Merced County CA Information

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Merced County Subdivisions

Merced County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 267,781
Population in Households 261,329
Population in Familes 228,830
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,452
Population Density1 138
Diversity Index2 83
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 78,244
Average Household Size 3.34
Family Households 60,806
Average Family Size 4

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 87,043 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 41,498 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 36,746 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,799 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $184,905
Average Home Value $260,308
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,998
Average Household Income $62,138
Per Capita Income $19,047
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.79%
Households 0.54% 0.73%
Families 0.55% 0.74%
Median Household Income   0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Merced County CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Merced County to the other 58 counties and county equivalents in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 25 59th
Population Density1 # 25 59th
Diversity Index2 # 7 90th
Median Household Income # 46 22nd
Per Capita Income # 55 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.