Contra Costa County Profile


 
About this area:
Contra Costa County belongs to one of California’s busiest urban centers—the San Francisco Bay Area. There are nine counties contributing to the economy of the Bay Area: Contra Costa, Alameda, Marin, Napa, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, Solano and Sonoma. While there is a tremendous amount of growth and development in Contra Costa County, much of the land is still rural, providing many recreational opportunities. The western and northern area shorelines are highly industrialized, while the interior sections are residential, commercial and light industrial.
EMPLOYMENT AND WAGES
Unemployment Rate and Labor Force (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Labor Force
No. of
Employed
No. of
Unemployed
Unemployment Rate
Contra Costa County 2020Sep536,000486,20049,8009.3
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Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)[Top]
Year
Time Period
CES
Industry Title
No. of
Employed
2020SepTotal Wage and Salary1,051,300
2020SepTotal Nonfarm1,049,700
2020SepService Providing895,700
2020SepTotal Private893,400
2020SepPrivate Service Providing739,400
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Data for Contra Costa County is not available. Data for Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley MD has been displayed for Employment by Industry (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
 
Occupations with Fastest Job Growth (% change)[Top]
OccupationEstimated Year -
Projected Year
Employment
Employment Change
Estimated ProjectedNumberPercent
Solar Photovoltaic Installers2016 - 20261,0602,3401,280120.8
Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters2016 - 202657086029050.9
Nurse Anesthetists2016 - 20261902809047.4
Nurse Practitioners2016 - 20269201,36044047.8
Pile-Driver Operators2016 - 20261301906046.2
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High Wage Occupations[Top]
OccupationYearTime PeriodHourly
Mean
Hourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
Nurse Anesthetists20201st Qtr$124.68$0.00$0.00$0.00
Chief Executives20201st Qtr$108.75$74.64$0.00$0.00
Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates20201st Qtr$99.01$0.00$0.00$0.00
Advertising and Promotions Managers20201st Qtr$98.46$65.33$0.00$0.00
Computer and Information Systems Managers20201st Qtr$94.98$72.71$0.00$0.00
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ECONOMIC INDICATORS
Building Permits (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Type of Permit
Year
Time Period
No. of Permits
Total Costs
Multi-Family 2019Annual1,138$201,416,668
Single Family 2019Annual1,549$477,415,222
Total all types construction permits 2019Annual2,687$678,831,890
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Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)[Top]
AreaConsumer Price Index % Change
Time Period2019Time Period2018
United States Annual255.7Annual251.11.8
California Annual280.6Annual272.53.0
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Data for Contra Costa County is not available. Data for California has been displayed for Consumer Price Index (US BLS & Calif. DIR)
 
Median Price of Existing Homes Sold[Top]
Year
Time Period
Type
Median Price
2019AnnualMedian Price of Homes Sold$661,440
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State Revenues by Source[Top]
Tax Type Description
Year
Time Period
Tax Revenue
Alcoholic Beverage Taxes and Fees 2018Annual$377,662
Bank and Corporation (Income) Taxes 2018Annual$14,062,543
Cigarette Tax 2018Annual$2,077,224
Horse Racing (Parimutuel) License Fees 2018Annual$15,490
Estate, Inheritance and Gift Taxes 2018Annual$0
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Taxable Sales (Calif. Board of Equalization)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Sales Type Description
Sales
2019AnnualRetail $18,048,985,195
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POPULATION AND CENSUS DATA
Population[Top]
Area
Year
Time Period
Source
Population
Contra Costa County 2018AnnualCalifornia Dept of Finance1,147,327
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Measures of Income[Top]
Income Type
Year
Time Period
Income
Population
Per Capita Personal Income - BEA2018Annual$82,5061,147,327
Total Personal Income - BEA2018Annual$94,900,0031,147,327
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County-to-County Commute Patterns (US Census Bureau)[Top]
Year
Time Period
Area of Residence
Area of WorkPlace
Number of Workers
2015CensusContra Costa County , CAContra Costa County , CA283,631
2015CensusContra Costa County , CAAlameda County , CA100,160
2015CensusContra Costa County , CASan Francisco County , CA58,089
2015CensusAlameda County , CAContra Costa County , CA41,010
2015CensusSolano County , CAContra Costa County , CA19,504
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JOB OPENINGS & TRAINING PROVIDERS
Job Openings from JobCentral National Labor Exchange[Top]
 
Job Openings

Training Providers in Area[Top]
Provider Name
Provider Type
Location
Martinez Adult EducationSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Martinez,CA
Montessori Teacher Training CenterApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsMountain View,CA
Contractors State License Services - ConcordApprenticeship, Business, Career, & Tech SchoolsConcord,CA
Contra Costa County ROPSchools with Occupational Programs (ROP)Pleasant Hill,CA
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Mountain ViewUniversity or College (four-year school)Mountain View,CA
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