULATION BY OCCUPATION
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting7.9%1.3%
  Mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction0.0%0.6%
  Construction5.1%6.2%
  Manufacturing9.3%10.4%
  Wholesale trade2.0%2.7%
  Retail trade11.6%11.6%
  Transportation and warehousing3.4%4.1%
  Utilities00
  Information1.4%2.1%
  Finance and insurance2.6%4.7%
  Real estate, rental, leasing2.4%1.9%
  Professional, scientific, technical services2.1%6.7%
  Management of companies0.0%0.1%
  Administrative, support, waste mgt svcs3.7%4.3%
  Educational services14.5%9.3%
  Health care and social assistance15.1%13.8%
  Arts, entertainment, recreation1.9%2.2%
  Accommodation, food services7.1%7.4%
  Other services3.6%4.9%
  Public administration5.6%4.8%
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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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