The “NSJV as a Place” section provides data for indicators on housing, health, the environment, and travel/tourism.
Key findings include the following:
- Since 2011 median home values have seen sustained growth in the region. In 2017 all three NSJV counties recorded median home sale prices above the national median. Between 2011 and 2017 median home sale prices have doubled in Stanislaus, grown by 97% in San Joaquin and risen by 91% in Merced.
- Inter-regional integration continues to expand with over 90,000 residents commuting outside the NSJV for work and over 27,000 workers commuting into the NSJV for work.
- Despite changes to the Affordable Care Act health insurance coverage in the NSJV remained high although dropping slightly from 94.1% coverage in 2016 to 93.7% coverage in 2017.
- Travel and tourism expenditures in the NSJV expanded by over 17% between 2016 and 2017 reaching $1.74 billion