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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Merced County, California need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In California

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.98 9.46 7.28 4.53 0.00 8.84
  Total Electric Industry 9.98 9.46 7.28 4.53 0.00 8.84
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.79 10.04 7.58 5.05 0.00 9.42
  Total Electric Industry 10.79 10.04 7.58 5.05 0.00 9.42
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.07 10.33 7.59 5.54 0.00 9.66
  Total Electric Industry 11.07 10.33 7.59 5.54 0.00 9.66
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.30 10.46 7.33 5.05 0.00 9.69
  Total Electric Industry 11.30 10.46 7.33 5.05 0.00 9.69
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.43 10.90 7.09 5.00 0.00 9.78
  Total Electric Industry 11.43 10.90 7.09 5.00 0.00 9.78
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.61 10.49 7.37 6.73 0.00 9.91
  Total Electric Industry 11.61 10.49 7.37 6.73 0.00 9.91
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.33 9.83 6.97 6.45 0.00 9.48
  Total Electric Industry 11.33 9.83 6.97 6.45 0.00 9.48
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.50 9.98 6.95 7.50 0.00 9.54
  Total Electric Industry 11.50 9.98 6.95 7.50 0.00 9.54
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.60 9.66 6.59 5.06 0.00 9.03
  Total Electric Industry 10.60 9.66 6.59 5.06 0.00 9.03
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 4.10 3.65 3.00 3.28 0.00 3.28
  Full-Service Providers 10.71 10.05 7.16 4.16 0.00 9.34
  Total Electric Industry 10.64 9.44 6.27 4.15 0.00 8.75
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 13.64 7.82 6.78 9.36 0.00 7.63
  Full-Service Providers 10.85 10.55 7.22 4.79 0.00 9.66
  Total Electric Industry 10.89 10.25 7.14 4.87 0.00 9.47
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.48 1.35 2.08 2.09 0.00 1.67
  Energy-Only Providers 13.21 8.02 7.49 10.78 0.00 8.21
  Full-Service Providers 12.08 12.41 9.54 8.47 0.00 11.41
  Total Electric Industry 12.09 12.15 9.23 8.48 0.00 11.22
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.80 3.57 2.17 5.73 0.00 2.95
  Energy-Only Providers 8.12 6.00 6.18 17.16 0.00 6.14
  Full-Service Providers 12.63 13.84 10.23 6.53 0.00 12.52
  Total Electric Industry 12.64 13.36 9.81 6.60 0.00 12.19
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.43 3.90 2.72 0.00 0.47 3.33
  Energy-Only Providers 7.41 5.76 6.18 0.00 3.47 5.94
  Full-Service Providers 12.23 12.83 9.79 0.00 7.38 12.05
  Total Electric Industry 12.23 12.48 9.59 0.00 5.80 11.78
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 5.66 4.31 3.14 0.00 0.50 3.72
  Energy-Only Providers 6.88 5.90 5.95 0.00 3.59 5.90
  Full-Service Providers 12.20 11.81 9.33 0.00 8.03 11.53
  Total Electric Industry 12.20 11.64 9.27 0.00 6.42 11.35
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.42 4.62 3.48 0.00 0.50 4.07
  Energy-Only Providers 9.52 6.83 6.68 0.00 3.95 6.75
  Full-Service Providers 12.49 11.97 9.39 0.00 8.11 11.71
  Total Electric Industry 12.51 11.92 9.55 0.00 6.55 11.63
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.79 4.92 3.54 0.00 0.55 4.27
  Energy-Only Providers 10.57 7.66 7.17 0.00 3.82 7.41
  Full-Service Providers 14.32 12.93 9.95 0.00 7.66 12.92
  Total Electric Industry 14.33 12.90 10.09 0.00 6.29 12.82

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Merced County, California

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 4,543   (6.4%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 3,827   (5.4%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 4,420   (6.2%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 6,381   (9.0%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 7,397   (10.4%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 9,260   (13.0%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 11,163   (15.7%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 6,250   (8.8%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 2,314   (3.3%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 3,028   (4.3%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 1,525   (2.1%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 869   (1.2%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 4,719   (6.6%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 5,284   (7.4%)


(updated 2010)



Household Size By Vehicles Available
(Merced County, California)

1-person household:

No vehicle available : 2,086

1 vehicle available : 9,471

2 vehicles available : 2,213

3 vehicles available : 511

4 or more vehicles available : 225

2-person household:

No vehicle available : 1,259

1 vehicle available : 6,080

2 vehicles available : 9,931

3 vehicles available : 2,482

4 or more vehicles available : 715

3-person household:

No vehicle available : 822

1 vehicle available : 3,402

2 vehicles available : 4,549

3 vehicles available : 2,892

4 or more vehicles available : 844

4-or-more-person household:

No vehicle available : 1,653

1 vehicle available : 5,386

2 vehicles available : 10,515

3 vehicles available : 6,548

4 or more vehicles available : 4,814


(updated 2013)



Household Size By Number Of Workers In Household
(Merced County, California)

1-person household:

No workers : 8,651

1 worker : 5,855

2-person household:

No workers : 7,273

1 worker : 7,832

2 workers : 5,362

3-person household:

No workers : 2,200

1 worker : 5,372

2 workers : 4,200

3 workers : 737

4-or-more-person household:

No workers : 3,890

1 worker : 11,331

2 workers : 9,464

3 or more workers : 4,231


(updated 2013)



Means of Transportation To Work
(Merced County, California)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 71,287

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 7,328

In 3-person carpool : 1,926

In 4-person carpool : 770

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 404

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 167

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 522

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 16

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 202

Bicycle : 300

Walked : 2,170

Other means : 2,575

Worked at home : 3,535


(updated 2013)



Travel Time To Work
(Merced County, California)

Less than 5 minutes : 4,380

5 to 9 minutes : 11,688

10 to 14 minutes : 16,379

15 to 19 minutes : 13,734

20 to 24 minutes : 11,598

25 to 29 minutes : 2,992

30 to 34 minutes : 7,542

35 to 39 minutes : 1,393

40 to 44 minutes : 1,778

45 to 59 minutes : 5,352

60 to 89 minutes : 5,016

90 or more minutes : 5,815


(updated 2013)



Occupations in Merced County, California

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 9,631  (22.3%)
  • Service Occupations: 4,931  (11.4%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 5,584  (12.9%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 5,248  (12.2%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 7,661  (17.7%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 9,654  (30.0%)
  • Service Occupations: 6,945  (21.6%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 10,976  (34.2%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 1,281  (4.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 285  (0.9%)


(updated 2010)





Amtrak Stations in Merced County, California

Bus Station(s)


    1480 Mercy Springs Road
    MacDonalds Restaurant - south side parking lot
    Los Banos, California 93635

Rail Station(s)


    324 West 24th St
    Merced, California 95340

(updated 2008)



Employment Rate In Merced County, California

Employed: 90,845
Unemployed: 9,366



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Merced County, California

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 7.4%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 20.1%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 28.8%
  • Other: 43.7%



Water Usage In Merced County, California

Ground Water

 
Fresh 638.98 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 638.98 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 1,241.08 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 1,241.08 Mgal/d





There are 2,815 Farms In Merced County, California


(updated 2008)



Banks In Merced County, California

Westamerica Bank - 7 Branches


    Bank Assets: $34.2m
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 92

Bank Of America, National Association - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $5.8b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 5,094

Jpmorgan Chase Bank, National Association - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $8b
    Industry Specialization: International
    Total Offices: 5,679

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $5.7b
    Industry Specialization: All Other > $1 Billion
    Total Offices: 6,310

Rabobank, National Association - 4 Branches


    Bank Assets: $57.2m
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 121

Citibank, National Association - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $4.1b
    Industry Specialization: International
    Total Offices: 958

Farmers & Merchants Bank Of Central California - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $4.3m
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 23

Compass Bank - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $150.9m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 675

Central Valley Community Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.1m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 21

Tri Counties Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2.7m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 62

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Merced County, California

  • Merced Regional/Macready Field


    (about 9.2 miles in Merced, California; Airport Code: MCE)

  • Merced Macready Regional


    (about 9.3 miles in Merced, California; Airport Code: MCE)

  • Castle


    (about 11.0 miles in Atwater, California; Airport Code: MER)

  • Los Banos Municipal


    (about 16.6 miles in Los Banos, California; Airport Code: LSN)

  • Chowchilla Airport


    (about 25.3 miles in Chowchilla, California; Airport Code: UXD)

  • Modesto City-County-Harry Sham Field


    (about 30.5 miles in Modesto, California; Airport Code: MOD)

  • Madera Municipal


    (about 35.8 miles in Madera, California; Airport Code: MAE)

  • William Robert Johnston Municipal


    (about 37.6 miles in Tranquillity, California; Airport Code: RQD)

  • Mariposa-Yosemite


    (about 39.3 miles in Midpines, California; Airport Code: XXR)

  • Hollister Municipal


    (about 47.2 miles in Hollister, California; Airport Code: HLI)

  • Tracy Municipal


    (about 52.0 miles in Tracy, California; Airport Code: CA7)

  • Sharpe AFF


    (about 52.3 miles in Lathrop, California; Airport Code: LRO)

  • Stockton Metropolitan


    (about 54.5 miles in Stockton, California; Airport Code: SCK)

  • Columbia Airport


    (about 56.1 miles in Columbia, California; Airport Code: COA)

  • Fresno Chandler Executive


    (about 59.0 miles in Fresno, California; Airport Code: FCH)

  • Chandler Downtown


    (about 59.0 miles in Fresno, California; Airport Code: FCH)

  • Fresno Air Terminal


    (about 61.9 miles in Fresno, California; Airport Code: FAT)

  • Fresno Yosemite International


    (about 62.0 miles in Fresno, California; Airport Code: FAT)

  • Watsonville Municipal


    (about 65.0 miles in Freedom, California; Airport Code: WVI)

  • Salinas Municipal


    (about 65.4 miles in Salinas, California; Airport Code: SNS)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Merced County, California

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

72.88%

Carpooled

18.45%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.60%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.05%

Subway Or Elevated

0.01%

Railroad

0.01%

Ferryboat

0.02%

Taxicab

0.02%

Motorcycle

0.12%

Bicycle

0.82%

Walked

2.96%

Other Means

0.83%

Worked At Home

3.23%



(updated 2010)





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