Merced employment information

Income per capita$17,623$29,906$28,555
Median household income$38,917$61,489$53,482
Median income owner occupied$63,350$83,693$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,345$41,358$33,219
Median earnings male$25,997$35,724$36,116
Median earnings female$20,204$26,620$25,692
Unemployment rate10.2%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level30.8%16.4%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Merced is 38% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Merced is 27% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Merced is 76% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Merced is 97% higher than the national average.

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Hours worked per week

Merced median earnings by income bracket

Merced employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry6.5%1.3%
Manufacturing sector14.0%12.6%
Financial & insurance services1.3%3.8%
Wholesale & retail services15.2%12.9%
Public administration5.3%6.0%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.9%1.2%
Education, health & social services15.8%42.4%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
McSwain, CA4,531$98,51984%
Cressey, CA322$53,2141%
Livingston, CA13,461$50,6745%
Atwater, CA28,686$41,61922%
Ballico, CA333$41,25023%
Merced, CA80,490$38,91727%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Mission, TX80,538$43,59218%
Cranston, RI80,680$58,68410%
Farmington Hills, MI80,682$71,06133%
Parma, OH80,699$49,5687%
Chino, CA80,810$72,55436%
Merced, CA80,490$38,91727%
Source: The Merced, CA employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.