Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area CA Demographic Data and Boundary Map


Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area Boundary Map

Merced, CA Metropolitan Statistical Area Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


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


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


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


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