Sharperoo Releases Analysis of the Construction and Home Improvement Industry in the State of California

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Cross-County Analysis Examines the Relationship between Licensed Contractors per Capita and Economic Variables such as Median Household Income and Total Population

Sharperoo today released county-by-county analysis of the contracting industry in California by appending their data on licensed contractors in the State of California with US Census Data. Overall, they found 192,299 licensed contractors in the State of California. On average, a county in California has .0074 licensed contractors per capita (or approximately 162 people for every one licensed contractor) and .018 licensed contractors per owner occupied housing unit (60 units per contractor).

Overall, smaller counties (between 100k and 500k people) tended to have more licensed contractors per capita. Of major counties in California (population of over 1m), Contra Costa County had the most licensed contractors per capita (.0064), followed closely by San Diego County (.0061) and Orange County (.0059) while Los Angeles County had the fewest contractors per capita (.004) of all major cities while San Francisco followed with slightly more (.0047).

More analysis on the home improvement and construction industry in California is available on the Sharperoo Blog.

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Sharperoo is a Web site that seeks to establish marketplace accountability and trust between homeowners and contractors. In today’s environment, homeowners have a difficult time finding reliable and professional contractors. Meanwhile, contractors have a difficult time creating visibility for their business in the new media landscape. Sharperoo solves both of these problems by providing homeowners with a free and reliable resource they can use to find and rate contractors while providing contractors with a tool they can use to market their business online. With over 1 million profiles of contractors, Sharperoo is the leading contractor review site in the United States today.


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