Merced County CA Information


Merced County Subdivisions

Merced County CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 272,190
Population in Households 266,530
Population in Familes 234,449
Population in Group Qrtrs 5,660
Population Density1 141
Diversity Index2 84


Median Household Income $49,944
Average Household Income $69,383
Per Capita Income $21,241


Total Housing Units 87,677 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 42,479 (48.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 37,805 (43.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,393 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $233,701
Average Home Value $335,415


Total Households 80,284
Average Household Size 3.32
Family Households 62,381
Average Family Size 4
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.76% 0.82%
Households 0.72% 0.83%
Families 0.73% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   3.56%


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, 2018 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 Density # 25 59th
Diversity Index # 8 88th
Median Household Income # 43 28th
Per Capita Income # 54 9th

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